This brief summarizes a case study that assessed the gendered impact of COVID-19 school closures on education, health, well-being, and protection of adolescents in India. Based on surveys and interviews in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, findings point to the digital divide for girls as well as shared barriers to effective remote learning. Informed by the evidence, the study presents recommendations to scale up efforts to improve remote learning, reduce digital divide and strengthen teacher support, with a particular attention to addressing gendered differences.
Pandey, Neelanjana, Emily EunYoung Cho, Shilpi Rampal, and Karen Austrian. 2022. "Gendered effects of COVID-19 school closures: India case study," GIRL Center Research Brief no. 10. New York: Population Council.