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1 Sub-regional Workshop for the Gulf Countries to Launch the Education for All National Assessments Sharjah, 17-19 June, 2013 National EFA 2015 Review Concept and Implementation

2 2 Why EFA 2015 Review ? Foreseen in the Framework for Action to Meet Basic Learning Needs (Jomtien, Thailand, 1990) and Strategy 11 of the Dakar Framework (Dakar, Senegal, 2000) Critical moment for accelerating EFA actions and preparing for post-2015 education agenda Identifying progress and gaps; summarizing lessons learnt; highlighting good practices; clarifying next priorities and strategies; shaping the future of education Promoting broad-based reflections and debates on EFA and beyond Strengthening national capacities for monitoring and evaluation of education

3 3 What will be assessed/reviewed ? 1. Assessing progress towards the six EFA goals (What?) 2. Reviewing implementation of strategies in achieving EFA (How?) 3. Determining the relevance of the EFA framework (Looking at future)

4 The National EFA 2015 Review Process

5 5 Assessing progress towards 6 EFA goals Goal 1: Expanding and improving comprehensive early childhood care and education, especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Goal 2: Ensuring that by 2015 all children, particularly girls, children in difficult circumstances and those belonging to ethnic minorities, have access to, and complete, free and compulsory primary education of good quality. Goal 3: Ensuring that the learning needs of all young people and adults are met through equitable access to appropriate learning and life-skills programmes. Goal 4: Achieving a 50 per cent improvement in levels of adult literacy by 2015, especially for women, and equitable access to basic and continuing education for all adults. Goal 5: Eliminating gender disparities in primary and secondary education by 2005, and achieving gender equality in education by 2015, with a focus on ensuring girls’ full and equal access to and achievement in basic education of good quality. Goal 6: Improving all aspects of the quality of education and ensuring excellence of all so that recognized and measurable learning outcomes are achieved by all, especially in literacy, numeracy and essential life skills.

6 6 Reviewing implementation of 12 EFA strategies 1. mobilize strong national and international political commitment for education for all, develop national action plans and enhance significantly investment in basic education; 2. promote EFA policies within a sustainable and well integrated sector framework clearly linked to poverty elimination and development strategies; 3. ensure the engagement and participation of civil society in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of strategies for educational development; 4. develop responsive, participatory and accountable systems of educational governance and management; 5. meet the needs of education systems affected by conflict, natural calamities and instability and conduct educational programmes in ways that promote mutual understanding, peace and tolerance, and that help to prevent violence and conflict;

7 7 Reviewing implementation of 12 EFA strategies 6. implement integrated strategies for gender equality in education which recognize the need for changes in attitudes, values and practices; 7. implement as a matter of urgency education programmes and actions to combat the HIV /AIDS pandemic; 8. create safe, healthy, inclusive and equitably resourced educational environments conducive to excellence in learning, with clearly defined levels of achievement for all; 9. enhance the status, morale and professionalism of teachers; 10. harness new information and communication technologies to help achieve EFA goals; 11. systematically monitor progress towards EFA goals and strategies at the national, regional and international levels; and 12. build on existing mechanisms to accelerate progress towards education for all.

8 8 Relevance of EFA framework and Post-2015 education agenda  In what way has the EFA framework been relevant to the country’s conditions, needs and development strategies, policies and plans?  How has EFA contributed to national development and MDG goals?  What lessons have been learned?  What are the remaining challenges and priorities?  How should the Post-2015 national education development agenda look like?

9 9 Shaping national and international Post-2015 education agenda Assessing progress towards the six EFA goals Effectiveness Reviewing implementation of strategies in achieving EFA Efficiency Relevance of the EFA framework Relevance Nation Education Agenda (beyond 2015) International Education Agenda (beyond 2015)

10 10 Expected results/outputs/outcomes Ultimate results : Setting national post-2015 education agenda regional agenda global agenda Concrete outputs National report along with relevant thematic review papers; Participatory review through a series of national dialogues; Renewal of collective commitment to education at national, regional and global levels. Expected outcomes A clear awareness and public debate about progress of the development of education within the context of EFA Rich lessons learnt and future priorities and strategies shaped Ever closer integration of education into overall national developmental processes

11 11 Conducting the EFA 2015 Review Guiding Principles: Evidence-based Participatory and Inclusive Constructive Forward-looking

12 12 Implementation modality Use and link to existing mechanism: National EFA Coordination National MDG Assessment National Education Sector Group The Assessment exercise particularly at the country level should be aligned and synchronized as much as possible with the national MDG Assessment process as well as inclusive for all national stakeholders.

13 Three Do and Don’t of EFA2015 Reviews DoDon’t Part ofSeparate one Country drivenAgency driven Why, HowWhat

14 National EFA Review Team Tripartite National Team Ministry of Education Development Partners Civil Society Organizations Other Govt. Ministries/ Agencies

15 EFA 2015 Review Events First National Forum Consultations /Dialogues National Report Regional Forum Global Forum

16 Indicative Timeline Proposed key activities/eventsIndicative Timeline UNESCO Director-General’s letter to the Member States together with the implementation and technical guidelines to launch the National EFA 2015 Review process June 2013 Countries establish National EFA 2015 Review TeamJune/July 2013 First national consultative forum to officially launch the National EFA 2015 Review at country level August 2013 A series of national dialogues as part of the National EFA 2015 Review process and preparation of the national review report September 2013 – April 2014 A national forum on “EFA 2015 Review and Education Agenda for beyond 2015” April – May 2014 Finalization of National EFA 2015 Review Report and submission to UNESCOJune 2014 Regional EFA EFA Review Meeting in line with national and global eventsJune – October 2014 Preparation of Regional EFA 2015 Review ReportJanuary – March 2015 Global Conference on EFA 2015May 2015

17 Resource mobilization Government Development Partners Civil Society Organizations International support National EFA 2015 Review

18 Resource mobilization Resources need for : Technical and logistics support to data collection, analysis, dissemination and reviews at national level; Organizing national and regional dialogues and forums; Producing national reports and relevant thematic papers; Participating in the relevant regional and global events.

19 Meeting Our Collective Commitments Thank you Q& A

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