Conflict Sensitive Education Indicators
The term conflict sensitive education (CSE) refers to the use of conflict analysis to plan and implement education programs in ways that minimize negative program impacts on local conflict dynamics and maximize positive impacts.
Successful programming for Education in Crisis and Conflict (EiCC) contexts depends on the conflict sensitivity of all aspects of program design and all phases of the program cycle — including choosing school sites, designing learning materials, and monitoring activity practices. In 2016, ECCN reviewed the indicators from USAID education projects in crisis and conflict settings. We found that, in the 25 programs reviewed, only four indicators were used to measure progress related to conflict sensitivity.
In response, the ECCN support team has drafted a list of 46 conflict-sensitive education indicators, drawing upon CSE concepts and categories used in INEE and USAID guidance and tools, as well as incorporating inputs from other CSE specialists. This list of CSE indicators is available in the form of a sortable spreadsheet that includes suggestions on precise definitions, disaggregation, and measurement tools that could be employed.
Detailed Performance Indicator Reference Sheets (PIRS) have also been drafted for fourteen of the CSE indicators that were prioritized via specialist review.