South Asia Ministerial Roundtable on Global Education Evidence Advisory Group Report

The pandemic has crippled education systems around the world, with school closures affecting more than 1.6 billion learners, with South Asia home to nearly 434 million children. The World Bank estimates that learning poverty in low- and middle-income countries could rise from 53% to 63%. However, more recent simulations suggest that number may rise to 70% due to longer-than-expected school closures.

There is an urgent need for a large-scale, practical, rapid, innovative and collaborative educational response across South Asia to address the growing learning loss and resulting impact on lives and the livelihoods of all children and young people.

A regional ministerial round table will deliberate on the main conclusions of the Global Education Evidence Advisory Group (GEEAP) report to help develop a regional revival in South Asia To plan. This event will provide a platform for the panel to share the key findings of the report with counterparts and CSOs in South Asia, as well as bringing together South Asian policy makers, education experts and civil society organizations working on education in the South Asia region and around the world and paved the way for the development of a regional apprenticeship revival program in South Asia To plan.

This event will be held virtually on April 11 at 5:00 PM IST.