About the KIX Observatory


The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are facilitating the development and management of the KIX Observatory on COVID-19 responses in educational systems of 41 GPE African countries.

A Consortium composed of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the African Union’s International Centre for Girls’ and Women’s Education in Africa (AU/CIEFFA), with technical support from the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), is overseeing the implementation of the KIX Observatory.

This initiative intends to delve into a deeper analysis of issues related to COVID-19, focusing on primary and secondary education level and categorizing them under two streams relating to the operation of education systems and the well-being of the learner due to the negative consequences of school closures apart from learning disruptions.



Issues Being Examined​

The first stream includes teaching and learning, curriculum review/reform and education system resilience. Elements for the second stream relate to nutrition, school health, psychological and psychosocial support. Straddling the two streams are the cross-cutting issues of gender, equity and inclusion.


Operation of Education Systems


Learner Well-Being

  • Teacher training and support
  • Learner support
  • Assessment
  • Change in financing interventions
  • Education system resilience
  • Nutrition
  • Learner health
  • Changes in psychological & psychosocial support

Gender, Equity and Inclusion in Education

  • Addressing issues of gender, disability, or other vulnerable groups in education; during and post COVID-19
  • Engaging and responding to the needs of vulnerable groups (gender, disability, emergency settings) in policy and practice; during and post COVID-19

KIX Observatory Products


Live Spreadsheets


Documents and Publications






Live spreadsheet on Financing Education in Africa during COVID-19

▸ Updated on 15 February 2021





Teaching and Learner Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic (First Brief)

▸ Published on 09 February 2021


Official Launch of the KIX Observatory on COVID-19 Responses in Africa's Educational Systems


    NB: Other documents will be available on this section: Live spreadsheet trackers for policy/practice responses targeting 41 SSA countries, Live spreadsheet tracker for emerging research and innovations on COVID-19 in education in Africa


    NB: Other documents will be available on this section: Summary reports, Briefing papers, Case studies on promising practices, Policy briefs, Fact sheets, Newsletters.


    Countries Involved in the KIX Observatory


      KIX AFRICA 21

      KIX AFRICA 19

      KIX EAP



    Region: West and Central Africa and Indian Ocean

    Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Togo


    Region: East, Southern and West Africa

    Countries: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia (Somaliland and Puntland), South Sudan, Tanzania (mainland and Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe


    Region: Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, Asia-Pacific

    Countries: Sudan* (one of the KIX EAP member countries also part of the 41 GPE partner countries in Africa under the KIX Observatory)