Knowledge and Resources

Through the Acceleration Facility, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) supports the development of knowledge and resources for the education in emergencies and protracted crises sector.
The following is a collection of knowledge products generated through ECW funding. We encourage you to use and share these global public goods.

To search for specific documents, please use our Resource Library.

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Education Under Attack 2022

A report by the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA), "Education Under Attack 2022" looks at a global study of attacks on schools, universities, their students and staff, in 2020 and 2021. Education is under attack around the world. From Afghanistan to Colombia, Mali to Thailand, students and teachers are killed, raped, and abducted, while schools and universities are bombed, burned down, and used for military purposes. Support for the GCPEA "Education Under Attack 2022" report was provided by the Education Above All Foundation, Education Cannot Wait, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and an anonymous donor.

Report Overview


EiE-GenKit: A Core Resource Package on Gender in Education in Emergencies, 2021

When gender-responsive, quality education is available to all, it has the potential to transform societies and build sustainable peace. A joint initiative from the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and the UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), the EiE-GenKit is a core resource package for gender in education in emergencies. 

The EiE-GenKit is the first resource of its kind, providing education practitioners with practical tools to promote gender-responsive programming from crisis to peace and sustainable development. The EiE-GenKit is based on extensive research and consultation with the latest resources, evidence, new tools and good practice available in one easy-to-use package.

The EiE-GenKit is available in a digital format here.  

GenKit Digital Library

Online Library on Gender in Education in Emergencies (EIE), 2021

As part of its partnership with UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), ECW contributed to establish an Online Library on gender and EiE. This dedicated resource centre for gender in education in emergencies provides curated resources and learning content for everyone working to deliver gender-responsive education in crisis-affected contexts. 

Access the online library here.  

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Education in Emergencies: The Key Role of Crisis-sensitive Information Systems, 2021

UNESCO, supported by Education Cannot Wait, NORCAP and the Swedish International Development Association, has published six case studies conducted in Chad, Ethiopia, Palestine, South Sudan, Syria and Uganda, which assess institutional education information systems (EMIS) and the recurring challenges related to the generation and use of data to inform education in emergencies strategies and programmes. 

Country Case Studies, Strengthening Education Management Information Systems and Data for Increased Resilience to Crisis:

Humanitarian Education Accelerator

ECW funds The Humanitarian Education Accelerator (HEA), a programme led by UNHCR which supports promising humanitarian education innovations to transition from successful pilots to programmes that can operate at scale. The HEA seeks to address gaps in evidence and scaling capacity by taking common elements from an accelerator – such as mentorship, internal capacity building and establishing a cohort that works together – and merging these with an evaluation-based programme.

Learn more about the HEA here.


Strengthening Coordinated Education Planning and Response in Crisis Contexts, 2020

This ODI research presents an analysis of formal coordination approaches for education planning in response to emergencies and protracted crises, including Education Clusters, Refugee Education Working Groups and Local Education Groups, drawing on global information and evidence. It further sets out a framework for analysis which will then be applied to six country case studies.

Global Analysis Framework

Country Case Studies:

INEE resource librery

Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) Resource Database

ECW supports INEE in order to develop and maintain a dynamic database of resources relevant to education in emergencies. 

Access the resource database here.