Gaps in Formal Education in Iraq Education Consortium of Iraq

From August - December 2021 the Education Consortium of Iraq (ECI) conducted a study to investigate gaps in formal education service provision at the primary and secondary level to better understand the ongoing challenges and barriers affecting the education sector in Iraq. The research focused on three components of education: first, education infrastructure including physical infrastructure; water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure, and technology infrastructure; second, education personnel including both contract teachers (paid) and volunteer lecturers (unpaid/low-paid); and third, reintegration services for out-of-school children. The geographical scope of the research covered the governorates of Anbar, Diyala, Dohuk, Kirkuk, Ninewa, and Salah ad-Din, and also examined cross-cutting themes of inclusion, gender, sustainability, protection/psychosocial support, and COVID-19.

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Mercy Corps, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Save the Children
Nonviolent Peaceforce


Education Sector Planning
Humanitarian Sectors - Education
Safe Schools and Learning Environments

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