Our work is anchored in two strategic objectives to address the most critical and persistent challenges to closing the quality education gap:
ECW’s Strategic Plan 2023–2026 Achieving Results: A New Way of Working
At the heart of ECW’s strategy are ambitious ‘Results for Children’: that children and adolescents affected by crisis are able to access safe and inclusive quality education and achieve holistic learning outcomes.
The strategy builds on ECW’s global added value, with five important new priorities:
Prioritizing holistic learning outcomes: We are committed to redoubling our efforts to ensure that crisis-affected children receive education that enables them to acquire holistic learning outcomes and improves their wellbeing.
Transforming global financing data: We are working with partners to establish a new Financing Observatory to provide timely, transparent, harmonised and high-quality data on EiEPC financing.
Responding to climate change: The climate emergency is the defining crisis of our time. We are committed to ensuring that our response to the climate crisis cuts across all of our work, from global advocacy to climate-responsive and climate-smart programming.
Placing localization and community participation at the core of our work: We are committed to the Grand Bargain and to advancing meaningful local leadership, influence and engagement in EiEPC responses.
Advancing our commitments to gender equality, disability inclusion and to addressing forced displacement: Our commitment to reach those left behind remains a core principle of our work. In order to deliver, we are more ambitious in this new Strategic Plan; for example, moving from gender responsive to gender transformative approaches.
222 Million Dreams✨📚: A Case for Investment 2023-2026
In 5 years, ECW’s investments have reached a total of 7 million children and youth in some of the most challenging crisis settings, and an additional 31.2 million in our COVID-19 interventions. There is still much to do done, however, with 222 million crisis-affected girls and boys around the world in urgent need of educational support today. Their education cannot wait. ECW’s investment modalities deliver rapidly at scale, while also ensuring depth in quality and sustainability. Investing in education means investing in humanity. Investing in those left furthest behind is a manifestation of profound humanity in response to absolute inhumanity. Join us today!