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Critical Choices: Assessing the Effects of Education and Civic Engagement on Somali Youths’ Propensity Towards Violence

Author: Mercy Corps Publication Date: November 2016 Description: For far too long, evidence on “what works” has evaded practitioners working on violence reduction, particularly Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). While a vast literature exists on the drivers to violence and violent extremism, few rigorous evaluations have been done to figure out what works to prevent or reduce […]

Turning Away from MS-13 and Al Shabaab: Analyzing Youth Resilience in Honduras and North East Kenya
November 1, 2017

Author: Education Development Center (EDC) Publication Date: March 2016 Description: This study compares multiple resiliency factors (individual, caregiver, context) displayed by youth who are participating in international-­donor-­funded youth development programs implemented by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), in Central America (Honduras) and the Horn of Africa (North East Kenya), two regions that suffer from high levels […]

Using Technology to Deliver Educational Services to Children and Youth in Environments Affected by Crisis and/or Conflict
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October 3, 2017

Author: USAID Publication Date: December 2013 Description: The goal of this paper is two-fold: (1) to compile and review illuminating case studies of technology- supported interventions to deliver education services that promote equitable access to children and youth in environments affected by crisis and/or conflict; and (2) to provide recommendations for the design and implementation of […]

Untying the Knot: Exploring Early Marriage in Fragile States
November 18, 2016

Author: World Vision Publication Date: March 2013 Description: This report considers the ways in which current interventions by governments and the international community could be strengthened to help end the cycle of poverty and inequality created by early marriage. Roughly 14.2 million underage girls are married each year, and the impact of the practice on their lives […]

Doorways I: Student Training Manual On School-Related Gender-Based Violence Prevention and Response
November 17, 2016

Author: USAID Publication Date: March 2009 Description: This training manual is a part of a series developed to improve School-Related Gender-based Violence (SGBV) responses of educators, the community, and students. This particular volume is intended to teach students aged 10 through 14 about SGBV.  The information is delivered in 9 modules, each of which tackles a different […]

Education, Conflict and International Development
December 28, 2015

Author: DFID Publication Date: February 2003 Description: This paper was commissioned by DFID in order to review significant issues related to education and conflict reduction. The report is divided into four main sections. In the first section, the authors examine the relationship between education and conflict. In the second, they look at ways in which […]

Three Steps to Conflict Sensitive Education

Author: INEE Description: Brief guide on the three steps to conflict sensitive education: Understand the conflict context; Analyze the two-way interaction between the conflict context and the education programmes and policies; and act to minimize negative impacts and maximize positive impacts of education policies and programmes on conflict. To access the resource, please click here Three […]

INEE Guidance Note on Conflict Sensitive Education
December 22, 2015

Author: The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) Publication Date: 2013 Description: This guidance note is for education practitioners and policy makers working in conflict-affected and fragile contexts. The optional strategies may inform government, development and humanitarian workers. The guidance note may also be of use to additional audiences, such as humanitarian and development […]

Checklist for Conflict Sensitivity in Education
December 22, 2015

Author: USAID Publication Date: November 2013 Description: The Checklist offers a practical framework for analyzing the operational and technical aspects of education programs. This ensures the reduction of conflict and tensions, which promotes equity and social cohesion and builds peace. With this Checklist, USAID expects Missions to develop and maintain a deeper, context- specific understanding […]

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