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When Education Mitigates the Negative Effects of Violent Conflict on Youth

Violent conflict presents one of the greatest threats to human development. Nearly half of the more than 1.4 billion population living in fragile and conflict affected states are below the age of 20.[1] This blog post explores recent reports that indicate that equitable and relevant education is one critical way to build young people’s capacities and strengthen social cohesion to mitigate the negative effects of violent conflict on young women and men’s lives. Read more  »

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Revisiting the Two Faces of Education in Conflict: Implications for Education Materials

Bush and Saltarelli (2000) told us that there are two faces of education in ethnic conflict – education grievances and structural features that can act as drivers of conflict, and education policies that can build connectors and promote peace. Many countries face new and divisive tensions as economic and other forces impact unevenly on different ethnic, linguistic, religious and other groups, leading to instability and sometimes armed conflict.

The Sustainable Development Goals Targets 4.1 and 4.7 ask educators to see that all children complete primary and secondary school, Read more  »

Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Learning and Teaching Strategies in EiCC, Understand and Strive for Equity, Understanding Crisis and Conflict Contexts

Rapid education and risk assessment (RERA) for the USAID/ERSA (education recovery support activity)

Author: USAID Education Recovery Support Act
Full Citation: USAID Education Recovery Support Act. (2016). Rapid education and risk assessment (RERA) for the USAID/ERSA (education recovery support activity). (Presentation Slides). Mali: Authors
Research Category:
  • Primary Research
    • Planned or ongoing project / program evaluation
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Research / Assessment for Program Design/Implementation
    • Understanding Crisis and Conflict Contexts
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Mali
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Research / Assessment for Program Design/Implementation, Understanding Crisis and Conflict Contexts

USAID education strategy 2011 – 2015

Author: USAID Education Strategy Policy Task Team
Full Citation: USAID Education Strategy Policy Task Team. (2011). USAID education strategy 2011 - 2015. Washington, DC: Authors.
Research Category:
  • Project Documents
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
  • Make Learning Safer
    • Conflict Zones
Posted in Conflict Zones, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Make Learning Safer

Checklist for conflict sensitivity in education programs

Author: Valerie Haugen
Full Citation: Haugen, V. (2013). Checklist for Conflict Sensitivity in Education Programs. Washington, DC: USAID  
Research Category:
  • Project Documents
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Conflict Sensitivity
Posted in Conflict Sensitivity, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs

Guide to education in natural disasters: how USAID supports education in crises

Author: JBS International, Inc.
Full Citation: JBS International, Inc. (2014). Guide to education in natural disasters: How USAID supports education in crises. Washington DC: USAID
Research Category:
  • Project Documents
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Research / Assessment for Program Design/Implementation
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Research / Assessment for Program Design/Implementation

A rapid needs assessment guide: for education in countries affected by crisis and conflict

Author: Valerie Haugen
Full Citation: Haugen, V. (2014). A rapid needs assessment guide: for education in countries affected by crisis and conflict. Washington, DC: USAID
Research Category:
  • Project Documents
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Research / Assessment for Program Design/Implementation
    • Understanding Crisis and Conflict Contexts
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Research / Assessment for Program Design/Implementation, Understanding Crisis and Conflict Contexts

Theories and indicators of change concepts and primers for conflict management and mitigation

Author: Eileen Babbitt, Diana Chigas and Robert Wilkinson
Full Citation: Babbitt, E., Chigas, D., & Wilkinson, R. (2013). Theories and indicators of change concepts and primers for conflict management and mitigation. Washington, DC: USAID  
Research Category:
  • Project Documents
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Theories of Change and Adaptive Management
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Theories of Change and Adaptive Management

Integrating conflict and fragility analysis into the education system analysis guidelines: a proposed companion guide

Author: Cynthia Koons
Full Citation: Koons, C. (2013). Integrating conflict and fragility analysis into the education system analysis guidelines: a proposed companion guide. Washington, DC: USAID
Research Category:
  • Secondary Research
    • Systematic reviews / literature reviews
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Conflict Sensitivity
Posted in Conflict Sensitivity, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs

Rapid education risk analysis in the Gao region

Author: USAID Education Recovery Support Act
Full Citation: USAID Education Recovery Support Act. (2016). Rapid education risk analysis in the Gao region. Mali: Authors
Research Category:
  • Primary Research
    • Planned or ongoing project / program evaluation
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Understanding Crisis and Conflict Contexts
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Mali
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Understanding Crisis and Conflict Contexts

Rapid education and risk analysis El Salvador: final report

Author: USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network
Full Citation: USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network. (2016). Rapid education and risk analysis El Salvador. (Final report). Washington, DC: Authors
Research Category:
  • Primary Research
    • Planned or ongoing project / program evaluation
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Research / Assessment for Program Design/Implementation
    • Understanding Crisis and Conflict Contexts
Location(s):
  • Latin America and The Caribbean
    • El Salvador
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Research / Assessment for Program Design/Implementation, Understanding Crisis and Conflict Contexts

Rapid education and risk analysis

Author: USAID
Full Citation: USAID. (2015). Rapid education and risk analysis (Working Draft)Washington, D.C.: Author.
Research Category:
  • Project Documents
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Research / Assessment for Program Design/Implementation
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Research / Assessment for Program Design/Implementation

“Whether and how?” History education about recent and ongoing conflict: a review of research

Author: Julia Paulson
Full Citation: Paulson, J. (2015). “Whether and how?” History education about recent and ongoing conflict: a review of research. Journal on Education in Emergencies, 1 (1).
Research Category:
  • Secondary Research
    • Meta-evaluation
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Conflict Sensitivity
Posted in Conflict Sensitivity, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs

An analysis of theories of change in USAID solicitations for education programs in crisis and conflict affected environments

Author: USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network
Full Citation: USAID Education in Crisis and Conflict Network. (2016). An analysis of theories of change in USAID solicitations for education programs in crisis and conflict affected environments. Washington, DC: Authors
Research Category:
  • Project Documents
    • Solicitations
  • Secondary Research
    • Meta-evaluation
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Theories of Change and Adaptive Management
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Theories of Change and Adaptive Management

Peacebuilding, education and advocacy in conflict-affected contexts programme: 2012 consolidated annual report

Author: UNICEF Learning for Peace
Full Citation: UNICEF Learning for Peace. (2013). Peacebuilding, education and advocacy in conflict-affected contexts programme: 2012 consolidated annual report. New York: Author
Research Category:
  • Project Documents
    • Annual / Quarterly Reports
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Conflict Sensitivity
    • Peacebuilding
  • Make Learning Safer
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Burundi
    • Chad
    • Cote D'Ivoire
    • DRC
    • Ethiopia
    • Liberia
    • Sierra Leone
    • Somalia
    • South Sudan
    • Uganda
  • Asia
    • Myanmar
    • Pakistan
  • Middle East
    • Palestine
    • Yemen
Posted in Conflict Sensitivity, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Make Learning Safer, Peacebuilding, Understand and Strive for Equity

Child-friendly schooling for peacebuilding

Author: Fumiyo Kagawa and David Selby
Full Citation: Kagawa, F., & Selby, D. (2014). Child-friendly schooling for peacebuilding. New York: UNICEF
Research Category:
  • Theory
    • Theoretical Pieces
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Conflict Sensitivity
    • Peacebuilding
  • Make Learning Safer
Posted in Conflict Sensitivity, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Make Learning Safer, Peacebuilding

Early childhood education and peacebuilding in postconflict northern and eastern Uganda achievements, challenges, and lessons learned

Author: W. Glenn Smith
Full Citation: Smith, W. G. (2015). Early childhood education and peacebuilding in postconflict northern and eastern Uganda achievements, challenges, and lessons learned. Peacebuilding Education and Advocacy in Conflict-Affected Contexts Programme. Kenya: UNICEF Learning for Peace
Research Category:
  • Primary Research
    • Planned or ongoing project / program evaluation
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Conflict Sensitivity
    • Peacebuilding
  • Make Learning Safer
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Uganda
Posted in Conflict Sensitivity, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Make Learning Safer, Peacebuilding, Understand and Strive for Equity

Early childhood education and peacebuilding in areas of ongoing conflict and in refugee settlements in Western Uganda achievements, challenges, and lessons learned

Author: W. Glenn Smith
Full Citation: Smith, W. G. (2015). Early Childhood Education and Peacebuilding in Areas of ongoing Conflict and in Refugee Settlements in Western Uganda Achievements, Challenges, and Lessons Learned. Peacebuilding Education and Advocacy in Conflict-Affected Contexts Programme. Kenya: UNICEF Learning for Peace.
Research Category:
  • Primary Research
    • Planned or ongoing project / program evaluation
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Peacebuilding
  • Make Learning Safer
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Uganda
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Make Learning Safer, Monitoring and Evaluation, Peacebuilding, Understand and Strive for Equity

Starting early to build stronger and more peaceful societies

Author: UNICEF
Full Citation: UNICEF. (2015). Starting early to build stronger and more peaceful societies. (Advocacy Brief). New York: Author
Research Category:
  • Project Documents
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Peacebuilding
  • Make Learning Safer
    • Social Emotional Learning
    • SRGBV
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Cote D'Ivoire
    • Uganda
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Make Learning Safer, Peacebuilding, Social Emotional Learning, SRGBV, Understand and Strive for Equity

Gender, education and peacebuilding brief: emerging issues from ‘Learning for Peace’

Author: UNICEF Learning for Peace
Full Citation: UNICEF. (2016). Gender, Education and Peacebuilding, Brief Emerging issues from ‘Learning for Peace’. (Advocacy Brief). New York: Author
Research Category:
  • Project Documents
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Conflict Sensitivity
    • Peacebuilding
  • Make Learning Safer
    • Conflict Zones
    • SRGBV
Posted in Conflict Sensitivity, Conflict Zones, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Make Learning Safer, Peacebuilding, SRGBV

PBEA Programme: the transformative potential of positive gender socialization in education for peacebuilding (pilot programme and impact evaluation in Karamoja, Uganda)

Author: Judy El-Bushra and Emilie Rees Smith
Full Citation: El-Bushra, J., &  Smith, E. R. (2016). The transformative potential of positive gender socialization in education for peacebuilding (pilot programme and impact evaluation in Karamoja, Uganda).  Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme.  New York: UNICEF Learning for peace and Washington DC: American Institute for Research
Research Category:
  • Primary Research
    • Completed Project / Program Evaluation
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Conflict Sensitivity
    • Peacebuilding
  • Make Learning Safer
    • SRGBV
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Uganda
Posted in Conflict Sensitivity, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Make Learning Safer, Peacebuilding, SRGBV, Understand and Strive for Equity

Gender, education and peacebuilding: a review of selected learning for peace case studies

Author: Judy El-Bushra and Emilie Rees Smith
Full Citation: El-Bushra, J. & Smith, E. R. (2016). Gender, education and peacebuilding: a review of selected learning for peace case studies. New York: UNICEF
Research Category:
  • Primary Research
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Peacebuilding
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Cote D'Ivoire
    • DRC
    • Uganda
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Peacebuilding, Understand and Strive for Equity

Evaluation of the transformative potential of positive gender socialization in education for peacebuilding

Author: Marjorie Chinen, Andrea Coombes, Thomas de Hoop, Mohammed Elmeski, Rosa Castro Zarzur, Kaitlin Carson, Ashley Doria, Joshua Sennett and Gilbert Kiggundu.
Full Citation: Chinen, M., et al. (2016). Evaluation of the transformative potential of positive gender socialization in education for peacebuilding. Washington DC: American Institutes for Research
Research Category:
  • Primary Research
    • Completed Project / Program Evaluation
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Peacebuilding
  • Make Learning Safer
    • SRGBV
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Uganda
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Make Learning Safer, Monitoring and Evaluation, Peacebuilding, SRGBV

Youth, education, and peacebuilding

Author: Alan Smith and Christine Smith Ellison
Full Citation: Smith, A., & Ellison, C. S. (2012). Youth, education, and peacebuilding. Engaging youth in planning education for social transformation. Northern Ireland: UNESCO Centre, University of Ulster
Research Category:
  • Theory
    • Theoretical Pieces
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Conflict Sensitivity
    • Peacebuilding
Posted in Conflict Sensitivity, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Peacebuilding

A systematic policy analysis of early childhood development and peacebuilding in fourteen conflict-affected and post-conflict countries (research brief)

Author: Lynn Ang and Sandy Oliver
Full Citation: Ang, L. & Oliver, S. (2016). A systematic policy analysis of early childhood development and peacebuilding in fourteen conflict-affected and post-conflict countries. (Research Brief). New York: UNICEF and London: Institute of Education.
Research Category:
  • Secondary Research
    • Systematic reviews / literature reviews
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Peacebuilding
  • Make Learning Safer
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
    • Policy
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Burundi
    • Chad
    • Cote D'Ivoire
    • DRC
    • Ethiopia
    • Liberia
    • Sierra Leone
    • Somalia
    • South Sudan
    • Uganda
  • Asia
    • Myanmar
    • Pakistan
  • Middle East
    • Palestine
    • Yemen
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Make Learning Safer, Peacebuilding, Policy, Understand and Strive for Equity

Evaluation of UNICEF’s Peacebuilding, education and advocacy programme (PBEA): outcome evaluation

Author: UNICEF
Full Citation: UNICEF. (2015). Evaluation of UNICEF's Peacebuilding, education and advocacy programme (PBEA). (Outcome evaluation). New York: Author    
Research Category:
  • Primary Research
    • Completed Project / Program Evaluation
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Peacebuilding
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Burundi
    • Chad
    • Cote D'Ivoire
    • DRC
    • Ethiopia
    • Liberia
    • Sierra Leone
    • Somalia
    • South Sudan
    • Uganda
  • Asia
    • Pakistan
  • Middle East
    • Palestine
    • Yemen
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Peacebuilding

Peacebuilding, education and advocacy in conflict-affected contexts programme: UNICEF 2013 annual consolidated report

Author: UNICEF Learning for Peace
Full Citation: UNICEF Learning for Peace. (2014). Peacebuilding, education and advocacy in conflict-affected contexts programme: UNICEF 2013 annual consolidated report. New York: Author
Research Category:
  • Primary Research
    • Planned or ongoing project / program evaluation
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Conflict Sensitivity
    • Peacebuilding
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Burundi
    • Chad
    • Cote D'Ivoire
    • DRC
    • Ethiopia
    • Liberia
    • Sierra Leone
    • Somalia
    • South Sudan
    • Uganda
  • Asia
    • Myanmar
    • Pakistan
  • Middle East
    • Palestine
    • Yemen
Posted in Conflict Sensitivity, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Peacebuilding

Peacebuilding, education and advocacy in conflict-affected contexts programme: UNICEF 2014 annual consolidated report

Author: UNICEF Learning For Peace
Full Citation: UNICEF Learning For Peace. (2015). Peacebuilding, education and advocacy in conflict-affected contexts programme: UNICEF 2014 annual consolidated report. New York: Author    
Research Category:
  • Project Documents
    • Annual / Quarterly Reports
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Conflict Sensitivity
    • Peacebuilding
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Burundi
    • Chad
    • Cote D'Ivoire
    • DRC
    • Ethiopia
    • Liberia
    • Sierra Leone
    • Somalia
    • South Sudan
    • Uganda
  • Asia
    • Myanmar
    • Pakistan
  • Middle East
    • Palestine
    • Yemen
Posted in Conflict Sensitivity, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Peacebuilding

Integrating PBEA and EiE: pastoral networking cards in Somali, Ethiopia

Author: UNICEF Learning for Peace
Full Citation: UNICEF Learning for Peace. (2016). Pastoral networking cards. Integrating PBEA and EiE: Networking Cards in Ethiopia. Ethiopia: Author
Research Category:
  • Project Documents
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
  • Understand and Strive for Equity
    • Learning and Teaching Strategies in EiCC
Location(s):
  • Africa
    • Ethiopia
Posted in Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Learning and Teaching Strategies in EiCC, Understand and Strive for Equity

Peacebuilding, education and advocacy programme (Advocacy brief)

Author: UNICEF Learning for Peace
Full Citation: UNICEF Learning for Peace. (2014). Peacebuilding, Education, and Advocacy Programme: Learning for Peace. (Advocacy brief). (n.p): Author
Research Category:
  • Project Documents
Category/Categories:
  • Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs
    • Conflict Sensitivity
    • Peacebuilding
Posted in Conflict Sensitivity, Design, Implement, Research and Evaluate for Better EiCC Programs, Peacebuilding