34460-012: Education Sector Development Strategy

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Description

(This TA was first listed as PPTA for Third Education Project)

The main objective of the TA is to update the comprehensive education and training sector review completed in 1995/1996 to identify key sector issues and priorities and to contribute to strengthening the Governments education sector development strategy. The TA will update the 19951996 sector review covering preschool, basic education (general secondary), tertiary education, and TVET. A major objective of the update is to capture the current status and political economy of education reform in Kazakhstan. The TA will assist the Government in diagnosing the weaknesses in the education system and preparing a strategy that includes a sector reform program, an organization plan and a financing plan. The TA will also assist the Government in developing a policy framework and a prioritized sector strategy to help articulate its priorities and strategies for the education sector for the medium and long term, building on earlier recommendations and actual reform already under way. The sector update will combine (i) management systems analysis and rationalization within the framework of decentralization, (ii) economic and financial analyses, (iii) needs assessment to target the most needy population and regions, (iv) identification of pedagogical renewal priorities, and (v) application of relevant lessons from within and outside Kazakhstan. The TA outputs will include (i) an agreed process for policy reform; and (ii) an agreed financial planning, management, and monitoring system for the reform, in the context of decentralization, including the role of the Ministry of Finance and MOES in setting resource envelopes informed by the public expenditure review. The TA will also provide a framework for aid coordination based on an analysis of effectiveness of external assistance in enabling policy-led reform, and an analysis of future options for external assistance. It will also identify the comprehensive external support requirements, including the relative comparative advantages, of the Government to meet its medium-term objectives in developing the education sector.

Description

(This TA was first listed as PPTA for Third Education Project)

The main objective of the TA is to update the comprehensive education and training sector review completed in 1995/1996 to identify key sector issues and priorities and to contribute to strengthening the Governments education sector development strategy. The TA will update the 19951996 sector review covering preschool, basic education (general secondary), tertiary education, and TVET. A major objective of the update is to capture the current status and political economy of education reform in Kazakhstan. The TA will assist the Government in diagnosing the weaknesses in the education system and preparing a strategy that includes a sector reform program, an organization plan and a financing plan. The TA will also assist the Government in developing a policy framework and a prioritized sector strategy to help articulate its priorities and strategies for the education sector for the medium and long term, building on earlier recommendations and actual reform already under way. The sector update will combine (i) management systems analysis and rationalization within the framework of decentralization, (ii) economic and financial analyses, (iii) needs assessment to target the most needy population and regions, (iv) identification of pedagogical renewal priorities, and (v) application of relevant lessons from within and outside Kazakhstan. The TA outputs will include (i) an agreed process for policy reform; and (ii) an agreed financial planning, management, and monitoring system for the reform, in the context of decentralization, including the role of the Ministry of Finance and MOES in setting resource envelopes informed by the public expenditure review. The TA will also provide a framework for aid coordination based on an analysis of effectiveness of external assistance in enabling policy-led reform, and an analysis of future options for external assistance. It will also identify the comprehensive external support requirements, including the relative comparative advantages, of the Government to meet its medium-term objectives in developing the education sector.

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