INEE Minimum Standards, 2024 Edition

The INEE Minimum Standards for Education: Preparedness, Response, Recovery (INEE MS) contains 19 standards, each of which includes key actions and guidance notes. The purpose of the INEE MS is to improve the quality of educational preparedness, response, and recovery; to increase access to safe and relevant learning opportunities; and to ensure that the actors who provide these services are held accountable. The INEE MS are designed to be applicable to crisis response in many different situations, including emergencies caused by conflict, by natural hazards such as those induced by climate change, and slow- and rapid-onset crises in both rural and urban environments.

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Domain 1: Foundational Standards for a Quality Response

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The foundational standards presented in this domain are essential to providing a quality education response that is both holistic and accountable to the people and communities it supports. These standards are considered foundational because they cover the key elements that should be present at all levels and in all types of education programming, and in all aspects of a response.

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Standard 1: Participation

Community members participate meaningfully, transparently, and without discrimination in the analysis, planning, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of the education response.

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Domain 2: Access and Learning Environment

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The standards presented in this domain address the importance of creating an inclusive, equitable, and protective learning environment for all during a crisis. They highlight the importance of making sure that, during an emergency, everyone has access to education and can learn in an environment that provides protection and promotes wellbeing.

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Domain 3: Teaching and Learning

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The standards in this domain emphasize that equitable access to education must be accompanied by quality teaching and learning, and attention to children’s and young people’s emotional, physical, and cognitive wellbeing.

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Standard 11: Curricula

The curricula used to provide formal and non-formal education are culturally, socially, and linguistically relevant, and appropriate to the context and learner’s needs.

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Domain 4: Teachers and Other Education Personnel

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The standards in this domain focus on managing, administering, and supporting human resources in education, particularly teachers and other education personnel.

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Domain 5: Education Policy

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This domain highlights the importance of education policy in providing inclusive and equitable quality education during crises. There are two standards, the first relating to the formulation of law and policy, the second to planning and implementation.

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