New report examines recent trends and the impact of COVID-19 on education in Latin America and the Caribbean

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Children from Guatemala Charlie Watson (USAID/Rainforest Alliance Forestry Enterprises)

A Summary Analysis of Education Trends in Latin America and the Caribbean, 2022 Update, is now available on USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC). The report analyzes how education trends have evolved in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region over the past decade and how COVID-19 has impacted the education system.  The report, which DevTech developed under the USAID LAC Support Contract, aims to inform USAID education programming and stakeholders in pre-primary to higher education in LAC.

Highlights from the study include:  

  • Nearly 1.6 million children of primary school age are out of school in LAC. 
  • Approximately 27.8 million young people did not study or work in 2019 and that 65 percent (18.1 million) of those young people are women.
  • Private school enrollment in LAC has increased in the last decade and ishigher than the global average.

DevTech and USAID will present these and other key report findings during the upcoming webinar USAID LAC Regional Hub is hosting on December 1st at 11am EDT. The webinar will be an opportunity to engage with a diverse audience of education stakeholder and discuss how recent evidence can inform actions in research and investment in education programming. 

To register for the event, click HERE.

To read the full report, click HERE.

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