New BurdaEducation and GIZ Study on Open Education Resources in Africa

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions (UNESCO).

OER have the potential to support learning on a global scale. They can enhance the availability of textbooks, reading books, and other teaching and learning materials, while reducing costs.

This report investigates supply and demand issues in the provision of OER, particularly in low-resource contexts in Africa. It takes a close look at the challenges and opportunities for the use of OER in schools and communities.  It also presents findings regarding the digital environment in Africa, as well as ways to facilitate the integration of OER into national curricula.

The complete report on ‘Supply and Demand for Open Educational Resources  (OER) for Basic Education in Africa’ is available at the links below.


OER report and recommendations Oct 2019