Education Reform

In an expanding and diversifying sector, developing member countries (DMCs) need to implement reforms to strengthen governance. In particular, reforms should focus on education planning, management, and system efficiency.

DMCs will need to pay more attention to improving synergies between education subsectors, such as:

  • instituting sector-wide policies
  • harmonizing curricula
  • ensuring equal access to training programs
  • providing flexible pathways for graduates of lower levels to continue their studies at higher levels

In many countries, subnational levels of government play an important role in education. DMCs should increasingly pursue decentralized approaches to education management, resource allocation, and service delivery. Decentralized approaches are more likely than centralized approaches to yield greater inclusiveness and improved education outcomes.