Education in Emergencies Data Challenges in Latin America: The Venezuelan Refugee Crisis
The study called “Education in Emergencies Data Challenges in Latin America: The Venezuelan Refugee Crisis” was created by Jessica Lobos—INEE member—as her final research report in the framework of the MA in Educational Planning, Economics, and International Development of University College London (UCL).
Building on the assumption that data is not objective nor neutral, but a result of choices made by actors, this study provides an initial overview of the social construction of Education in Emergencies data in the framework of the Venezuelan Migrant and Refugee Crisis, including discourses, practices, and actors present around its development and use. A critical discourse analysis of key national and regional level documents as well as semi-structured interviews with representatives of the Ministries of Education of the host countries with the highest number of Venezuelan migrants and refugees (Chile, Colombia, and Peru), international organizations, and INGOs were carried out to this end. Through its main findings, a comprehensive answer was provided to how, with what data and by whom educational needs in the Crisis are being framed in the region.