Towards education for all: Strengthening data systems in conflict and crisis settings

Hosted by the ERICC Research Consortium and INEE, this event brought together experts to engage in dialogue on data needs in education in conflict and crisis education, as data issues play a crucial role in driving evidence-based educational decision-making and the design of policies and programs in response to the needs of children in these settings. Though data is often acknowledged as a priority, many challenges remain, including difficulties in collecting reliable data due to insecurity and capacity barriers, representation of affected groups in a data system, collaboration and data alignments to policy and program interventions, accessibility of information to non-data specialists, and lack of funding for relevant data initiatives, among many others. 

With these challenges in mind, this discussion aimed to gain a more contextual and nuanced understanding of the current state of data and data systems amidst conflict and crisis, and convenes global thought leaders, policymakers, educational researchers, and practitioners for an in-depth discussion on data in refugee education, emerging findings on EiE data systems from cross-country and political economy analyses, and the use of data to inform educational policy and interventions, as well as support from the international community.


  • Evans Atis, Data & Evidence Lead, GPE
  • Marlana Salmon-Letelier, Education Researcher, IRC
  • Olya Homonchuk, Senior Research Officer, ODI 
  • Manos Antoninis, Director of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report 
  • Tomoya Sonoda, Chief of Education, UNICEF Kyrgyzstan
  • Cirenia Chávez Villegas, Education Officer, UNHCR 
  • Freya Perry, Education Advisor for ERICC, FCDO

Resource Info

Resource Type

INEE Webinar


Published by

Education Research in Conflict and Protracted Crisis (ERICC) Consortium, Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)


Research and Evidence