Sri Lanka: Education for Knowledge Society Project
The Education for Knowledge Society Project (EKSP) sought to address two important constraints in the education sector in Sri Lanka. One, the country’s education system needs to be more relevant to the changing labor market requirements of the modern economy. Two, regional disparities in access to quality schools across certain regions, ethnic groups, gender, and lower echelons of administration remain persistent. The project aimed to address these concerns by strengthening the quality of education in subjects with high demand like English language, information and communication technology (ICT), and technical skills. It sought to improve policy coordination across different facets of education, and offered career guidance and counseling. The project utilized an ethnic equity framework to reduce disparities and helped improve school education especially in northern and eastern provinces. It also endeavored to enhance the students’ knowledge about health education and HIV/AIDS.
This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Less than successful.