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Education Research in Conflict and Protracted Crises (ERICC)

Bangladesh, Lebanon, Jordan, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Sudan, Syria


As a part of ERICC’s Cohort 1 countries’ portfolio — including Cox’s Bazar - Bangladesh, Jordan and Nigeria — here are the latest publications:


Education Research in Conflict and Protracted Crisis (ERICC) is a three-year Education in Emergencies (EiE) research programme funded by the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Countries in focus include Bangladesh (Cox’s Bazar), Jordan, Lebanon, Myanmar, Nigeria, South Sudan and Syria, and the programme is comprised of four main components:

1) Research on the most effective approaches to education in conflict and protracted crisis,

2) In-Country Operational Support

3) Promoting research uptake across FCDO and the international community, and

4) Knowledge Systems Strengthening

The ERICC consortium and approach to research

Leading ERICC components 1 & 2, and coordinating closely with leads for components 3 & 4, is the ERICC Research Programme Consortium (RPC), a global research and learning partnership that strives to transform education policy and practice in conflict and protracted crisis around the world — ultimately to help improve holistic outcomes for children — through building a global hub for rigorous, context-relevant and actionable evidence base. 

ERICC RPC seeks to identify the most effective approaches for improving access, quality, and continuity of education to support sustainable and coherent education systems and holistic learning and development of children in conflict and crisis. ERICC aims to bridge research, practice, and policy with accessible and actionable knowledge, at local, national, regional and global levels, through co-construction of research and collaborative partnerships.

The ERICC RPC is led by the International Rescue Committee (IRC), and expert partners include Centre for Lebanese Studies, Common Heritage Foundation, Forcier Consulting, ODI, Osman Consulting, Oxford Policy Management, and Queen Rania Foundation. During ERICC’s inception period, NYU-TIES provided research leadership, developed the original ERICC Conceptual Framework and contributed to early research agenda development. 

ERICC RPC is committed to four primary principles for conducting rigorous research:

  • Having developed and using ERICC Conceptual Framework to conduct systematic evidence reviews, evidence building and evidence based decision-making
  • Developing contextual understandings of the Political Economy of Education of different conflict and crises settings
  • A co-constructive approach to building research agendas through stakeholder engagement from the start for evidence use and evidence uptake
  • Applying a research methods framework to build evidence in a systematic and rigorous way

ERICC publications

At the end of ERICC’s inception year the RPC published the ERICC Inception Report in March 2023. The report provides an overview of the consortium, the ERICC theory of change, the ERICC Conceptual Framework, process for developing country research agendas and much more. 

Read the ERICC Conceptual Framework developed by NYU Global TIES for Children during the Inception Period, and interact with the ERICC Conceptual Framework - interactive version.

As a part of ERICC’s Cohort 1 countries — including Cox’s Bazar - Bangladesh, Jordan and Nigeria — the ERICC RPC has also just published the following publications:

Also soon to be published:

  • Cox’s Bazar - Bangladesh Data Systems Review
  • Jordan Data Systems Review
  • Nigeria Data Systems Review
  • South Sudan Evidence Review
  • South Sudan Data Systems Review
  • Syria Evidence Review
  • Syria Data Systems Review
  • Global Evidence Review
  • Global Research Agenda Overview
  • Global Data Systems Synthesis
  • Country Study Concept Notes
  • Political Economy Analyses

And much more, stay tuned! 

ERICC Leadership

ERICC Research Programme Consortium Leadership

To be announced, ERICC Research Co-Director 
Silvia Diazgranados Ferráns, ERICC Research Co-Director (IRC)
Marie-France Guimond, ERICC Programme Director (IRC)
Oladele Akogun, ERICC Research Director - Nigeria & South Sudan (IRC) 
Robert Palmer, ERICC Research Director - Jordan (QRF)
To be announced, ERICC Research Director - Bangladesh & Myanmar
Cathrine Brun, ERICC Research Director - Lebanon (CLS)
To be announced, ERICC Research Director - Syria 
Tim Kelsall, ERICC Senior Policy Lead (ODI)
Maku Obuobi, ERICC Deputy Director & Fund Manager (IRC)

ERICC Technical & Advisory Board

Larry Aber
Co-director, NYU Global TIES for Children

Modupe Adefeso-Olateju
Managing Director, TEP Centre

Friedrich Affolter
Global Education Cluster Co-Coordinator

Michelle Brown
Global Education Cluster Co-Coordinator

Thomas Dreesen
Education Research Manager, UNICEF Innocenti

Sarah Dryden Peterson
Associate Professor, Director, REACH, Harvard University

David Evans
Senior Fellow, CGD

Loise Gichuhi
Education Economist and EiE Expert, University of Nairobi

Emma Gremley
Senior Director, Education Technical Unit, IRC

Sarah Kabay
Education Program Director, Innovations for Poverty Action

Graham Lang
Chief of Education, Education Cannot Wait

Rebecca Telford
Education Section Chief, UNHCR

Tejendra Pherali
Professor of Education, Conflict and Peace, UCL

Anna-Maria Tammi
Technical Lead, Education in Emergencies - Conflict-Affected Fragile States, Global Partnership for Education Technical Lead, GPE Education in Emergencies CAFS

Leonard Wantchekon
Professor, Princeton University

Nina Weisenhorn
Deputy Director, Office of Social Services, USAID/Afghanistan

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