This report synthesizes available evidence on the policies and practices of 40 GPE African partner countries in responding to the impact of COVID-19 on the well-being of school children in sub-Saharan Africa.
The synthesis was conducted using rapid scoping reviews, evidence mapping and the team’s expert knowledge of health and education issues in sub-Saharan Africa. It presents the main programmatic areas through which countries responded and identifies specific areas of focus within the programs, challenges countries have encountered in meeting the well-being needs of school children, and emerging areas of research focus. A series of recommendations are also presented in the final section.
The report is one of a series produced through the KIX COVID-19 Observatory which aims to inform decision-makers, donors, and education practitioners with emerging evidence on education policy and practice responses to the pandemic in Africa.