Accelerated Education Programs Literature Review and Brief

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:

  1. the profiles and elements of existing AEPs,
  2. the learning outcomes reported by AEPs,
  3. critical questions and gaps in the literature, and
  4. recommendations for conducting evaluations and research on AEPs.