The spread of violent extremist groups from Mali to Burkina Faso has been nearly independent of domestic factors, and resulted in school closures that have occured non-uniformly across the region over time.
In this project we will investigate how the spread of violent extremism in the Sahel region affects the acquisition of quality education, and the potentially gendered difference in the effects. The project will contribute with insights on education impacts of conflict through a unique access to both school census data and household panel data. In addition to existing conflic-event data we will collect novel data on the presence of violent extremists, enabling us to disentangle the effects of the presence of Islamists from effects of the violence itself.
The project aims to study the following:
- What is the impact of violent religious extremism on the supply of education (school closures, opening of new religious schools, teacher characteristics, hours of teaching)?
- What is the impact of violent religious extremism on the educational outcomes of boys and girls?
- What is the impact of school closures on the educational outcomes of boys and girls?
IFFS is a project partner in this project, and below you will find the people who are emplyed by IFFS. The project is run from the Unviersity of Gotenburg where you find the project manager Annika Lindskog.