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, after a process of peer review and validation, and will be updated regularly by UNESCO's Section for Migration, Displacement, Emergencies and Education.