Key Education Resources

Topic(s)
Humanitarian Sectors - Education
Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Manual/Handbook/Guide

INEE Technical Note on Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

This practitioner-oriented publication is designed as a living document that will be updated in response to changes in the learning and wellbeing needs of children, adolescents, youth, teachers, caregivers and other education personnel affected by COVID-19. 

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English
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Manual/Handbook/Guide

Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention and Control in Schools

Published by
Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC)
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
World Health Organization (WHO)

The purpose of this document is to provide clear and actionable guidance for safe operations through the prevention, early detection and control of COVID-19 in schools and other educational facilities. The guidance, while specific to countries that have already confirmed the transmission of COVID-19, is relevant in all other contexts.

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English
French
Portuguese
Spanish
Manual/Handbook/Guide

Covid-19 and Education: Initial Insights for Preparedness, Planning and Response

Published by
US Agency for International Development (USAID)

This summary offers initial observations and answers to key questions for the sector. This document will be updated periodically, as needed, to reflect evolving understanding around COVID-19 and its impact on the education sector.

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Manual/Handbook/Guide

Safe Back to School: A Practitioner’s Guide

Published by
Global Education Cluster
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Child Protection Global Protection Cluster

This guide builds on the UN Framework for Reopening Schools, giving concrete actions that can be taken at the community and school level to operationalize these global policy recommendations

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English
French
Portuguese
Spanish
Manual/Handbook/Guide

COVID-19 Refugees' Return to Schooling Guidelines

Published by
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

This document aims to provide practical suggestions – for UNHCR operations and partners - on how the specific needs of refugee children, youth and families can be addressed as schools begin to re-open. It complements and draws on detailed guidance issued by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, Global Education Cluster, other UN agencies and NGOs and includes links to key resources.

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Framework

Framework for Reopening Schools

Published by
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Office (UNESCO)
World Bank
World Food Programme (WFP)

This framework serves to inform the decision-making process on when to reopen schools, support national preparations and guide the implementation process, as part of the overall public health and education planning processes. Contextualization and continuous adaptation are necessary in order to respond to local conditions and meet each child’s learning, health and safety needs.

Arabic
Chinese (Mandarin)
English
French
Portuguese
Spanish
Nepali
Thai
Manual/Handbook/Guide

INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

The INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery is the only global tool that articulates the minimum level of educational quality and access in emergencies through to recovery.

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Azerbaijani
Bahasa Indonesia
Bengali
Bosnian
Burmese
Chinese (Mandarin)
Croatian
Dari
English
French
Japanese
Kyrgyz
Nepali
Portuguese
Pashto
Russian
Serbian
Spanish
Turkish
Urdu
Vietnamese
Mongolian
Manual/Handbook/Guide

The Sphere standards and the Coronavirus response

Published by
Sphere Project

Sphere collates and disseminates emerging practice and evidence in the Coronavirus response and released a four-page document guiding you through the relevant parts of the Sphere Handbook.

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Bahasa Indonesia
Bengali
Chinese (Mandarin)
English
Farsi
French
Hebrew
Italian
Japanese
Nepali
Portuguese
Spanish
Urdu
Project Brief

COVID-19 and Education in Emergencies

Published by
Education Cannot Wait (ECW)

While other critical needs such as health, water and sanitation are being responded to, educational needs cannot be forgotten and these have an equally detrimental impact if left unaddressed. The ‘pile-on effect’ of the coronavirus is that, during the global COVID-19 pandemic, interruptions to education can have long term implications -- especially for the most vulnerable.

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Report

A Framework to Guide an Education Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020

Published by
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

This report aims at supporting education decision making to develop and implement effective education responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The report explains why the necessary social isolation measures will disrupt school-based education for several months in most countries around the world.

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Manual/Handbook/Guide

Applying humanitarian standards to fight COVID-19

Published by
Sphere Project

Coronavirus is spreading globally. How can individuals, communities, humanitarian actors, local and national authorities best respond to uphold the rights of all affected people? Sphere and its partner standards can guide our response.

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Bengali
Nepali
Portuguese
Policy Document

Weighing up the risks: School closure and reopening under COVID-19

Published by
Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

A policy paper from The Alliance and INEE calls on governments to do holistic analysis of the impact on the wellbeing of children and young people, with a focus on the impact on educational outcomes and the child protection risks that are engendered by school closures.

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