Education for all global monitoring report 2011 – the hidden crisis: armed conflict and education

Although there has been progress in many areas, the overarching message to emerge from the 2011 Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report is that most of the goals will be missed. Countries affected by armed conflict are among the farthest from reaching the Education for All goals, and face particularly daunting challenges. The hidden crisis in… Read more


2012-2016 Education Strategy

Quality education that builds relevant skills and knowledge enables refugees to live healthy, productive lives and builds skills for self-reliance. At present, many refugees lack access to quality education that provides physical protection and personal capacity development. This is particularly true for marginalised groups, including children and young people with physical and cognitive disabilities; overaged learners… Read more


Higher education spaces and protracted displacement: how learner-­centered pedagogies and human­-centered design can unleash refugee innovation

This paper analyses the contribution of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to building 21st century skills and explores the value of tutoring and mentoring models, learner retention, learning technologies, and provision of language and subject matter support that best mediate higher ­level learning in fragile contexts. Variables such as sustainability, operability, equal access, cultural and linguistic… Read more


Alternative education: filling the gap in emergency and post-conflict situations – education in emergencies and reconstruction

Children in emergency situations, especially those affected by conflict, have a wide range of educational needs depending on their context. They may have missed part or all of their education or at the very least their education has been disrupted. In addition, all children in emergencies require specific skills and knowledge to help them to… Read more


The right to education for children in emergencies

This paper presents the key international legal instrument relevant for education, their use and links with policy frameworks and tools being developed by the humanitarian community to address education rights of children in conflict and emergencies. It describes the current thinking around the right to education in emergencies and why education is a central right… Read more


Educate a child programme

In 2012, a multi-year strategic partnership was initiated between UNHCR and Educate A Child (EAC), a programme of the Education Above All (EAA) foundation. Since 2012, EAC has enabled over 266,000 out-of-school refugee children to access primary school in 12 countries through UNHCR and its partners. EAC complements the roll-out of UNHCR’s Refugee Education Strategy… Read more


Education and displacement: assessing conditions for refugees and internally displaced persons affected by conflict

Conflicts force people to leave their homes. Indeed, one of the measures of the severity of a conflict – in addition to casualties and duration – is the extent to which people have been displaced from their communities. In a recent survey by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) of eight conflict-affected countries, 56… Read more


Refugee education: a global review

Education is one of the highest priorities of refugee communities. Yet refugees around the world face significant barriers to learning. The lack of high quality and protective education for refugees stands in the way of meeting Education for All goals, of achieving durable solutions, and of sustainable development and reconstruction of home and host countries. This review… Read more


Education and international development

Education is fundamental to every aspect of development and there is widespread support across the world for policies that affirm that all children, regardless of their circumstances, have a right to quality schooling. Yet despite concerted efforts from national governments, multilateral organisations and NGOs over many decades, more efforts are needed to achieve education for… Read more


Financing Education in Sub Saharan Africa: Meeting the Challenge of Expansion, Equity and Quality

This report presents a series of data highlighting the tremendous financial commitment of African governments and the international community to achieve Education for All (EFA). Since 2001, real expenditure on education has risen by 6% annually across sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), according to the report. As a result of these investments, remarkable progress has been made in educational… Read more


A stepping-stones approach to leaving no one behind in learning

To ensure the rhetoric of leaving no one behind becomes a reality, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) give rise to an important practical question: how can we monitor progress to ensure we know if we have been successful? As our new DFID-funded paper for HEART shows, it is vital that the commitment to leaving no… Read more


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