Sudan Open Learning Organisation: annual report 2005

A common strategy for supporting basic education in emergencies, including in IDP camps, has been the “school in a box” approach. One of the earliest uses of this approach was in the late 1980s by the Sudan Open Learning Organisation, supporting schools set up in informal IDP camps around Khartoum. Sudan Open Learning Organisation’s (SOLO)… Read more

Rapid response: programming for education needs in emergencies

This report examines the influences on educational programming in conflict-induced emergencies. It questions whether standardised interventions are appropriate and effective educational responses, and focuses on child-friendly spaces, school-feeding programmes, and pre-packaged education kits. It draws on a review of literature, and the country studies of Sudan, Lebanon, Uganda, and Timor-Leste.

Kenya comprehensive refugee programme 2014

Kenya has been providing protection and lifesaving assistance to refugees since the 1960s. During the 1990s refugee influxes were witnessed from Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. While returns took place as the situation improved in places of origin for Sudanese to South Sudan and Ethiopians to Ethiopia, a significant number of refugees remained and continue to… Read more

Displaced Sudanese voices on education, dignity, and humanitarian aid

Education is viewed by Sudanese refugees and internally displaced persons as a key prerequisite for social status, prestige, socio-economic survival, and therefore human dignity. Using Sudan as a case study, this article demonstrates that humanitarian aid, which claims to ensure the basic conditions for a life with dignity, often attributes less importance to education than… Read more

Fatima’s story: reflections from a qualitative research dissemination on the drivers of child marriage in Gezira state, Sudan

Fatima[1] wears a yellow headscarf. She has bright eyes and a hopeful face. She is 17, has already been married for several years, had a child who died in infancy and has been divorced by her husband. She asks us if we are from India as she loves Bollywood films and wants to go to Mumbai…. Read more

Seasonality in South Sudan

Acute malnutrition tends to be highest during the lean season April/May – August. The lean season occurs at the same time as the rainy season, when the incidence of malaria and diarrhoea increases. This creates a double burden of vulnerability. The rainy season also brings logistical constraints to the implementation of nutrition activities, hampering communication… Read more

DFID South Sudan Education Programme, Construction & Rehabilitation of Education Facilities – Construction review.

The South Sudan Education Programme (SSEP) is a three year project that started in March 2011. It is intended that the programme will provide access for an additional 38,000 children to schools every year. Implementation of the programme is divided into two components. One component is the construction of 37 primary and 4 secondary schools… Read more

Economic Appraisal – Expansion of the County Education Centres Project

The proposed intervention is to finalise construction of 14 County Education Centres (CECs) such that they become operational. The CECs will predominantly be used for the in-service training of teachers, although they will eventually also be used for government training for other sectors, such as health and agriculture. They will also potentially be used by… Read more

Scoping Mission for an English Language Training (ELT) Programme in South Sudan

The objective of this scoping mission is to assess and prioritise the most important English language training needs in South Sudan, in the period following independence. Interviews were carried out with ministries, funders, NGOs, private sector and other groups. The report recommends that DFID should focus on key areas of English language teaching (ELT), to… Read more


This report looks at the strategies for trachoma control. Trachoma is endemic in more than 50 countries with more than 80% of the burden concentrated in 14 countries, and predominantly in the savannah areas of East and Central Africa and the Sahel of West Africa. Nearly 110 million people live in areas where trachoma is… Read more

Girls’ Education in Sudan

This report gives an overview of the evidence of the economic and social barriers to girls’ education in Sudan. It also gives an overview of barriers which affect the education of both boys and girls. It gives the evidence for successfully addressing barriers to girls’ education in Sudan and examples from other countries of successfully… Read more