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					2008 EFA Report Concept

 A Global Review of Progress
          since Dakar

     International Working Group on Education
                 12 – 15 June 2006
                    FAO, Rome
          Presentation Outline

About the Global Monitoring Report

The 2008 Report: Content and Process

        Pledges at theWorld Education
            Forum in Dakar, 2000
   164 countries committed to achieve the six EFA goals by 2015,
    including one by 2005 (gender parity in primary and secondary)

   Donors and NGOs pledged to support this effort: no country will lack
    the necessary resources

   Governments called for regular monitoring of progress

   Emphasized need to improve upon the scientific quality of previous
    evaluations of EFA

                     EFA Global Monitoring Report
        An independent assessment,
        advocacy and reference tool
 Charts progress towards the six EFA goals
   Monitorsinternational commitments to achieve EFA; holds
    the global community and donor agencies accountable
 Compiles reliable and comparable quantitative and
  qualitative evidence to examine educational progress
 Draws attention to emerging issues and challenges
 Highlights effective policies and strategies, using case studies
  and country comparisons
 Provides a bridge between research & policy communities

             Key facts about the GMR
    Developed by an independent, multi-national and inter-disciplinary
     team based at UNESCO
    Advised by an international editorial board with representatives
     from NGOs, international organizations, aid agencies, etc.
    Funded by seven bilateral aid agencies and UNESCO. These
     include Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and
     the UK.
    Informed by commissioned research papers, on-line consultations
     and literature reviews
    Reports are translated into six UN languages; summaries
     translated into additional languages
    Includes global, regional and national launches
    CD-Rom produced as well as a customized tool to access
     statistical annexes
Audience: National policy-makers and planners, NGOs, civil society,
advocacy groups, donor agencies, researchers, academics, and media
        Global Monitoring Reports:
             Past and Future

 2002: EFA: Is the World on Track?
 2003/4: Gender and EFA: The Leap to Equality
 2005: EFA: The Quality Imperative
 2006: Literacy for Life
 2007: Early childhood care and education, to be
  launched on 26 October 2006
 2008: Overall progress report

      A key global stock take of
    progress since Dakar: focus on
 Section 1
Chart the main contextual changes since Dakar
Outline the report’s framework

 Section 2
Report on progress towards achievement of the EFA goals
Highlight key areas in need of attention
Focus on examples of progress and persistent disparities in educational

 Section 3
Analyse the actions of governments, civil society and the international
  community in achieving the EFA goals

 Section 4
Outline the strategies and actions needed to accelerate progress towards
           Section 1: Setting the scene
 How the education goals have evolved since Dakar: different
   meanings, strategies and approaches

 Outline of the significant changes that have occurred since Dakar
   and their implications for the achievement of the EFA goals

 Analysis of changes include: economic trends (e.g. changing
   patterns of economic growth and development); health trends, impact
   of natural disasters (e.g. Indian Ocean tsunami); demographic
   change (e.g. changing fertility rates); political change (e.g. role of the
   state); war and conflict, cultural changes, global governnace

Section 2: Progress and achievements
A detailed monitoring of progress toward all six EFA goals with special
   attention to off-track countries. It will provide more regional and
                country-based assessment of progress.

      Special focus on Equity
       Sub-national analyses of disparities
         Monitoring educational opportunities for marginalised
          and disadvantaged children, youth and adults

 Stronger emphasis on:
  Monitoring goal 3 (life skills)
  Completion of lower secondary education
  Analysis of national financing of education plans

 Section 3: Governments and the
international community in action

This section monitors and analyses the
efforts of governments and the actions
of the international community in
support of achieving the EFA goals.

               3.1: Country coverage

 Identify the actions that governments are taking to tackle supply
   and demand obstacles towards achieving the EFA goals

 Country efforts will be reviewed in relation to achieving the
   EFA goals focusing on what is being done (policy and
   programming) and what is lacking. Attention will be paid to the
   governance of education systems and policy implementation

       3.2: Country efforts

 Analysis of government plans and policies will
  focus on education quality, equity/gender
  equality, child labour, HIV/AIDS, user fees,
  teachers, financial resources, relationships
  with donors, civil society involvement in

3.3 International commitments

   Review the actions of the international community (e.g
    bilateral, multilaterals, INGOS) in support of the achievement
    of the EFA goals
   Focus on the volume and quality of aid (e.g harmonisation,
    predictability, different aid modalities), the ways in which aid is
    disbursed, the role of international NGOs, and the
    international architecture for EFA
   The education financing gap will also be revisited

    Section 4: An education agenda:
    how can the goals be achieved?

   Attention to strategies required to achieve the EFA
    goals in light of the changes since Dakar and
    remaining obstacles

   Focus on the extent to which the EFA goals will be
    achieved by 2015 and under what conditions

  Process: background papers
  and online consultation
 Substantive background papers to examine key issues which
  have not received adequate attention to date

 Potential topics: monitoring of the EFA goals; strengthening
  education systems (governance and private sector), conflict,
  emergencies and fragile states; post-secondary education;
  teachers; ICT; language and education; equity, non-formal, post

 Online consultation to focus on key issues relating to the
  achievement of the EFA goals by 2015. Audiences may be more
  targeted than in the past and consultation linked as far as
  possible to UNESCO regional reviews
           Establishing a consultative
                reference group
 To provide general advice and act as a critical
  reference point for the Report

 Play a key role in building momentum for the 2008

 Group drawn from persons with relevant experience of
  EFA and represent the different EFA constituencies

          Process: Provisional timetable
   Editorial Board discussion                11- 12 May 2006
   Clarity on UNESCO regional reviews        June 2006
   Finalisation of outline                   June 2006
   Meeting of Consultative Reference Group   3 meetings, probably July 2006,
                                              December 2006, April 2007
   Work on background papers                 July to December 2006
   Work on 2008 Report                       June 2006 to June 2007
   Online consultation                       September to December 2006
   Launch of 2008 Report                     October 2007
   Working Group on EFA                      undetermined
   UNESCO General Conference                 October 2007
   High Level Group                          undetermined

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