Full Citation: USAID. (2006). Education and fragility: An assessment tool. Washington, DC: USAID.
Through research and consultation, a new paradigm for education has emerged that addresses the risks of conflict and the need to mitigate them. This paradigm is framed around three key questions: How does fragility affect education? How does education contribute to fragility? How can education mitigate the sources of fragility and support resiliency? The assessment tool assists in answering these key questions through a series of thematic tables organized around general and specific root causes of fragility and their relationship to education. Each table looks at the links between patterns of fragility and access, quality, relevance, equity and management.