Providing baseline indicators for precarious populations. Evidence from the 2017 Haiti National Evaluation.
A presentation from IEA's capacity building team for vCIES 2020 sharing insights on the Haiti National Evaluation 2017, followed by some background information on public and private schooling.
Introduction to abstract:
Climate change has become an inevitable consequence of modern human standards of living and consumption. While sea level rise endangers cities around the world, small islands – such as Hispaniola (of which Haiti forms part) – are subject to a, as per the IPCC, “high level of vulnerability” due to “multiple stressors, both climate and non-climate”. The IPCC, while stressing that sea level rise and its associated negative impacts on island nations are unequivocal, also reports that, for smaller islands’ adaptation to climate change, more benefit is seen when activities are undertaken in conjunction with development of the social or economic structures within such communities.
Particularly for Haiti, with an adult population of which only 61% are estimated to be literate by the CIA, activities to assess and improve the education system are therefore of great importance: among other benefits, a strong education system has clear ramifications for the ability to react to climate change. Ensuring quality education for all is therefore seen as one of the major steps towards providing the next generation with the basic tools necessary to enable them to change their current course. A series of national assessments evaluating the local education system in Haiti can be seen as working towards this goal.
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