Does my example of promising practice need to cover all of the thematic areas?

No. Projects must address at least one of the seven themes.

Can an organisation submit more than one project if we are implementing multiple promising initiatives?

Yes. Organisations may submit more than one example of their work.

Does PPiRE have a particular geographic focus?

Organisations working on refugee education in any region of the world are welcome to apply. Given 91% of refugees are hosted in low and middle income countries there is a particular interest in those settings.

Our organisation focuses on education of youth and adult refugees. Can we still submit a proposal?

The promising practices initiative is focusing on education initiatives for children and young people up to the age of 18. While we recognise the critical importance of initiatives reaching older students, projects supporting people aged over 18 are not eligible.

How will our submission be evaluated and when will we know the outcome?

Submissions will be evaluated against the 6 key selection criteria: Relevance, innovation, impact, participation and partnership orientation, sustainability, and lessons learned. Organisations will be informed about the outcome of their submission by Friday April 21.

Do you provide funding?

The selected projects will be given technical support to develop case studies about their work along with a small grant of $1,000 USD in recognition of the costs associated with the documentation process.

Our innovation is in the very early stages and has limited evidence of impact yet; can we still submit a proposal?

Yes, absolutely – the project aims to capture promising practice and in instances were interesting initiatives are at the early stage of implementation we’re keen to point to them too. If selected because of a comparative lack of material to draw on you may be invited to write just a short 1 page brief on your practice rather than a full case-study.

How will the case-studies be used?

The case-studies will form part of a virtual library of promising practice in refugee education with the aim of publicising what is working well in reaching refugee children and young people with quality education services. We know there’s lots of good work occurring which isn’t sufficiently well known.   

A synthesis report will also summarise the lessons learned from all the case-studies collectively in an effort to inform future practice and policy. The report will be disseminated in high profile forums, such as UNGA, and disseminated widely through education and humanitarian networks.

If you work is documented you’ll be able to use the case study to promote your project and the synthesis report for your policy development and influencing.

How long will the case-studies be?

It is envisaged that the case-studies will be 8 pages each at most, including images.

What support will we get in writing the case-study?

If selected you will be given written guidance on how to write your case-study together with a template. You will also be invited to join an explanatory webinar and  will receive feedback on first drafts of your case-studyalong with support from a dedicated mentor from one the project partners Save the Children, UNHCR or Pearson.  You will also receive $1,000 USD to support the costs associated with the documentation process.

How long will we get to write our case-study if selected?

The first draft will be due 5 weeks after you have been talked through the methodology and template. You will then receive feedback and have a further 4 weeks to produce a final version.

Can we get an external consultant to write the case-study?

Yes. Organisations themselves decide who is best placed to write their case-study.

Will all selected case-studies be included in the synthesis report?

Yes. We will be referring to and drawing from all the successfully completed case-studies to write the synthesis report.

For more information or to ask any questions please don’t hesitate to contact the Promising Practices team on



Photo credit:

Inocent, 13, a Congolese child attending NRC’s Education programme in DRC. © Jonathan Hyams | Save the Children