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Investing in Fragile and Conflict-Affected States

Sarah Dryden-Peterson, Vidur Chopra, Nur Aziz

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  • Case Code: KC21INVE
  • 13 pages


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  • Case Code: KC21INVE
  • 9 pages



The case study focuses on educational investments in fragile and conflict-affected states (FCAS). How can donors minimize the risks of investing in these contexts while at the same time meeting global commitments to high-quality education for all children? With this dilemma, the case zooms in on the evolution and decision-making of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), the largest multistakeholder partnership in education. Participants analyze the possible mechanisms for GPE investment in FCAS through the historical example of the Democratic Republic of Congo. They then apply their thinking to the current case of Syrian refugees and debate the pros and cons of a role for GPE in ensuring education in this crisis.

Subjects: K-12, international eduation, planning, policy
Setting: International, including Syria and Democratic Republic of Congo

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