Issue briefs

Issue briefs...

Plan for learning

There are three processes at the centre of efforts to plan for improving education quality and learning outcomes: analysing current education sector conditions, developing education sector plans, and monitoring efforts to implement those plans. This collection of issue briefs provides an overview of each phase involved in the cycle of planning for learning improvement.

Briefs

Education sector analysis, planning and monitoring

At the core of any effort to improve education quality and learning outcomes are three central processes: analysing the current education sector conditions, planning for improvement, and monitoring efforts to implement those plans. The first step in planning for improved learning outcomes is sector...

Effective plan preparation

At the close of the Education for All period in 2015, the Global Partnership for Education’s (GPE) Results for Learning Report 2014/15 indicated that only roughly half of GPE developing country partners’ sector plans were based on a rigorous analysis of the past situation, while a quarter failed to...

Education sector analysis

Education sector analysis (ESA) is the first step in sector planning, and consists in conducting an in-depth and holistic diagnosis of recent trends and of the current status of the education system, to identify progress achieved and outstanding challenges. To plan for improved learning outcomes...

Policy formulation and programme development

A plan for improving quality and learning outcomes should be based on the findings of an education sector analysis (ESA), offer a vision for the future education system, set medium-term policy goals, and identify major strategies to achieve them. Developing a relevant response to the learning...

Plan costing and financing

To ensure they are realistic and achievable, policy priorities and strategies should be costed taking demographic and economic realities into account. Determining the costs of education sector plan (ESP) implementation therefore involves making projections about trends in the population and the...

Action plan and implementation

The budgeted action plan is sometimes referred to as an implementation plan or operational plan. It outlines detailed activities for a specific period of the ESP, typically a medium-term period of three to six years, with information on timing, roles, responsibilities, and costs. The action plan...

Education sector plan appraisal

Education sector plan (ESP) appraisal is a process that aims to provide an independent and external opinion of the content of the plan. The aims of an appraisal include to ultimately endorse or validate the plan, but also to provide a further window of opportunity to improve its quality, through the...