Auditing Educational Equity in Light of the Covid-19 Pandemic

A Guide for Education Unions

published 3 December 2020 updated 30 August 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to unprecedented school closures that have affected over 1.5 billion students worldwide. However, the impact of the pandemic has not been equal, with vulnerable and disadvantaged students disproportionately affected by the resulting global crisis in teaching and learning.

"Auditing Educational Equity in Light of the COVID-19 Pandemic" is a guide to support education unions as they advocate for equity audits to be conducted at both education institution and systems levels.

The guide stresses the importance of equity audits in enabling education institutions and systems to adapt more effectively to a COVID-19 ‘new normal’ and also address entrenched structures of inequality that have long prevented countries from realising the universal right to education.