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INTERNATIONAL CONSULTATIVE FORUM ON EDUCATION FOR ALL FOR FORUM CONSULTATIF INTERNATIONAL SUR L'EDUCATION POUR TOUS

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Education for All:
The Year 2000 Assessment
Final Country Report
Lao PDR
2nd December 1999
National EFA 2000 Assessment Group
Ministry of Education
NATIONAL EFA 2000 ASSESSMENT GROUP LAO PDR
Mr. Khamhoung SACKLOKHAM, Director, Department of General Education , Chairman
Mr. Sengthong NOLINTHA, Director, Department of Non-formal Education,
Vice Chairman

Mr. Ouam SENGCHANDAVONG, Deputy Director, Department of Planning and Cooperation, Member
Mrs. Sengdeuane LACHANTHABOUN, Director, Department of Teacher Training, Member
Mrs. Bounmy OUNNALATH, Head of Division, DGE, Member.
TECHNICAL SUB-GROUP
Mr. Lyfoung, Deputy Director, DTT, Member
Mr. Khounmy PHOMMANIMITH, Deputy Head of Division DPC, Member
Mr. Somkhanh DIDARAVONG, Head of Division DPC, Member
Mr. Kadam VONGDEUANE, Senior Staff DGE, Member
Mr. Boutsy NHOUYVONGSAVANE Senior Staff DGE, Member
Mr. Chantho THONLANY, Head of Division DNFE, Member
Mr. Ounpheng KHAMMANG, Senior Staff DNFE, Member
DOMESTIC CONSULTANT
Mr. Inthasone PHETSIRISENG

Table of Contents

Part I: Descriptive Section

INTRODUCTION

Background

Country Profile

Socio-economic development

    1. Poverty and economic opportunities

EDUCATION SYSTEM

Formal Education

Non-Formal Education

    1. Informal Education
    2. Administration and Management

KEY POLICIES IN EDUCATION

Human Resources Development Policies

      1. Strategies and Policies of the Government Reporting HAD of the Education SectorEducation Strategies
      2. Policies
      3. Education Objectives and Targets

BASIC EDUCATION

  1. The constitution and Definition
    1. Lao PDR Basic Education for All Programme
      1. EFA Goals and Targets
      2. EFA Strategies and Plan of Action
    1. EFA Decision Making and Management

MAIN EFA EVENTS AND ACTIONS SINCE 199

    1. Main events
    2. Co-operation in EFA
    3. UN and Multilateral Co-operations
      1. Basic Education Programme (UNICEF/MOE)
      2. Boarding School for Ethnic Minority Children
      3. Education for Ethnic Minorities (UNDP/LAO/92/01)
      4. Women’s Literacy and Basic Skills Training (UNESCO/504/LAO/11). 33
      5. Distance education (UNESCO Paris)
      6. Education Quality Improvement Project (World Bank)
      7. Basic Education (Girl’s) Project (ADB and AusAid)…
      8. Lao-Australian Basic Education Project (AusAid Project)
      9. UNHCR
      10. National Medium-Term Human Resource Development Programme 1997-2000 (UNDP Project LAO95/001)
      11. Development of Community Learning Center (UNESCO-PROAP)...… 39
      12. GTZ Vocational Training Project
    1. Cooperation with NGOs
      1. Save the Children Fund (UK)
      2. World Education
      3. Church world Service
      4. Norwegian Church Aid
      5. ZOA
      6. Redd Barna
      7. Inclusive Schools
      8. School Clusters

Part II: Analytic Section

6. CORE EFA INDICATORS

    1. Dimension 1: Expansion of Early Childhood Care and Development
      1. Early Childhood Care and Development
        1. Core Indicator 1: Gross Enrollment Ratio in Early Childhood Development Programme
        2. Core Indicator 2: Percentage of new entrants in Primary grade 1 who have attended some form of organized early Childhood Development
    1. Dimension 2: Universal access to, and completion of Primary Education
      1. Primary Education
        1. Core Indicator 7: Public recurrent expenditure in Primary Education
        2. Core Indicator 3: Apparent (Gross) Intake Rate in Primary Education
        3. Core Indicator 4: Net Intake Rate in Primary Education
        4. Core Indicator 5: Gross Enrollment Ratio for Primary Education
        5. Core Indicator 6: Net Enrollment Ratio for Primary Education

                                                                    Net Enrollment Ratio for Primary Education: cont: 1

        1. Core Indicator 11: Pupil-teacher Ratios in Primary Education

                                                                         Pupil-teacher Ratios in Primary Education: cont. 2

        1. Core Indicator 9 and 10: Percentage of Primary School teachers having required academic qualifications , and who are certified to teach
        2. Core Indicator 12,13,14 : Repetition Rates by Grade, Survival Rate to Grade 5 and Coefficient of efficiency

                                                                                     Repetition Rates by Grade, Survival Rate to Grade 5 and Coefficient of efficiency: cont. 3

    1. Dimension 4: Reduction of Adult Illiteracy Rate
      1. Adult Literacy
        1. Core Indicator 16,17, and 18: Literacy Rates of population 15 years old and over, and Literacy Parity Index
  1. Prospects-Policy Directions for the future
  2. Summary