Estimating the Potential COVID-19 Impacts on Learning Poverty in Brazil

Produced by: 
The World Bank
Available from: 
April 2020
Paper author(s): 
João Pedro Azevedo
Diana Goldemberg
Topic: 
Education - Health
Year: 
2022

School closures due to COVID-19 have disrupted education in Brazil. Before this crisis, 42% of children in Brazil were learning poor. This note simulates the impacts on learning poverty, considering different lengths of school closure. In our intermediate scenario, where schools remain closed for one quarter of the academic year, learning poverty rises 2.6 to 5.2 percentage points.

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