An Evaluation of INEE Minimum Standards: A Pakistan Case Study
On October 8th, 2005, a severe earthquake hit northern Pakistan, killing 75,000 of its inhabitants and affecting 3.5 million people. Only a week before, the pilot trainings on the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) Minimum Standards for Education in Emergencies,Chronic Crises and Early Reconstruction (INEE Minimum Standards) had taken place in Peshawar and Islamabad. Within days of the earthquake, a concerted effort to disseminate the INEE Minimum Standards had begun, which resulted in the distribution of hundreds of handbooks and the training of hundreds of professionals on the handbooks use. This study was undertaken to add to the understanding of the awareness, utilization, institutionalization, and impact of the INEE Minimum Standards in Pakistan, given the wide circulation of handbooks and the number of trainings held.