Monitoring the Impact of Learning Outcomes

The COVID-19 MILO (Monitoring Impacts on Learning Outcomes) project was designed to provide information on the impact of the pandemic on learning outcomes in Africa. As countries work towards the goal of meeting Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.1.1 (b), it is essential that progress towards this goal continues to be monitored.

SDG 4.1.1 (b) Proportion of children and young people at the end of primaryachieving at least a minimum proficiency level in (i) reading and (ii) mathematics, by sex

The MILO project was implemented to provide a way for countries to measure learning progress against SDG 4.1.1 (b) prior to, during and after the pandemic.

COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa: Monitoring Impacts on Learning Outcomes - Main Report
Full report PDF
Executive Summary PDF
Chapter 1 Introduction PDF
Chapter 2 The reading assessment PDF
Chapter 3 The mathematics assessment PDF
Chapter 4 Performance of MILO countries in reading and mathematics PDF
Chapter 5 National contexts of teaching and learning during COVID-19 PDF
Chapter 6 School contexts of teaching and learning during COVID-19 PDF
Chapter 7 Student contexts of teaching and learning during COVID-19 PDF
Chapter 8 Discussion of findings PDF
References PDF
Appendix A Technical description of psychometric methods used to link with SDG 4.1.1b PDF
Appendix B Technical descriptions of data analyses used to link with past national assessment results PDF
Appendix C Supplementary tables PDF


Country Reports


Burkina Faso

Cote d'Ivoire




Students Reaching the Minimum Proficiency Levels Reporting AMPL and PASEC

This note provides supplementary information to the MILO Main Report (UIS & ACER, 2022). This concept note provides information on the reporting of the proportion of students reaching the Minimum Proficiency Levels (MPLs) in 2019 as reported in the MILO project and in PASEC (Programme for the Analysis of Education Systems) regional assessment in 2019.

Details on the Assessments for Minimum Proficiency Levels (AMPL) can be found in Chapter 2 for reading assessment and Chapter 3 for mathematics assessment used in the MILO project. The reading and mathematics results can be found in Chapter 4.