UNICEF is supporting the development of quality and evidence-based policies aimed at improving the overall quality of education, such as the National PISA 2015 Report which sets out the directions for tackling the most pressing issues preventing pupils from developing the skills and competences needed for success in school and in the labour market.
UNICEF has initiated and supported the introduction of a programme to develop the social and emotional skills of pupils, in line with the latest scientific knowledge on their crucial importance for academic achievement, career success and overall wellbeing.
In order to create an effective and system-based intervention for drop-out prevention, UNICEF supported the development of an Early Warning System integrated within the Ministry of Education’s Information System. The Early Warning System has a set of predefined indicators/thresholds, which, when reached, send a warning to schools and teachers to take action and provide support to pupils at risk of dropping out. The Early Warning System is currently being piloted in 20 primary and secondary schools.