Economic depredation: Type of economic abuse in which public goods are misappropriated, unfair burdens are imposed or an illegal economy is developed for the benefit of certain sectors that impoverishes the population. UNODC

Economic, social, cultural and environmental rights: Human rights as described in the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights of 1976. UN

Education in emergencies: Quality learning opportunities for all ages in crisis situations, providing physical, psychosocial, and cognitive protection that can sustain and save lives. INEE

Educational programs and services: Student support programs that may include school transportation, food and nutrition, and preventive health. UNICEF

Educational system: A system that, from primary to higher education, should promote the widest possible coverage during 10 years of schooling (for primary and basic secondary education), so that everyone can enjoy the right to education and participate in these key spaces for the construction and transmission of cultural values, skills, and attitudes, as well as personal and social empowerment. TOPHAT

Effectiveness: Evaluation of the results of what was planned, including opportunity, suitability and responsibility criteria.

Efficiency: Ability to achieve the desired or expected effect. CD

Electric system: Electricity generation, transmission, and distribution equipment physically connected and operated as an integral unit under single control, direction, or supervision of operation. COLLINS

Emaciation: State of acute malnutrition in children aged 0-59 months reflected in low weight for height, associated with a recent period of starvation or illness. FAO

Emergencies: Situations of high human suffering or threats to human life or livelihood that governments cannot remedy on their own. WFP classifies them into abrupt calamities, refugee or IDP emergencies, severe lack of access to food due to shocks, economic failure or collapse, and complex emergencies. WFP

Emergency Food Security Assessment (EFSA): Methodology to assess the impact of an emergency on the food security of households and communities in an affected area. Combines information from primary and secondary sources on livelihoods, food security, and nutritional security. WFP

Emergency health services: Qualified medical services offered in critical situations of imminent danger to a person's life and for which immediate action is required. PAHO

Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC): The role of the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and the Executive Committee on Humanitarian Affairs (ECHA) in coordinating the responses of the international humanitarian system. CERF

Emergency shelter: Temporary housing (shelters or construction of new houses) for survival during humanitarian crises or displacement that allows the restoration of personal security, self-reliance, and dignity. UNHCR

Emergency telecommunications cluster: A WFP-led cluster that works as a global network of humanitarian, government and private sector organizations to provide shared communications services in humanitarian emergencies. WFP