Evidence & Learning on crisis and risk-related data

In order to achieve SDG 4 and fulfill the principle of leaving no one behind, the educational needs of crisis-affected populations must be addressed in a comprehensive manner. In crisis contexts, access to accurate and timely education data can be difficult. Available public data is often fragmented or difficult to access, which poses a challenge for those working to provide adapted education to the most vulnerable learners. In Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises (EiEPC) contexts, collection and use of education data tend to mirror and reinforce misalignment between humanitarian and development programming, thus hindering the identification of vulnerable groups, and assessment and monitoring of their needs, contributing to misallocated funding, inefficient policy and program interventions, and insufficient system strengthening.  

As education partners are developing significant expertise and knowledge in building system capacities in different crisis contexts, access to actionable knowledge and learning in realm of EiEPC and crisis and risk-related data –  particularly with national education systems, remains very limited. For this reason, in line with the objectives of the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) Acceleration Fund, UNESCO is working to fill this knowledge gap by identifying, collecting, and disseminating practice-based evidence and learning that has attempted, and possibly succeeded, in strengthening crisis and risk-related education information systems with a particular interest on building system capacities on EiEPC data.

This collection hosts key evidence and learning from a wide range of practices focused on any or all parts of the data value chain, from enabling environment and data generation to data sharing and use to provide practitioners, policymakers, and researchers with much-needed knowledge, evidence, and actionable learning.

The resources in this collection are the result of regular calls for submissions, and will be updated regularly by UNESCO's Section for Migration, Displacement, Emergencies and Education.

19 May 2022 Case Study
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organziation (UNESCO)
BRAC Institute of Educational Development

Rapid retooling and adaptation of EIE data processes and programming: Pashe Ach

In March 2020 BRAC explored alternative approaches and designed a telecommunication model, Pashe Achhi, to support all the direct beneficiaries during the pandemic. The objective of the intervention was to be connected with the beneficiaries and promote children’s wellbeing and development through play-based learning, positive parenting, and self-care practices of caregivers.

19 May 2022 Case Study
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organziation (UNESCO)
Mexicanos Primero

Back to school index

The “Back to School Index” is a project to use public data to build an interactive platform that provides support and guidance for the management of the opening and closing of 140,000 public and private schools in the Mexico.

19 May 2022 Case Study Save the Children, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organziation (UNESCO)

Research on school dropouts as part of the REALISE project

From October 2018 to June 2021, the REALISE initiative launch a research project with the aim to identify and monitor girls at risk of dropping out of school as well as to put in place community-based mechanisms to retain a maximum number of girls in school. This study focused on girls in 22 primary schools, secondary schools and learners in remedial education centers in DR Congo.

19 May 2022 Case Study
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organziation (UNESCO)
Health Information Systems Program Uganda

The role of DHIS2 for Education in response to Covid-19

District Health Information Software (DHIS2) is an open-source web-based platform that has been used to capture, validate, and analyze health data for the last two decades in middle- and low-income countries. Since 2019, Uganda has piloted and implemented DHIS2 for DEMIS (Decentralized Education Management Information System) at district level.

19 May 2022 Case Study United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organziation (UNESCO)

In-depth Education Needs Assessment in Hajjah governorate

The Assessment developed and implemented by Abs Organization for Women & Child (ADO) intends to identify the most important education needs at the level of infrastructure, education provision capacity, and learner well-being in the governorate of Hajjah – more specifically the districts of Mustaba and Abs.

19 May 2022 Case Study United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organziation (UNESCO), United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

Education in Emergencies (EiE) Bank of Indicators

The UNRWA EiE Indicator Bank was developed in complement to the UNRWA Common Monitoring Framework (CMF), which includes mandatory indicators for measuring the performance of the UNRWA Education programme. The main objective of establishing the EiE Indicator Bank was to strengthen and harmonize the monitoring and evaluation of EiE activities implemented across the UNRWA Fields of Operation

11 April 2023 Case Study Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience in the Education Sector (GADRRRES), Save the Children, UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UNESCO-UIS)

School Safety First: how adapted education information systems are playing a key role towards ensuring school safety in the Philippines

This case study explores the critical components and lessons learned from the effective implementation of the Comprehensive School Safety Assessment Suite (CSSAS) in the Philippines since 2021 that has contributed to improving disaster response, comprehensive school safety, and ultimately strengthened the resilience of the education system. 

11 April 2023 Case Study Global Coalition to Protection Education from Attack (GCPEA), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organziation (UNESCO)

Towards standardizing data tools and practices to better protect education from attack

The Toolkit for Collecting and Analyzing Data on Attacks on Education builds on the efforts of GCPEA to better measure the scale and impact of attacks on education and aims to fill gaps in monitoring and reporting. It includes a set of technical tools for all education sector stakeholders to standardize data collection, analysis, and reporting. 

11 April 2023 Case Study International Rescue Committee (IRC), Sesame Workshop, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organziation (UNESCO)

Strengthening Early Childhood Education and Socio-emotional Learning Systems through a Data-Driven Scaling-Up Approach in Iraq and Jordan

A case study of IRC’s Ahlan Simsim approach to supporting national governments departments through school readiness programs to strengthen their education systems to prepare children affected by crisis and conflict in the Middle East to successfully enter elementary school 

19 April 2023 Case Study
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organziation (UNESCO)
The Ministry of Education of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

Building a Resilient and Responsive Education System in Jordan: Strengthening Evidence-Based Crisis-Sensitive Planning and Governance

Since 2019, UNESCO is supporting the efforts of the Ministry of Education (MoE) and national institutions to improve the responsiveness and resilience of the education system to crises through strong governance and information management systems, by strengthening evidence-based planning, monitoring, and decision-making. This case study provides valuable evidence and learnings from the process of building a strong enabling institutional environment necessary to strengthen evidence-based crisis and risk-sensitive planning and monitoring. 

20 April 2023 Case Study
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organziation (UNESCO)
UNESCO Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Regional Monitoring Framework for Students on the Move in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Regional Framework for Monitoring People on the Move in Latin America and the Caribbean (RMF) is a UNESCO initiative developed in collaboration with 18 ministries of education in the region. It supports the formulation, implementation, and monitoring of national education policies to ensure the right to education for people on the move in the region, in response to the challenges posed by the significant increase in intra-regional displacement flows.