Education Sector Analysis

Methodological guidelines - Volume1

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The purpose of these guidelines is to provide methods for comprehensive education sector analyses to support the preparation and monitoring of education sector plans. The goal of the guidelines is to strengthen national capacities in order that Government teams can conduct education sector analyses with progressively less external support. They were prepared by education economists and specialists from UNESCO‘s International Institute for Educational Planning-Pôle de Dakar, UNESCO’s Dakar Office, the World Bank, UNICEF and the Global Partnership for Education secretariat. The guidelines are divided into two volumes. The present volume features methodologies for analyzing six sector-wide thematic areas: context; access; costs and financing; quality, system capacity and management; external efficiency; and equity. The emphasis is on formal primary and secondary education


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UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning, The World Bank, UNICEF, Global Partnership for Education
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