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Promising Practices in Refugee Education Synthesis Report

Adolescents and Youth, Advocacy, Curriculum and Educational Content, Early Childhood Development, Education Financing, Education in Emergencies, Education Planning, Education Policy, Humanitarian System, Standards, Response, Inclusive Education, Primary Education, Psychosocial Support, Quality Education, Refugees and IDPs, School Construction and Infrastructure, Secondary Education, Social and Emotional Learning, Teachers (compensation, TPD, etc.), Teachers and Learning, Technology and Innovation
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Charlotte Bergin, Education Adviser, Save the Children
Save the Children
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Promising Practices in Refugee Education is a joint initiative of Save the Children, the world’s largest independent children’s rights organisation, UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and Pearson, the world’s learning company. Launched in March 2017, the initiative set out to identify, document and promote innovative ways to effectively reach refugee children and young people with quality educational opportunities.

Eighteen promising practices were selected as part of the initiative. The practices have been grouped under one or more of six themes: Equity, Access, Learning, Wellbeing, Technology and System Strengthening. The practices and the experience of implementing partners have been used to identify ten recommendations, grouped under three overarching pillars, aimed at improving refugee education policy and practice.

This Synthesis report contains our reflections on all the promising practices that we identified and documented along with their implications for policy and practice. For more information, including the case studies and a series of articles from thought leaders in the field can be found at