Building Systemic Resilience in School Systems: The Way Forward

Publication | January 2021

This policy brief proposes reforms in primary and secondary education as developing Asia copes with the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It explores blended learning modalities that can be applied beyond the pandemic.

The sudden shift to online learning due to COVID-19 has worsened education sector inequalities. Blended learning along with adequate resources can help avoid the digital divide. The recommendations in this brief were gathered from an online workshop in October 2020 that was organized by ADB and The HEAD Foundation. The workshop involved policymakers, teacher educators, and school leaders from Bangladesh, Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Viet Nam.


  • Introduction
  • Short-Term Response
  • Medium-Term Recovery
  • Long-Term Rejuvenation
  • Working Together in Alignment

Additional Details

  • Education
  • Inclusive education
  • Education sector development
  • COVID-19
  • 10
  • 8.5 x 11
  • BRF210007-2
  • 978-92-9262-663-1 (print)
  • 978-92-9262-664-8 (electronic)

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