The Impact of COVID-19 on Children’s Learning and Development in Ghana

Principal Investigator: Dr. Elisabetta Aurino

Funder: UKRI GCRF - Newton

Duration: 2020-2021

Website: poverty-action.org

The COVID-19 pandemic and the associated social and economic downturn are undermining children's educational and development outcomes, particularly in low-and middle-income countries. Leveraging a previous study, researchers in Ghana are conducting phone surveys and other direct assessments to measure the pandemic’s repercussions on children’s education and broader development outcomes. The results will provide the government and development partners with unique, real-time data to inform remote-learning and social-protection efforts.