Preparation and costing of National Education Strategic Plan and technical support in the development of service delivery baselines and targets and finalization of National Education Strategy.
As part of the Education for All - Fast Track Initiative (FTI) pursued by the Government of Afghanistan, Geopolicity provided technical support to the MoE, including the following core activities:
- An analysis of the overall resource envelope available for the education sector;
- Update of the plan with 2009 (1388) baseline data;
- Review and update of the costing conducted by MoE;
- In dept analysis of financial envelop available for education in the next 5-10 years;
- Inclusion of analytical information on two scenarios for plan based on the two probabilities for National Education Sector Plan (NESP) budget (high and low);
- Adjustment of annual plan targets and prioritization of the program components/projects;
- Re-writing of the executive summary of NESP (progress to date, key challenges, strategies and targets to address the challenges and facilitate access to quality education for all);
- Providing economic and PFM support (where required) to support the Policy Advisor in finalizing the implementation and action plan;
- Drafting of macro-fiscal, budget and expenditure annexes as required; and,
- Equity-focused situation analysis, including poverty, social exclusion (women and children) and macro-economic trends in Afghanistan, and the responsiveness of the education sector to such trends. Findings of the situation analysis where included in background section of the NESP, and were further incorporated in relevant sections, on targets, priority programs and M&E.
Geopolicity redrafted the 5 Year Education Strategy, delivered a full Education MTEF and Five Year Sector Costing, and promoted School Based Management.
USAID / The Asia Foundation
'Geopolicity led much of the education reform work for UNICEF with a particular focus on improved service delivery and School Based Management, fully in line with our thinking. The work was extremely well received by government and the model developed is now being piloted'.
Ikem Chiejine, Education Chief, UNICEF