A common platform for education in emergencies and protracted crises - Evidence paper
As part of global efforts to strengthen the response to education in crises, this paper provides background evidence to inform the proposed creation of a common platform for education in emergencies and protracted crises. Its analysis is based on extensive review of key source material, nearly 50 expert interviews and feedback on an earlier inception paper. This work has been conducted by a project team led by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), and was commissioned by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on behalf of the UN Special Envoy for Education, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), a number of key donors, affected governments and other stakeholders.
This paper was largely prepared November-December 2015, and served as background research to inform the development of a proposal on the creation of the education crisis platform, prepared January-February 2016. While some limited updates were made in early 2016 to this paper, it largely reflects investigative work prior to design decisions made for the platform, and thus does not always align with final recommendations as presented in ‘Education Cannot Wait: proposing a fund for education in emergencies’ (Nicolai et al., 2016) .