Development in Southeast Asia: Opportunities for donor collaboration, Chapter 4. Education

Development in Southeast Asia: Opportunities for donor collaboration, Chapter 4. Education

George Ingram – Brookings

Covid-19 has turned education systems globally upside down, with the unprecedented situation closing schools completely for several months, teaching moving to home-schooling and from the classroom to online lessons. In many countries, exams have been cancelled, not just for 2020 but for 2021 as well. The full damage that the pandemic has done to the dynamics of education will not be realised until after we can say it is finally over. Half of all students that will be affected by this damage are from developing countries.

This Brookings Center for Sustainable Development’s report includes six chapters studying development opportunities within Southeast Asia. This chapter in particular examines the current education landscape within the region and why this sector is important for development on both a national and human level. It also studies how each country within the region rank with regards to key indicators, addressing gaps where donor assistance may be needed. Existing levels of assistance from donors are also addressed, identifying possible areas for collaboration.

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