LAUNCH: INEE Mapping Exercise & Policy Note on Measuring School-based Security Interventions

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Published
Topic(s)
Protecting Education from Attack
Conflict Risk Reduction
Education Policy
English

We are thrilled to announce the launch of a mapping exercise and policy note on Measuring School-based Security Interventions to Protect from External Threats of Conflict and Violence!

Around the world, children’s education is interrupted due to security risks and incidents arising from armed conflict and armed violence. Insecurity can be acute and lead to displacement and prolonged school closures. Insecurity can be sporadic or chronic, in both cases it forms part of the day-to-day reality with which learners and educators have to cope. Insecurity hampers access to education, but it can also affect the psychosocial wellbeing of learners and the quality of the learning environment writ large.

While many types of school-based security related activities are implemented in areas affected by armed conflict and violence, it is not clear whether and how the various implementers  measure the impact of these interventions on access to education and on the psychosocial wellbeing of learners.

To shed light on this issue, the Safe and Resilient Education Systems  (SRES) workstream of the Education Policy Working Group (EPWG) at INEE commissioned a mapping of measurement frameworks and tools applied to four types of school-based security activities and an examination of how they relate to measurement frameworks and tools used for access to education, and psychosocial wellbeing of learners. 

The mapping is for both the Education in Emergencies and Child Protection sectors, in particular for those looking to strengthen monitoring and evaluation frameworks and practices for the protection of education from attack and for those looking to develop or enhance integrated Child Protection-Education in Emergencies programs at school level, in
areas affected by armed conflict and violence.

The policy brief is a 3-page companion to the mapping, highlighting the importance of this issue, key findings from the mapping, and offers recommendations for Education in Emergencies and Child Protection practitioners and donors. 

We encourage you to read and share the Mapping and Policy Brief widely!

These resources are available in Arabic, English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish.

These resources were commissioned by the Safe and Resilient Education (SRES) workstream of INEE’s Education Policy Working Group, and written by Cynthia Koons. For more information, please contact educationpolicy@inee.org.