Education is a crucial component of sustainable development. It is an enabler of economic growth, labour productivity, human capital gains and social mobility. In times of pandemic, decision-makers around the world had to rethink and re-organize education on the spot to ensure its continuation, and to minimize adverse effects on students, teachers, and communities.

Higher education allows workers to increase their skills, in the hope of getting better jobs in the future. But does education actually pay off? Are highly educated workers better off in the labour market?