Publication: A Simulation of COVID-19 School Closure Impact on Student Learning in Bangladesh
This Note presents results from a series of simulations that aim to capture the impacts that school closures in Bangladesh might have on the learning levels, enrollment and future earnings of children and students using a methodological tool developed by the Education Global Practice of the World Bank . We find that overall loss in learning for every child enrolled in school even in the most optimistic scenario is expected to be substantial and the economic implications of the learning losses are huge. Available data also indicates that remote learning requires to be made more effective. It is hoped that the insights from this note will be useful for the government, non-government, private sector and civil society engaged in education service delivery as they are attempting to forge effective partnerships during and after the crisis. There is an urgent need to substantially reduce additional dropouts and absenteeism through stipends and safe school opening and communication campaigns.
“Rahman, Tashmina; Sharma, Uttam. 2021. A Simulation of COVID-19 School Closure Impact on Student Learning in Bangladesh. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/35043 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”