Study: Organizations working in Yemen have become a competing authority with the legitimate government

Study: Organizations working in Yemen have become a competing authority with the legitimate government


A scientific study revealed corruption that dominates the performance of international organizations operating in Yemen and spends a large part of the project budgets on the employees of those organizations.

According to the study by Hisham Alzyadi about “The role of international organizations in the education sector in Yemen during the 2014 war" and obtained a Master degree from the University of Aidan Istanbul in Turkey”,the organizations operating in Yemen have been transformed into an independent authority with influence and a size that competes with the authority of the legitimate government.

The study concluded that the status quo of the organizations ' performance was dominated by weak coordination with the legitimate government, the lack of rigorous field studies examining educational situations according to priorities, and revealed that the results of the projects implemented by the organizations and their impact on the target groups were not in line with the objectives and volume of funding.

The study reviewed the status of education in Yemen before and after the war, and the role played by international organizations today in the education sector, especially as the sector continues to deteriorate, and its effects on student generations, with the United Nations announcing through its agency in Yemen that UNICEF has more than 2 million children outside The educational process, 2500 schools have been completely or partially destroyed.

The message addressed the mechanism of action of international organizations in the education sector and their funding modalities, the size of their budget allocated to education, and the nature of activities and projects implemented.

The researcher, after gathering information from various sources, and interviews with workers and specialists in the field of international organizations in Yemen, concluded that the work of international organizations in Yemen is facing several problems, most of which are difficult to reach the target areas due to the ongoing clashes and battles, and The persistent problem of displacement is an impediment to addressing school dropout problems, as well as other factors, such as child recruitment and bombardment, the spread of mined areas, the problem of non-payment of teachers ' salaries, and poor educational quality through the spread of fraud and access to Educational diplomas without entitlement, all these factors due to the conflict have led to a significant deterioration in the education sector. The researcher used the cases of Syria and Iraq and the work of international organizations there in the education sector, especially as Yemen is experiencing conditions similar to those of these countries, in order to benefit from the successes that have been achieved in this area in those states, avoiding failures.

The researcher made recommendations which he said could help improve the work of international organizations in the education sector in Yemen, especially as wars continue, and continue to receive funding for their projects.

These recommendations include the adoption of the principle of transparency in the work of international organizations and the government in the implementation of their projects and the presentation of the volume of expenditures in detail, through regular press conferences, in which the projects implemented, the total amount of expenses, and the proportion of achievement of project objectives are presented with studies The field adopts a correct methodology in diagnosing educational problems in the different Yemeni regions according to their priorities by involving local authorities in the governorates, organizations and community established a joint Committee consisting of representatives of international organizations, government, local authorities and activists Humanity and volunteers to participate in and oversee the implementation of projects of international organizations in the education sector to increase the proportion of funding for the educational sector funded annually for humanitarian response projects in Yemen, to adopt projects with greater importance and results with lower cost, and to exclude costly projects of limited interest, in addition, it was suggested that a joint Committee of Representatives of international and local organizations and local authorities should be formed to track the movement of displacement and to equip suitable educational spaces for displaced children.

The researcher concluded that the need for international organizations in Yemen to play a role in the education sector is linked to the stability of the country, and the ability of the government to perform its duties in the operation of these sectors through funding sources and institutional bodies.


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