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19 Mar 2018 description

In Ethiopia, the education needs are critical for 1.15 million school-aged children across Oromia and Somali regions. These regions are experiencing the highest number of drop-outs, absenteeism and school closures due to the impact of conflict and drought.

21 Jun 2017 description

1. SITUATION OVERVIEW AND RATIONAL FOR EDUCATION IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE STRATEGY

According to Central Statistics Authority, the total population of Ethiopia is estimated at about 92 million in 2016. Ethiopia has recorded one of the fastest growing economies (at an average of 10.5%) in the SubSaharan Africa in the last 10 years. However, it ranks 174 of 188 countries on the 2015 Human Development Index implying a long way to go.

08 May 2017 description
infographic Education Cluster

In 2017, the Education Cluster seeks to reach 2 million school children through the provision of school feeding, the implementation of Water Sanitation and Hygiene interventions and the establishment of temporary learning centres. The total funding requirement of US$45.5 million is currently 27% funded, leaving a funding gap of US$33.4 million.

03 Apr 2017 description

The Global Education Cluster (GEC) 2016 Report seeks to illustrate how the work of the GEC has been particularly significant in achieving results. It presents examples of our work that demonstrate how our aim to be as field-focused and field-informed as possible has enabled education responses to be more effective, through better coordination. The report also looks at the changing humanitarian landscape and new opportunities for the field of education in emergencies (EiE), with the launch of the Education Cannot Wait Fund.

27 Feb 2017 description

1. SITUATION OVERVIEW AND RATIONAL

Ethiopia is the second most populous country in Africa, with an estimated population of over 90 million. The country has the largest youth population in SSA. Children and young people (0 to 24-year) make up 65.6% of the total population'. Ethiopia has recorded one of the fastest growing economies (at an average of 10.5%) in the Sub-Saharan Africa in the last 10 years2. However, it ranks 174 of 188 countries on the 2015 Human Development Index implying a long way to go.

07 Feb 2017 description

CONTEXT AND JUSTIFICATION

Over the past 25 years, Ethiopia has performed well in expanding formal and non-formal education opportunities, though ensuring the provision of quality education remains a challenge. Enrolment at all levels has improved substantially and youth and adult literacy rate increased from 27.1% in 1994 to 58.5% in 20151. Primary school (grades 1-8) gross enrolment increased from 22%2 in 1994 to over hundred percent3 in 2015 in most of the regions. Secondary school education increased from 9% in 1984 to 25.6%4 in 2014/15.

01 Nov 2016 description

1. SITUATION OVERVIEW AND RATIONAL FOR EDUCATION IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE STRATEGY

According to Central Statistics Authority, the total population of Ethiopia is estimated at about 92 million in 2016. Ethiopia has recorded one of the fastest growing economies (at an average of 10.5%) in the Sub-Saharan Africa in the last 10 years. However, it ranks 174 of 188 countries on the 2015 Human Development Index implying a long way to go.

06 Oct 2016 description

Under the new 2015-2019 Strategic Plan, the Education Cluster Unit (ECU) produces quarterly updates to report on progress against the objectives and activities in the current work plan, and highlights key upcoming events and training opportunities in the next quarter.

31 Dec 2013 description

The INEE Minimum Standards for Education is a global tool and should therefore be contextualized, or customized, to be the most relevant to a country’s local reality as each country context is unique. In Ethiopia, the commitment to the contextualization of the INEE Minimum Standards for Education is made in the course of implementation of the MOE/United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Annual Work Plan 2004 and 2005.