of planning and implementing education for all (EFA)
Country panel presentations : Terms of reference
difference has Dakar made? This is a particularly interesting
and crucial time to look at EFA planning as we move towards
the deadline of the end of the year. Although time is short
it is not too late to learn lessons from each other
countries, India and Burkina Faso, will make panel presentations
on their national experience of planning and implementing
EFA since April 2000. Both countries, from the two priority
areas of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, are committed
to the Dakar goals; still they face vastly different challenges.
India is a federal state with a population of one billion,
and an estimated literacy rate of 65 per cent (check this),
whereas Burkina Faso (check this also)
panel will present the post-Dakar process from three perspectives:
government, civil society and academia. They will focus on
what difference the World Education Forum, Dakar, Senegal,
2000, has made to the national processes of planning and implementing
EFA, with an emphasis on key determining factors and challenges
Presenters will give particular
attention to analysis the following aspects:
how is the national planning organised?
How does it relate to other planning such as sector-wide approaches,
poverty reduction strategy papers, UNDAF and other similar mechanisms?
partnerships and consultations:
whom has the government consulted in EFA planning? Is there
an EFA consultation grouping or Forum? Who is involved? Is
there any regional, sub-national consultation process? What
is the role in planning of civil society? What is the role
of academia? Is there a public debate on EFA issues? What
is the role of the media?
Sources of financing: how
far do the plans include or imply reallocation of national
budgetary resources? How feasible is this in the short term?
What is the resource gap? Which external partners are being
addressed to fill it? What it their role in planning?
In the light of the few minutes
available for each presenter (7 minutes each), please emphasise
key factors only. If you wish to provide background information,
please do so in written form.
be made available to UNESCO, attention Ulrika Peppler Barry,
no later than 15 July 2002, to allow for translation and