Report

Economic Strengthening for Child Protection and Education in Emergencies

Author:
Lisa Zimmermann
Source:
Save the Children
Contributor:
Publication Year:
2014
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Provides education and child protection coordinators and partners involved in Economic Strengthening (ES) programmes key existing evidence and guidance documents in order to inform their work, at all stages of a programme cycle. It also intends to enable partners to recognize associated risks and to consider the most appropriate response(s) to a population’s needs.

Introduction

Background and aim of the compendium

In October 2013, the Global Education Cluster and Child Protection Working Group held a joint annual meeting recognising that improved coordination and collaboration between the two sectors can significantly increase the impact of their work. One of the issues raised at the meeting was that cluster members felt there was little knowledge on the impact of economic strengthening (ES) programmes on child protection and education and how members could best engage with economic strengthening interventions, which are becoming increasingly part of humanitarian action.

Cluster coordinators are more and more often asked to participate in ES or cash transfer working groups, and cluster partners increasingly integrate ES programmes in their emergency work. The aim of this compendium is to provide education and child protection coordinators and partners working in the field who are involved in or confronted with ES programmes with key existing evidence and guidance documents in order to inform their work, at all stages of a programme cycle. Consulting the various documents included in this compendium should also enable partners to recognise associated risks and to consider the most appropriate response to a population’s needs.

A large range of documents from UN agencies, international and national NGOs and other humanitarian actors were collected, and approximately 50 documents relating to emergency and non-emergency contexts were reviewed for this compendium. The selection of 21 documents in this compendium include those that address ES in emergencies settings, either as evidence or guidance. The selection of documents is not exhaustive, but rather a collection of available material that addresses ES for education or child protection in emergencies

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