Education in Emergencies Evidence Briefs - Guidance Note

This guidance note aims to begin bridging the gap between evidence and programming by pulling together in one place the most robust evidence available to date, and combining this with DFID adviser experience of programming in three different emergency contexts:

  1. Protracted conflict – intense violence, often armed, causing instability and displacement of people; which is frequently protracted.
  2. Refugee crises – significant populations are displaced across international borders for prolonged periods.
  3. Natural disasters in non-conflict settings – floods, earthquakes and epidemics resulting in breakdown of services and the internal displacement of people.

Six evidence briefs have been developed by a small team of researchers and these have been utilised in the drafting of this guidance note. The evidence briefs are available as separate standalone documents and the references are included as annexes to this guidance note. Promising practices in this guidance note are drawn from available evidence (hyperlinks in the footnotes show where the evidence has been found), and where no references are given, the promising practice has been drawn from DFID adviser experience. The evidence briefs are organised around the same six thematic areas that are used to structure each of the three contexts in this guidance note.

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Development Alternatives Inc (DAI), UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)
Cambridge Education


Research and Evidence