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Useful publications


Can’t Wait to Learn, War Child Holland, 2016
Together with local and international partners, War Child Holland has developed an educational programme in which children learn by playing serious educational games on tablet computers. The programme aims to support and supplement the traditional education model in conflict-affected areas in the short term, without displacing it in the long term. Available at:

#CostingEquity: The case for disability-responsive education financing, IDDC, 2016
This report is part of IDDC’s research into inclusive education financing. It looks at the benefits of financing disability-inclusive education, the current state of education financing with regards to inclusion, and what needs to change in order for education financing to effectively support the realisation of Sustainable Development Goal 4 and Article 24 of the UNCRPD. Report available at: Poster summary of recommendations available at:

Safe Spaces: The urgent need for early childhood development in emergencies and disasters, Theirworld, 2016
This report looks at planning and financing for early childhood development services in emergencies, to address the need for Safe Spaces for all children, where they can be protected, nurtured and receive vital services and where caregivers can get critical support. Interactive online version:, PDF version:


Inclusive Transition (poster), EENET, 2016
EENET worked with organisations in Armenia, Moldova and Ukraine on small pieces of participatory research into issues relating to Article 24 (education) of the UNCRPD. One of the issues was transition – when learners move between grades or levels of education. This poster shows some of the challenges that learners face during transition, and some of their suggestions for simple actions to make transition more supportive and inclusive. Download the poster in:

A limited number of printed copies in all languages are available from EENET.

Missing Out: Refugee education in crisis, UNHCR, 2016
This report tells the stories of some of the world’s six million refugee school-age children and adolescents, and presents some key statistics on refugee enrolment and education (although unfortunately not disability-disaggregated data). Available at:


A Student’s Guide to Disaster Risk Education: Stay safe and be prepared, UNESCO, 2014
The guide explains basic DRR concepts, explores the psychosocial effects of disasters, and provides tips for different activities young people can do in class, at school, at home and in the community to improve disaster preparedness and response. Available at:

Topic Guide. Education for refugees and IDPs in low and middle income countries: identifying challenges and opportunities, HEART, 2016
This topic guide is designed to support people working on providing education for refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs). It provides an overview of the key issues, and signposts relevant sources for further information and reading. Available at: