Education and Fragility – more from INEE

The INEE Education and Fragility working group have sent out their newsletter for September 2013:

Here are some excerpts:

Spotlight on a CSE Pack Tool

INEE Reflection Tool for Designing and Implementing Conflict Sensitive Education Programmes in Conflict-Affected and Fragile Contexts

The Reflection Tool is designed for education programme staff and other stakeholders concerned with education in conflict-affected and fragile contexts. The tool can be used to ensure that conflict sensitivity is integrated in education at all stages of the programme cycle: assessment, design, implementation/management, monitoring and evaluation.

To download the Reflection Tool, please click: [English] [French]
To download the List of Additional Resources that accompanies the Reflection Tool, please click here.




Making Education a Priority in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The Global Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda is co-led by UNICEF and UNESCO, with support from the Governments of Canada, Germany and Senegal and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. A synthesis report has emerged from the inclusive and participatory consultation process.

The overall objective of the consultation was to assess the progress and remaining challenges in meeting the education-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted in 2000 and the broader Education for All (EFA) goals with a view to developing a holistic vision of how best to reflect education, training and learning in the post-2015 agenda.

The education consultation process emphasized that regardless of the structure the post-2015 agenda may take, education must claim an explicit goal focusing on equity, access and quality learning. Accordingly, ‘Equitable, Quality Education and Lifelong Learning for All’ is proposed as the overarching goal for education. It is expected that this goal will enable all societies to develop the skills, knowledge and innovations needed to overcome current and future political, economic, technological, health and environmental challenges and to ensure that we remain on the path of sustainable development.
Executive Summary [English] [French]
To read the full report, please click here.
Displacement and education of the next generation: evidence from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Households in Conflict Network, Institute of Development Studies

This working paper studies how the displacement of parents during a violent conflict affects investment in their children’s education years later. Using ethnic division during the Bosnian War as a natural experiment, the author claims to identify exogenously displaced households and compares them to households who did not have to move because of the war.

The paper finds that displaced households spend significantly less on the education of their children in primary and secondary school (20 to 35 %), while their children are equally likely to be enrolled. The finding implies that the disadvantage of displacement might be carried on to the next generation through the quality of education.

To read the full working paper, please click here.


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