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2020 GEM Report - Inclusion and education

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Graph of the week

Early action can absorb some of the cost increases caused by COVID-19

Annual financing need and financing gap to achieve SDG 4 pre-COVID-19, post-COVID-19 and post-mitigation measures in low- and lower-middle-income countries between 2020 and 2030, range for likely school closure duration and GDP scenarios, US$billion.

Statistics of the month

These statistics are taken from GEM Report materials.



of the poorest countries

failed to support learners at risk during the COVID-19 crisis

¼ of countries

have laws requiring children with disabilities to be educated in separate settings



have laws that help ensure full inclusion in education