Case Study

Understanding education’s role in fragility: Synthesis of four situational analyses

Between 2009-2011, the INEE Working Group on Education and Fragility, in collaboration with UNESCO-IIEP, commissioned four country case studies, or analyses of situations of education and fragility - in Afghanistan (conducted by IIEP/UNESCO), Bosnia-Herzegovina (conducted by the University of Ulster), Cambodia, and Liberia - with the the intent to provide key data needed to better understand the relationship between education and fragility in a variety of contexts. The four countries were selected to encompass a range of different types and stages of fragility, with diverse historical antecedents and locations across different geographical areas. A comprehensive synthesis report, published in 2011, presents the findings of the case studies and, through comparisons guided by various analytic frameworks, generates insights and recommendations for policy and programming, as well as identify possible areas for further research.

Resource Info


Published by

Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)
UNESCO International Institute for Education Planning (UNESCO-IIEP)


Education and Fragility

Geographic Focus

Bosnia and Herzegovina