A global initiative on out-of-school children

All children in school and learning

A returnee girl attends a community-based school.
UNICEF Afghanistan/2017/Froutan


Children in Afghanistan – and their households may face war, displacement, migration and natural disasters in trying to access education, in addition to more common difficulties such as poverty and lack of access. This study, part of the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children launched by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Institute for Statistics (UNESCO UIS), seeks to identify the barriers preventing children in Afghanistan from attending school, identify gaps in the current approaches to addressing these barriers and provide policy recommendations to move forward effectively. This is in line with the studies conducted elsewhere at the country and regional level for the out-of-school children initiative (OOSCI), based on existing data.

Out of school children report
Ministry of Education, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
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