INEE Guidance Notes on Safer School Construction

Published by
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery
Disaster Risk Reduction
School Management - Safe Schools and Learning Environments
School Management - School Infrastructure and Construction

These guidance notes have been developed for policymakers and planners of local, regional and national government bodies and all other organizations interested or engaged in enhancing the safety of school populations and the resiliency of the buildings they occupy. The Guidance Notes on Safer School Construction present a framework of guiding principles and general steps to develop a context-specific plan to address this critical gap to reaching EFA and the MDGs through the disaster resilient construction and retrofitting of school buildings.