Conflict and Fragility

The unique set of challenges and contextual factors that are common to fragile environments – the breakdown of social cohesion, deep resource constraints, and severe lack of human and institutional resources – raise the level of complexity in achieving educational equity in these types of settings. If inequality in education at large is a key element in conflict, it follows that educational equity  in fragile contexts strengthens social cohesion and contributes to sustained peaceful development.  There is a greater need for research evidence on how effective existing approaches and policies are in strengthening equity in education, and how equity in education helps strengthen peace and social cohesion.  

 
Kunle Lawal/FHI 360, Nigeria Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA)

Kunle Lawal/FHI 360, Nigeria Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA)

Goals

  • Understanding the linkages between inequality and fragility
  • Linkages between educational equity and social cohesion
  • Tools for measuring “invisible populations” and unique dimensions of exclusion
  • Standardized metrics for analyzing inequality in conflict-affected environments
  • Resource allocation in conflict- and crisis-affected environments
 
FHI 360/USAID Liberia, Liberia Teacher Training Program II

FHI 360/USAID Liberia, Liberia Teacher Training Program II

Activities

Current

  • Conflict & Fragility Annex to Equity Initiative Landscape Review
  • Development of Standard Education Equity Indicators for Conflict & Fragility Contexts

Research Products


Members

  • Friedrich Affolter, UNICEF
  • Stephanie Bengtsson, Wittgenstein Centre for Demography and Global Human Capital
  • Dean Brooks, INEE
  • Laura Daviso, INEE
  • Lisa Deters, USAID
  • Deborah Dimmett, University of Arizona
  • Eric Eversmann, Save the Children
  • Shai Fuxman, EDC/ECCN
  • Ashley Henderson, USAID
  • Cornelia Janke, EDC/ECCN
  • Amy Kapit, NYU
  • Rachel McKinney, Save the Children
  • Katie Moore, UNICEF
  • Jim Rogan, ECCN
  • Anne Smiley, FHI 360