Indicators for Conflict-Sensitive Programs
Successful education programming in Education in Crisis and Conflict contexts depends on the conflict sensitivity of all aspects of a program, from design and implementation to choosing school sites and designing learning materials.
In 2016, ECCN reviewed the indicators from USAID education projects in crisis and conflict settings and found that, in the programs reviewed, only four indicators were used to measure conflict sensitivity.
The ECCN support team created a list of 46 conflict-sensitive education (CSE) indicators. They drew upon concepts and categories used in INEE and USAID guidance and tools and incorporated inputs from other specialists. This list is now available as a spreadsheet that includes definitions, disaggregation, and measurement tools.
ECCN also surveyed CSE experts and selected the 16 most important indicators, based on their relevance to a range of EiCC projects, as well as their potential to meet other criteria for quality indicators (e.g., precision, reliability, validity). All these indicators complement the USAID Standard Foreign Assistance indicators and should feature in the framework of conflict-sensitive education programs.