Education fosters decision making skills and critical thinking. It prepares and enables individuals to play a positive and constructive role within society. Students are empowered to generate value in their lives, work in a competitive economy and taught about values and complex concepts. Around the globe education is key for ameliorating conflict, promoting peace, stability and civil engagement, and rebuilding lives.
Ensuring inclusive, safe and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all is essential to sustainable development as enshrined in Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Millions of children are still absent from school or denied an education because of poverty, poor services and negative cultural norms. This is greatly exacerbated in crises and conflicts where education systems are disrupted resulting in low literacy levels which restrict life-time achievements.
Children who are able to enrol and have access to schooling may experience disrupted attendance and low performing schooling with poor learning outcomes. Girls in particular face a range of social, familial and political barriers. Education is key for ameliorating conflict, promoting peace, stability and civil engagement, and rebuilding lives in fragile states. Schooling provides routine and security, whilst catalysing stabilisation and building critical life skills that increase employment opportunities and contribute to economic growth.
What we do:
Integrity offers expertise in Education for complex contexts. Our work cuts across the humanitarian and development spectrum, with specialised services in three main areas:
Our research, evidence and analysis provides a variety of services to guide clients in effective implementation of education programmes in challenging and sensitive contexts. We provide insights into the biggest barriers to education. This includes political economy analysis in education and institutional capacity assessments of education sector stakeholders, and assessments of the functions of decentralised systems. We also support qualitative learning assessments, benchmarking of education results, independent reviews of global practices and the generation of evidence on education.
Our monitoring, evaluation and learning services provide the tools to measure the effectiveness, impact and sustainability of programmes and support learning to adapt programming and inform policy-making. We design and manage monitoring and evaluation for programmes, we conduct third-party and independent verification of education results, carry out surveys to rank school performance and deliver qualitative learning assessments of students. We apply a mixed methods approach (Qual and Quant) and case studies to carry out short and longer term rigorous evaluations of programmes delivering education, youth and skills programmes in a range of contexts.
Our data and knowledge management provides intelligent and integrated knowledge management solutions, including data collection and analysis and visualisation technologies with integrated GPS mapping tools. We provide results reporting dashboards to monitor both risks and performance. We generate on the go data and real time results and create platforms to share data openly.
Integrity works with a strong network of skilled education evaluation and research experts, ready to deploy world class expertise at short notice. We are also able to offer specialised advisory support on education in conflict and emergencies, education resilience, basic education services in fragile contexts and rebuilding education systems during recovery.