ERICC Inception Report
The Education Research in Conflict and Protracted Crisis (ERICC) Research Programme Consortium is a global research and learning partnership that strives to transform education policy and practice in conflict and protracted crisis around the world, through building a global hub for rigorous, context-relevant and actionable evidence base.
ERICC is an initial three-year contract (£15.8M) for a planned six-year programme funded by the United Kingdom’s Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) focused on ensuring that more children get better quality education in conflict and protracted crises through stronger evidence-based policies and better value for money (VfM) programmes. The programme is compromised of four main components:
- Research on the most effective approaches to education in conflict and protracted crisis (led by the IRC);
- ii. In-Country Operational Support (led by the IRC);
- iii. Promoting research uptake across FCDO and the international community (led by INEE); and
- iv. Knowledge Systems Strengthening (led by British Academy)
Each component of the programme will work in synergy to 1) create a rigorous body of evidence on what works for education in conflict and protracted crisis, 2) strengthen education programmes in FCDO focal countries and regions, 3) ensure that decision-makers can access and use the most up to date and relevant evidence on EiCC, and 4) strengthen systems for Southern thought leadership and a community of excellence to continue to drive the field forward.