Investigating Humanitarian-Development Coherence for Education in the Middle East and North Africa Region
Case Studies of Lebanon, Syria, and Yemen
The humanitarian-development coherence (HDC) study intended to elevate the HDC narratives from values-based advocacy to practical and actionable guidance for donors and practitioners in the education sector. The study focused on three case studies, reflecting on key moments in the education response and how HDC was used to promote change and how HDC could be used in the future, forming the backbone of the study: events in Yemen in early 2015, the Fall of Raqqa in Syria in 2017, and demonstrations in Lebanon in 2019. The study examined the existing literature surrounding these key events; documented the state of education before and after the key event; explored how institutions and programs adapted; and the extent to which HDC was considered implicitly or explicitly.
In addition to producing a report, a toolkit was also developed to serve as a roadmap for USAID to take the notion of humanitarian-development coherence from theory to operationalization. The toolkit provides practical suggestions that may support dialogue between implementers, local decision-makers, academics, and donors on the topic of humanitarian-development coherence. Various tools within this toolkit are targeted towards different stakeholders.