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ACHIEVING EDUCATION FOR ALL (EFA) THROUGH PARTNERSHIPS AND LINKAGES
A presentation by the World Bank and UNDP
at the first EFA Working Group, Paris, November 22-24, 2000
 
Document 12
 
SIX EFA GOALS
 

Expanding and improving comprehensive early childhood care and education, especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged of children

Ensuring that all children with special emphasis on girls - including the poorest, working children and children with special needs - complete a good quality primary education by 2015

Ensuring that the learning needs of all young people are met through equitable access to learning and life skills programs

Providing equitable access to basic and continuing education programs for adults and achieving at least a 50% reduction in current gender disparities within a decade

Eliminating gender disparities in primary and secondary education by 2005, as a milestone towards achieving gender equality in education programs, institutions and systems by 2015

Improving all aspects of the quality of education so that recognized and measurable outcomes are achieved, especially in literacy, numeracy and essential life skills

 
EFA KEY LESSONS FROM THE 90’s
 

political commitment is critical

quality is as important as quantity

governments can’t deliver alone -

you need partnerships you need a sector policy framework

resource inefficiencies constrain progress

education needs to adapt to change

you need to cushion education in crises

you need a growing economy

 
FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION (DAKAR)
 
“ the international community will deliver on this collective commitment by launching with immediate effect a global initiative aimed at developing the strategies and mobilizing the resources needed to provide effective support to national effort”.
 

Options to realize this include :

increasing external finance for education

ensuring greater predictability in the flow of external finance

facilitating more effective donor coordination

strengthening sector wide approaches

providing earlier, more extensive and broader debt relief and/or debt cancellation

undertaking more effective and regular monitoring of progress towards EFA goals and targets

plus giving priority to SSA, South Asia and LDCs

 
FRAMEWORK FOR ACTION (para 10)
 
“we affirm that no countries seriously committed to education for all will be thwarted in their achievement of this goal by lack of resources”
 
 
EXISTING INITIATIVES
 

Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) (73 IDA countries)

Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative (40 countries)

Comprehensive Development Framework (CDF - 12 Pilot countries

 
PRSP Decision Tree for the Education Toolkit (not available)
 
COUNTRY COMMITMENT TO EFA WOULD BE SHOWN BY :
 

a national EFA plan or its equivalent

appropriate deployment of debt relief

satisfactory budget allocations

efforts to use resources efficiently

efforts to reach the underserved

 
Partnerships: A World of Opportunities ... public / private investment
(not available)
 
SUPPORT TO COUNTRIES COULD INVOLVE
 

developing cross sectoral policy frameworks

developing communication strategies

sharing ‘good’ practice

brokering financial deals

improving resource utilisation

targeting on key interventions and critical regions

building capacity for institutional assessment

supporting appropriate use of debt relief

 
WE NEED TO
 
quickly reach agreement on :
 

a set of principles within which the global initiative will operate

the criteria by which countries can join the initiative

what constitutes a ‘national plan’

how to quickly mobilize extra financial resources and support once countries have a viable plan

how to put in place an objective, comparative evaluation and monitoring system so that regular, transparent reporting on progress, and subsequent policy dialogue and action, can take place.

 
Thank You
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