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Our vision is to create a world where no child or young person will have his or her education interrupted because of an emergency or protracted crisis. Education Cannot Wait unites global and national actors to meet the educational needs of 75 million children and youth in 35 crisis-affected countries.

Learn more about the scale of the challenge, the importance of the investment and the ambition of the Education Cannot Wait fund.

Countries in crisis

The location of 75 million children and youth in need of educational support

Countries in crisis global map

Publications & Research

Grantee Operating Manual (2017)

Theory of Change (2017)

ECW Indicators (2017)

Education Cannot Wait Roadmap (2017)

Why Education Cannot Wait (2017)

Where is the fund working? (2017)

Education Financing Mechanisms (2017)

Overseas Development Institute (2016)
Education Cannot Wait: Proposing a Fund for Education in Emergencies 

UNICEF (2016)
Advocacy Brief on Education Cannot Wait 

Education Cannot Wait (2017)
Frequently Asked Questions (Draft)

Education Cannot Wait (2016)
Case for Investment 

Education Cannot Wait (2016)
Justification de l’Investissement 

Education Cannot Wait (2016)
Un Argumento en Favor de la Inversión

A World at School (2016)
Education in Emergencies – Donor Scorecard 

Save the Children (2016)
The Fierce Urgency of Now

Report of the United Nations Secretary-General for the World Humanitarian Summit
One Humanity: Shared Responsibility

Oslo Summit on Education for Development (2015)
Chair’s Statement 

INEE (2016)
Report from INEE Global Consultation on Education in Emergencies

Global Business Coalition for Education – Investing in Education
Lessons from the Business Community 

Global Partnership for Education (2016)
GPE’s Work in Conflict-affected and Fragile Countries

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