Tag: COVID-19

Lessons from Ethiopia for the global education community on large-scale education reforms with equity

In recent years, primary school enrolment has expanded rapidly in Ethiopia. However, even before the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, some of the most disadvantaged still face challenges in completing primary school and learning levels have remained low and even appear to have stalled. The Research for Improving Systems of… Read More

How education systems can take the digital innovations spurred by COVID to heart: a case from Rwanda

VVOB – education for development and government and university partners in Rwanda have been invested in strengthening educational leaders through professional development for years. Fixed practices were challenged when COVID-19 forced us all indoors, and in-person sessions were translated to online ones. Now, insights show how a well-thought-out fusion of… Read More

Parental involvement continues to be central for reducing school dropout: evidence from India during the pandemic

What can we learn about the role of parents during school closures and their influence on reducing the likelihood of school dropout? Our ESRC funded project “Accountability from the Grassroots in Uttar Pradesh, India” is based on the premise that children learn best when the most important adults in their… Read More