This research set out to examine the changing nature of donors' engagement in supporting education in fragile and conflict-affected states.
This report outlines lessons learned and emerging good practice. A detailed examination was undertaken of the policies and practices of three main donors - the European Commission, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency - and two leading international non-governmental organisations - the International Rescue Committee and Save the Children UK. In addition, a field visit to Liberia was carried out to obtain a more detailed country perspective, and to map the research findings.
The research findings highlight the increased recognition of the importance of education in fragile and conflict-affected states within the international community. The authors point to the role of key champions such as the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies have played in successfully advocating significant policy and financial commitments to education in such situations.
This research set out to examine the changing nature of donors' engagement in supporting education in fragile and conflict-affected states.Download now
The work of teachers is crucial in any education system, but in refugee settings, their role is particularly significant. These teachers are sometimes the only educational resource available for learners in these vulnerable settings and may also provide critical socio-emotional support for refugee learners. In this article, the first in a series on durable solutions to the challenges faced by teachers in refugee settings, we explore the importance and implications of fostering an enabling environment for these teachers.
Children account for 41% of the over 89 million people who are forcibly displaced worldwide, and education is key to their life chances. It is therefore critical to consider the question of who teaches refugees, what challenges these teachers may face, and what support is needed to ensure better teaching and learning outcomes in these communities. Refugee teachers are an absolutely vital resource in their communities but have not received sufficient attention in the past. Here, we reflect on our research and expertise working with teachers of refugees to provide insights into the crucial ways in which they can be effectively supported.
Globally, there are 70.8 million forcibly displaced persons. Among these are 25.9 million refugees, over half of whom are children. Effective teacher management is key to ensuring inclusive, equitable, quality education for these young people, and teachers constitute the most important factor affecting student learning. In crisis and displacement situations, the role of teachers is particularly significant: they are sometimes the only resource available to students. This report investigates teacher management in refugee contexts in Ethiopia, and is the first in a series of country reports. It contributes to a burgeoning body of evidence about teachers in refugee contexts and aims to provide policy guidance to support ministries of education.