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Education Cannot Wait (EiE)

Last updated: 29/12/2021
IATI Identifier: GB-1-205248


To transform both the availability and quality of education provision in countries affected by natural and man-made emergencies and prolonged crises. This is being provided through UNICEF's Education Cannot Wait – a new global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises. The Fund has two primary functions: 1. Breakthrough Fund (95%) to support country-level initiatives, directly funding programmes and policies to ensure that more children can access a quality education in a country. It comprises two windows: multi-year and first response. Initial multi-year funding has begun in Syria, Chad and Ethiopia, and will begin shortly in Yemen. First Response funding - including needs assessments, HRP match funding and specific proposals - will assist Peru, CAR, Somalia, Madagascar, Ukraine, Uganda and Afghanistan. 2. Acceleration Facility (5%) to invest in global public goods such as developing new approaches to delivering education programmes in crises affected countries.


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Developing countries, unspecified
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Programme data last updated on 29/12/2021