Strengthening coordinated education planning and response in crisis contexts

Over the last decade, violent conflicts have surged by two-thirds and displacement is currently at a record high and length – around 71 million people have been forcibly displaced for as long as 20 years on average. In education, a different but equally serious crisis exists. In low- and middle-income countries, some 258 million children, adolescents and youth are out of school, and amongst those who are at school, roughly half of students go through school without acquiring basic foundational skills.