What evidence exists regarding how to deliver education at scale to large refugee and conflict affected populations?
The existing evidence regarding how to deliver education at scale to large refugee and conflict affected populations is somewhat limited. Much of the literature appears to be in the form of best practice or policy advice, based on previous experience, rather than results based on monitoring and evaluation of interventions. Much of the literature base is not specifically about refugee education but refugee and conflict affected education.
There is little doubt that children affected by conflict (either refugees or internally displaced) face major barriers to education. According to UNESCO (2011), in 2008, just 69% of primary school age refugee children in UNHCR camps were attending primary school. Failures in the areas of protection, provision, reconstruction and peacebuilding all contribute to the problem.
Information was found for consideration when planning education delivery for refugee and conflict affected populations on the following key themes: Infrastructure; Inclusive education; Gender; Financing; Teachers’ salaries.
Thompson, S. Helpdesk Report: Delivery of education at scale to large refugee and conflict affected populations. Health and Education Advice and Resource Team, Oxford, UK (2013) 26 pp.