Covid-19 response

System-wide planning support

Education systems need to be able to respond to both immediate and protracted crises. This includes building flexible workforce models. We are supporting policymakers internationally to use the skills available across the education workforce, and can support strategy and planning to meet schooling and wider health and social needs in a crisis.

Decision-makers will need to ensure that the systems are prepared for the return to school, or for cycles of transition as the public health scenario changes. This will require building flexible workforce models and ensuring that highly differentiated student needs can be understood and met at scale. Education Development Trust is supporting system leaders internationally as they plan for further change.

Following school closures, decision-makers will need to ensure that the systems are prepared for the return to school, or for cycles of transition as the public health scenario changes. We are supporting policymakers internationally in these areas– from Kenya to Brunei.  In Kenya, for example, we are rapidly mobilising a network of health volunteers to help reach vulnerable girls who are most at risk of disrupted learning continuity. We can also help system leaders understand how to consider and utilise community leaders, parents, and youth or peer leaders in their planning, as in the response to the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.