reference for background information papers by participants
Participants are requested
to prepare one-page background information papers on progress
on EFA, as follows:
1. Developing countries are
requested to inform the meeting the EFA process in their countries,
with particular attention to
EFA planning processes: how
is planning organised? How does it relate to other planning
such as PRSPs and sector-wide approaches?
partnerships and consultations:
whom has the government consulted in EFA planning? Is there
an EFA consultation grouping or Forum? Who is involved? What
is the role in planning of civil society?
sources of financing: how far do the plans include or imply
re-allocation of national budgetary resources? Which external
partners are being addressed? What is their role in planning?
2. Bilateral and multilateral
agencies are requested to provide brief information on their
financial and technical commitments towards EFA, with a
focus on initiatives developed since Dakar.
3. Regional bodies
are requested to provide an up-date on EFA in their regions,
focusing on the development of partnerships, exchange of
information and experience, and regional advocacy efforts
on behalf of EFA.
4. NGOs and civil
society organizations are requested to provide a short statement
on their involvement in national EFA planning and consultations,
on their advocacy efforts, and on EFA-related programmes
and other initiatives.
Participants are asked to
send these to UNESCO by 12 July so that they can be compiled
and distributed at the meeting. Papers will not be presented