Economic Loss from School Dropout due to the Syria Crisis

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Impact of the Syria Crisis on the Education Sector

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Education is a key area of intervention during and after emergencies. The funding gap in the education sector during emergencies, however, is always large, as education is often not seen as a life-saving necessity, even within humanitarian discourse. This analysis, published in December 2015, attempts to estimate the economic loss from school dropout due to the Syria crisis and analyse the impact of it on the education sector using labour market and education data. The result estimation of loss due to ongoing crisis is critical enough to emphasize the importance of children’s access to education both during and after the conflict, and proves that support to education sector during emergencies is necessary.

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