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Education Strategy 2020 - What Others Have Said

Education Strategy 2020 - What Others Have Said
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"The World Bank's strategy should address diversity within decentralization processes, to ensure that education systems do not reproduce inequality. It should support a policy that joins the national with the local, and recognize the differences among regions within a country and the inequities that exist there."

-- Gabriel Torres, Educación Compromiso de Todos, Colombia
"Countries affected by conflict or fragility [is] an area the Bank is going to hopefully start focusing more on. The Bank has largely interfaced with government actors, and in countries that are undergoing civil war or other forms of conflict, the Bank needs to expand the scope of actors that they seriously engage with and partner with."

--Rebecca Winthrop, Director, Center for Universal Education, Brookings Institution
"I think the biggest challenges facing the education sector in the coming years are to reform the policies that are affecting the limits of implementation for the education sector -- rebuilding a professional teaching force throughout the developing world and exploring macroeconomic alternatives that enable full investment in public education."

-- Amy Gray, IFI Education Policy Officer, Global Campaign for Education
"I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for this space for discussion and the exchange of ideas. I hope the that the World Bank continues these type of activities periodically, since they contribute to the building of consensus."

-- Isabel Fernandes, Deputy Director of Analysis and Dissemination, ICFES, Colombia
"A base for this strategy paper should be a change in vision for the Bank, a change in vision that emphasizes the right to education... It implies that we do not justify education solely on the basis of its instrumental value in increasing income or GNP. It means that education is an end in itself."

--Steven Klees, Professor of International and Comparative Education, University of Maryland
"The World Bank's emphasis on education governance is timely and well received in the Philippines. Accountability is at the core of the problems in education, particularly if outcomes are not defined and understood by everybody. We must look at education not in terms of inputs, but as increases in performance."

--Milwida Guevara, President of Synergeia Foundation, Philippines
"There's a whole gamut of issues which should be evolving around quality: quality of teaching and learning, quality of management, quality of delivery mechanisms, and the whole issue of whether we are really reaching the unreachable. So quality brings in questions of equity, inclusiveness and learner performance."

--Rasheda Choudhury, Executive Director of CAMPE, Bangladesh
"A holistic, systemic view of the education system is key especially as we move from focusing on inputs to outcomes. There must also be a shift towards accountability and a clear indication of how accountability will be measured."

--Dr. Tesfaye Teshome, Director General, Education and Training Quality Assurance Agency, Ethiopia
"How will the education strategy address leadership, specifically the importance of school leaders in shaping education service delivery? In the knowledge society of the 21st century the role of school leaders has evolved and the importance of leadership warrants greater attention in the education strategy."

--Andrei Volkov, Dean of the Moscow School of Management, SKOLKOVO, Russia
"We need to keep in mind that there is a high degree of disparity within countries, including Nepal. Custom-tailored strategies are needed for different countries. One size fits all does not work."

--Mr. Janardan Nepal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Education, Nepal
"Sharing the draft proposal of the education strategy at the formulation stage and taking consultation from the stakeholders was an excellent initiative, which makes evident the sincerity of results-based development that the World Bank is trying to inculcate in the education sector in Pakistan and the South Asian region as a whole."

--Noor Amna Malik, Director General, Learning Innovation, Higher Education Commission, Pakistan
"We are renewing our commitment to quality education for all as a critical part of the development agenda.
I thank all of you who took part in the consultation process to share your ideas and views with us as we shape our education strategy for the next 10 years."

--Elizabeth King, Education Director, The World Bank
Strategy Timeline / materials
Phase 1 Consultations: Online and in-person discussions with stakeholdersReview of stakeholder input and preparation of draft strategyPhase 2 Consultations (Online and in-person) on draft strategyReview of stakeholder input and preparation of final strategyFinal Strategy presented to the World Bank Board of Directors
Concept Note
Consultations Plan
Report on Phase I External ConsultationsDraft Strategy
Draft Executive Summary

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