Lost Opportunity: Education for out-of-school youth in emergency and protracted crisis settings

In emergency and protracted crisis settings, there is a significant education gap for out-of-school youth. This NORCAP study focuses on the lack of educational opportunities for them.

Research revealed primary education as the predominant Education in Emergencies (EiE) priority, as well as an absence of clarity on who qualifies as a ‘youth.’ Girls’ education efforts often overlook pressing female youth challenges while support for boys’ and male youth education is largely absent.

The report details the limited investment and expertise on youth, and suggests that strategic targeting, designing relevant, youth-centred initiatives and empowering vulnerable youth are essential to improve effective EiE interventions for out-of-school youth.

The full report and executive summary in English are included in the zip file; the executive summary is also available in Arabic, French, and Spanish (PDF).

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Published by

NORCAP, part of Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Authored by

Marc Sommers and Mai Ibrahim Nasrallah


Adolescents and Youth
Education Financing
Out of School