Act now: reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the cost of achieving SDG 4

There is a US$148 billion annual financing gap in low- and lower-middle-income countries to achieve SDG 4 from now until 2030. Additional costs due to COVID-19 related school closures risk increasing this financing gap by up to one-third, or US$30 to US$45 billion. But investing now in remedial and re‑enrolment programmes could reduce this additional cost by as much as 75%.

2022 Education finance watch
UNESCO
World Bank
2022
UNESCO
EFW2022
COVID-19 is a serious threat to aid to education recovery
UNESCO
2020
Supported with funding from the Global Partnership for Education
Policy Paper 41