Progress evaluation of the UNICEF education in emergencies and post-crisis transition programme (EEPCT): Sri Lanka case study – evaluation report

The purpose of this evaluation was to identify and assess progress of UNICEF’s Education in Emergencies and Post-Crisis Transition (EEPCT) Programme in Sri Lanka and to enable systematic reflection towards improving programme results. Because of the war, which grew progressively worse over almost 30 years, and the devastation caused by the 2004 tsunami, the country underwent severe civilian displacement, destruction of public institutions and infrastructure. Traumatised by a combination of displacement, violence and fragmentation of families, and forced recruitment, the children affected by the war were particularly vulnerable and their education severely disrupted. The education sector’s main concern was to provide a learning environment at a very basic level, with suitable spaces, materials and psychosocial support.

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