Weighing up the risks: School closure and reopening under COVID-19

Author: Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action and Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

Audience: Policymakers

Languages: English

Geographical Scope: Regional


This paper is meant to help decision makers frame a holistic analysis of school closure on the wellbeing of children and young people, and to consider the safe reopening of schools.

The Alliance and INEE also call on advocacy teams, cluster coordinators, and agencies that have staff seconded into government ministries, to work with the national governments to support this analysis to be undertaken from a child-centred perspective.