Policy on Education

Institutional Document | August 2002

ADB approved its Education Policy in August 2002 to complement the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) prepared by the international community. MDGs included issues of reducing poverty and hunger, many health related issues, and coordination efforts to improve social sector delivery.

ADB approved its Education Policy in August 2002 to complement the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) prepared by the international community. MDGs included issues of reducing poverty and hunger, many health related issues, and coordination efforts to improve social sector delivery. In education, universal primary enrollment (including high completion of passing grades) and equitable access for girls and boys were highlighted along with the priority to help unemployed youth. ADB lending benefits Education for All (EFA) through goals of teacher education, secondary school expansion, skills development for unemployed youth, nonformal education, early childhood, and higher education. Taken together, sub-sectors and areas of interventions represent the general framework of ADB activities for investments in education.

Contents 

  • Preface
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Development of the Policy Paper
  • Education and Poverty Reduction
  • The Changing Context
  • Experience of the Asian Development Bank
  • Assistance Policies and Support for Education
  • Role of the Asian Development Bank
  • Dimensions of the Education Policy
  • Education Policy Principles
  • After the Policy Paper
  • Recommendations
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

Type
Subjects
  • ADB administration and governance
  • Education

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