Fast Track Initiative
The EFA Fast-Track Initiative, (EFA-FTI) launched in 2002, encourages low-income countries to develop national education plans and to commit greater political and financial resources; in exchange for this, donor countries commit to provide the necessary funding and expertise to reach national education targets.
As the United Nations specialized agency for education and a lead coordinator of EFA, UNESCO was one of the convening agencies of the EFA-FTI and a member of several task teams working on specific EFA-FTI related issues, such as Catalytic Fund replenishment, country prioritization, governance and capacity development, among others.
At the country level, UNESCO provides capacity development in national planning, management and information systems in a number of EFA-FTI countries. UNESCO is also the FTI coordinating agency in countries such as Cambodia, the Central African Republic, Haiti, Moldova and Vietnam, where it is responsible for leading all FTI-related activities from the development partner side.
responsible for leading all FTI-related activities from the development partner side.