USAID has released the new Education in Crisis and Conflict Learning Agenda. The agenda is comprised of five priority questions in the education in crisis and conflict field and was informed by extensive consultations with USAID colleagues and outside experts.
The five areas of research are:
- humanitarian and development coherence,
- student well-being,
- data monitoring and evaluation, and
- strengthening institutional capacity
To address the research questions posed in the learning agenda, the USAID Education office, supported by ECCN, will organize and disseminate existing data, generate new evidence, and produce conclusions and recommendations through academic research, situational analyses, literature reviews, case studies, peer to peer learning, program and impact evaluations and multi-method tests of the theory of change that guides EICC programming.
Throughout 2018, the USAID EICC team will focus on collaborating with USAID Mission staff and partners to move forward learning activities related to these questions, with the goal of developing learning products that are utilized by staff and partners in program design, implementation and strategic planning processes. Taken as a whole, this new wave of inquiry aims to improve the quality and impact of USAID education programs and technical assistance as well as enhance the shared understanding of what works to improve education in crisis and conflict contexts.
ECCN encourages those who might be doing work that address any areas of this learning agenda to get in touch by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org subject line: Learning Agenda.
We hope this agenda can result in a collective effort to generate learning that can benefit us all.