The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Children’s Learning in Indonesia

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The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative impact on children’s learning across all education levels in Indonesia. This issue brief outlines the findings of monitoring on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the likelihood of children and adolescents continuing their education, with a focus on out-of-school children and those at risk of dropping out of school from socio-economically disadvantaged families. The results were collected through nationwide monitoring conducted by UNICEF and its partners across 354 districts in 33 provinces in Indonesia from September to December 2020. This issue brief also identifies some suggested actions to address the issues that have arisen due to the impact of the pandemic on the continuation of education for children and adolescents in Indonesia.

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