Funding Windows

ECW financial investments support country-level implementation through two financing windows: Multi-Year Resilience Programme (MYRP) and First Emergency Response (FER). ECW also has a third, smaller funding stream to support global goods called the Acceleration Facility (AF). 
During ECW’s inception phase in early 2017, a series of two-year “Initial Investments” (II) were also rolled out. These transitioned into MYRPs as the Fund’s financing windows were established.    

Funds Invested by Funding Window

Multi-Year Resilience Programme (MYRP)

Through its MYRP window, ECW invests in countries affected by conflict and protracted crises. ECW MYRPs facilitate joint humanitarian and development multi-year programming and financing. The MYRP window supports more collaborative education responses, shifting the focus to joint analysis, multi-year planning and joint-programming. Integrating immediate and medium-term responses, it is geared towards bringing in long-term predictable financing and, thereby, bridging relief efforts to development interventions. ECW allocates multi-year seed funding to roll out key components of the programmes and help catalyze additional resources to fully fund planned interventions. Preparation of the 3-4 year joint programmes, prioritization of activities and selection of grantees is undertaken at the country level.

The MYRP window protects and promotes the right to education, mental health and wellbeing of learners. Importantly, this investment window advances gender equality and girls' empowerment along with disability inclusion. That is, MYRP programmes deliver targeted activities, enhancing access to education and learning of girls, as well as of learners with disabilities. At the same time, the MYRP window seeks to remove structural barriers that marginalize these learners, including harmful social norms. Learn more on ECW’s holistic education approach.

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First Emergency Response (FER)

Through its FER window, ECW supports an immediate and rapid response to education needs in sudden-onset emergencies and in escalating crises. FER programmes also aim to protect and promote the wellbeing of girls, boys and adolescents – including those who are traditionally the most marginalized and hardest to reach.

This window provides swift funding against an inter-agency coordinated proposal and is aligned with inter-agency planning and resource mobilization strategies such as Flash Appeals and Humanitarian Response Plans. Projects are for a maximum of 12 months; they are prepared at the country level and through a relevant coordinating body for education in the country affected. These bodies can be the Education Cluster, Education in Emergencies (EiE) Working Group or Local Education Group (LEG).

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Acceleration Facility (AF)

The Acceleration Facility supports the creation of global public goods that feed into broader collective efforts to improve education preparedness, planning and response in sudden-onset and protracted crises. The AF is used to advance public goods and tools, as well as support established networks working on gender equality and girls’ empowerment, disability and inclusive education.

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