Opportunities and Challenges to Support Out-of-school Children and Youth through Accelerated Learning Programmes: Case Study of Uganda

Under the Accelerating Change for Children’s and Youths’ Education through Systems Strengthening (ACCESS) research project—led by the University of Auckland in partnership with the AEWG and funded by Dubai Cares under E-Cubed—this report presents findings from the first phase of research in Uganda based on an extensive review of data and documentation from existing AE and NFE programming in the country, a thorough review of national education policies and legislative frameworks, and interviews with key informants. Key questions this phase of the research sought to explore are:

  1. To what extent does political commitment, capacity and will for institutionalising and integrating alternative and/or nonformal education (NFE) interventions such as AEPs exist within the national education system at present?
  2. Where are there current levers and opportunities for the AEWG to lead and/or support systematic change which would better promote increased access to AEPs for learners who need it?

A think piece synthesis on some of the key findings from across the five countries researched in Phase 1 is available here.

Resource Info

Resource Type

Case Study


Published by

Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG), Dubai Cares, Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)

Authored by

Diana Sekaggya-Bagarukayo and Jessica Oddy


Accelerated Education Program (AEP)
Adolescents and Youth
Out of School

Geographic Focus