Joint Education Needs Assessment: Rohingya Refugee in Cox’s Bazar June 2018

The largest influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh began on August 25th 2017. Nearly 1 million now reside in Cox Bazar district. 0ver 500,000 children in the district are in need of EiE assistance. Approximately 375,000 of them are Rohingya and remain almost solely reliant on international and national NGOs as providers of nonformal education. This assessment was initiated in February 2018 by the Education Sector based in Cox Bazar. It was to be the first in-depth assessment to focus wholly on Education in Emergencies during the current influx.

It aimed to enable better decision making and to from an initial baseline of key indicators including; attendance, enrolment and key barriers. The assessment methodology was chosen to ensure that the results are adequately representative at the Household levelso that it could provide a reliable statistical basis. Data was collected through a structured Household Surveys with parents of school aged children and semi-structured Community Group Discussions with adolescents and teachers. Data was collected from the 12th to 28th February 2018. This was combined with and extensive Secondary Data Review to produce a combined cross-source analysis of all primary and publically available EiE data.

Published 2018-06-11

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