INEE – Contextualizing Global Standards to Local Settings

From the INEE newsletter:

Contextualizing Global Standards to Local Settings: Challenges and Lesson Learned
Tzvetomira Laub, INEE Coordinator for Minimum Standards 


This paper reflects on challenges and lessons learned from the contextualization of the INEE Minimum Standards, the only global tool that articulates the minimum level of educational access and quality in emergencies through to recovery and development. Contextualizations have taken place in eight countries/territories to date: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Lebanon, Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Somalia, and South Sudan.

Contextualization refers to the process of debating, determining and agreeing upon the meaning of global guidance in a given local situation: it is about examining and “translating” the meaning and guidance of the Standards for the context of a country/territory. Contextualization participants consider how the Standards can be achieved within the particular national context (baseline, structures, constraints, opportunities, etc.) that they are being adapted to.

Guidance in this paper will be useful to host partners seeking to contextualize the INEE Minimum Standards in other countries. It is also useful to partners in other humanitarian sectors who wish to carry out contextualizations of other leading quality and accountability standards for humanitarian response, e.g. Sphere Standards, Minimum Standards for Child Protection and others.

To view and download this resource, please click here.


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