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Leveraging ICT for the Learning Recovery and Acceleration in Bangladesh (English)

5 Sep 2023

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 caused a severe disruption to the global education sector, shuttering schools, and other education institutions for long periods of time. While the authors have seen technology deployed widely prior to and during COVID-19, open questions remain about the potential of ICT4E in developing country contexts such as Bangladesh including a host of quality and equity-related concerns. Moreover, the challenges faced by the sector in the wake of the school closures are immense. Although the Government of Bangladesh responded to the crisis rapidly by adopting remote learning strategies, these modes of instruction cannot replicate the learning gains of in-school instruction. This report aims to focus on the role(s) that technology can play in Bangladesh to strengthen resilience, improve service delivery, and learning and help address learning loss caused by COVID-19. This report explores how the EdTech space has evolved in Bangladesh, focusing on current ICT4E cases across different domains of the basic education sector, and highlights key constraints to more effective deployment of ICT4E. The study suggests ways that the Government of Bangladesh can leverage EdTech to support the post-COVID learning recovery and the basic education sector in short and medium term for a target audience of a wide range of stakeholders, including the relevant ministries of the Government of Bangladesh, World Bank global practices, and other relevant sector colleagues and development partners, among others.
bangladesh digital government south asia digitization digital economy strategy health-hg other education public administration - social protection


Asaduzzaman,T. M., Geven,Koen Martijn, Oza,Shardul Kinnaresh, Kano, Tsuyoshi (Yoshi), Shams,Farzana, Roy,Suparna, Bashir, Amreen, Zubairi, Asma

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Leveraging ICT for the Learning Recovery and Acceleration in Bangladesh
Product Line
Advisory Services & Analytics
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United States of America
Rel Proj ID
BD-Bangladesh Human Capital Acceleration Program Pasa -- P174233
Health-HG,Public Administration - Social Protection,Other Education
TF No/Name
TF0B3024-GATES HCP- Bangladesh,TF0B3526-R17 Gender-transformative innovations to address social norms through s,TF0B5026-Bangladesh: Building Effective Teachers,TF0B5846-Supporting the Development of Adaptive Social Protection Systems in Ban,TF0B9443-Turning the Green Growth into Green Jobs in Bangladesh – Leveragin,TF0B9539-R-20 The impact of social norms on shaping women’s behavior and de,TF0B9964-Aspire to Innovate Digital Lab Access in Bangladesh (AIDLAB)
Social Safety Nets,Gender,Human Development and Gender,Data Development and Capacity Building,Nutrition,Youth Employment,Social Protection,Social Development and Protection,Disease Control,Private Sector Development,Pandemic Response,Public Sector Management,Jobs,Data production, accessibility and use,Teachers,Nutrition and Food Security,Education
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HD - SAR Director (HSADR)
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