12.10.2013 - UNESCO Office in Ha Noi

MOET and UNESCO hold National Planning Workshop on Education Joint Sector Review.

12 October, Bac Ninh - The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), the National Institute for Education Management (NIEM) and UNESCO jointly held a National Planning Workshop on Education Joint Sector Review at Bac Ninh province on 11 and 12 October to discuss and agree upon methodologies to conduct Viet Nam’s first Education Joint Sector Review.

At the workshop were 60 representatives from provincial Departments of Education and Training from Kien Giang, Bac Ninh, Dak Nong, Cao Bang, MOET, Ha Noi University, the Viet Nam Coalition for Education for All, UNESCO, UNICEF, ILO, World Bank and Save the Children.

During the workshop, participants engaged in active discussions on education indicators, data and information collection, management responsibilities, stakeholder participation, potential difficulties and proposed approaches for conducting a successful Education Joint Sector Review in Viet Nam.

Speaking at the workshop, UNESCO Representative to Viet Nam, Katherine Muller-Marin, highlighted that the Joint Sector Review supports the implementation of the Education Development Strategic Plan 2012-2020, the National Education for All Action Plan 2003-2015 and the Global Partnership for Education – Viet Nam New School Model Project. She further emphasized the importance of cooperation and coordination among stakeholders.

Overall objectives of the Education Joint Sector Review, being conducted in 2013-2014, are to enhance national capacities in evidence-based planning and monitoring in the primary education sub-sector and to expand stakeholder engagement and coordination for development of education in Viet Nam. During the workshop, Steve Woodhouse, international education expert, and Lina Benete, Education Specialist from UNESCO’s Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok, introduced lessons and experiences of Joint Sector Review and education policy, planning and budgeting from other countries.

A detailed action plan to conduct the Joint Sector Review will be finalized following the workshop. MOET will continue to lead the process with active participation of the Education Sector Group, composed of education-related Government Agencies led by MOET, and all education sector partners with an interest in improving international support for the development of education in Viet Nam.

For more information, please contact Sun Lei, Education Programme Coordinator at UNESCO Viet Nam: l.sun@unesco.org.

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