GEM Report 2019: Arab States
Migration, Displacement, and Education: Building Bridges, Not Walls
This report on the implications of migration and displacement for education in the Arab States reviews evidence with the aim of answering two questions:
- How do population movements affect access to and quality of education, and what are the implications for individual migrants and refugees?
- How can and does education make a difference in the lives of people who move and stay behind and in the communities that send and receive them?
The following four chapters discuss how internal migration, cross-border migration, cross-border displacement, and internal displacement affect education access, quality and inclusiveness in the Arab States – but also in countries that receive migrants and refugees from the Arab States. They ask whether education outcomes of migrants, refugees, and other displaced people differ from those of natives, why gaps emerge and what the main barriers are to the provision of good-quality, inclusive education. The final chapter offers conclusions and recommendations.