3. Outcome-based planning: Decentralisation and education financing
As education systems across Central Asia continue to decentralise, governments are increasingly called upon to reform education financing mechanisms to be more responsive to the needs at the local level and to mazimize efficiency. Reforming public financing management systems is an enormous undertaking that raises key questions about the implications and the meaning of optimizing financing systems. This session aims to address those questions through presentations of basic concepts, and successes and failures in public finance reform from the CEE/CIS region. The desired outcome of the session is an identification of three to five major points for action.