Education and Fragility | INEE - International Network for Education in Emergencies

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Education and Fragility

Within a given context, education can help produce the benefits of inclusive and constructive integration of individuals and communities, socially, politically and economically. Yet, education also has the potential to perpetuate or entrench dynamics of fragility.

Meanwhile, conditions linked to conflict and fragility – such as poor governance, violence, repression, corruption, inequality and exclusion – can affect accessibility, quality, relevance, equity and management of education provision in ways that can exacerbate economic, social or political instability.

Understanding the dynamic between education and fragility is critical to ensure that education policies and programs, at a minimum, does no harm and, at its best, contributes to conflict prevention and long-term peace building.

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