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 Trackers


Documents and Publications




Live trackers on COVID-19 policy and practice responses


The Well-being of School Children in Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic

▸ Published on 18 June 2021



KIX Observatory Webinar: Education Financing, Teacher and Learner Well-being and School Reopening

▸ Published on 07 May 2021


▸ Published on 14 June 2021

▸ Published on 14 June 2021



Financing Education in Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic

▸ Published on 26 April 2021


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

▸ Published on 11 December 2020


▸ Published on 27 May 2021

Learner Well-being

▸ Published on 12 May 2021


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

▸ Published on 09 February 2021

Education Financing

▸ Publishe on 12 April 2021


Countries Involved in the KIX Observatory







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)