USAID, with NORC at the University of Chicago, has produced an important new study, Accelerated Education Programs in Crisis and Conflict: Building Evidence and Learning. This thorough literature review provides insight into a critical global issue: As of 2013, almost 50 million primary- and lower- secondary-school-aged children have been deprived of an education through the impact of crisis and/or conflict.
Accelerated Education Programs (AEPs) provide a key strategy for children and youth to gain access to basic education that is otherwise denied to them.
The review provides insight into:
- the profiles and elements of existing AEPs,
- the learning outcomes reported by AEPs,
- critical questions and gaps in the literature, and
- recommendations for conducting evaluations and research on AEPs.