Category Archives: Project

Feasibility Study for Establishing a National Curriculum Centre in Iraq (INCC)

Country: Iraq

Donor: UNESCO

Period: 07/2012 -12/2012

Activity: The INCC aims to contribute to the modernization and reconciliation in Iraqi society through rebuilding the Iraqi school curriculum and textbooks along side with teacher professional development to enhance and innovate educational practices. This project is part of an overall Iraqi educational reform and development strategy also targeting Teacher Training, Higher Education and Literacy.

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Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training (STVET) Project

Country: Lao PDR

Donor: Asian Development Bank

Period: 09/2011 – 05/2013

Activity: The TVET Skills Contracting Program aims to widening the national skills training base through direct support for the greater involvement of selected private TVET institutions. The project seeks to improve both the quality of, and access to, formal TVET in Lao PDR, focusing on certificate and diploma programs. Quality improvements include developing skill standards, improving curricula and training teachers in 4 priority skill areas:

(i) construction and building trades,

(ii) mechanical and machinery maintenance and repair,

(iii) furniture-making, and

(iv) basic business.

Higher Education Finance

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Donor:  European Union

Period: 12/2011-05/2013

Activity: The project contributes to ongoing reform of education in BIH with a catalytic effect on the macro-objectives of employability and public expenditure. Considering that education, including higher education, is economically and socially productive investment, it is expected that the project will come up with more efficient ways of higher education funding that will improve allocation of resources and ensure satisfaction and improvements of overall society. Recommendations for alternative models for cost efficient and evidence based planning and allocation of public funds for higher education are to be developed and relevant institutions trained in how to deal with different implications of alternative models of financing.

Inclusive Education Services

Country: Montenegro

Donor:  European Union

Period: 12/2011-12/2012

Activity: The existing social welfare and education system in Montenegro is in the process of intensive reforms and decisive endeavours are needed to restructure in accordance with best EU practices and in the best interest of the beneficiaries. One of the areas which require special attention is the education of excluded children. Direct beneficiaries are the MoES, the Bureau for Educational Services, Examination Centre. Indirect beneficiaries are the current and futures special education needs pupils.

TVET School Entrance Examination

Country: Mongolia

Donor: Millennium Challenge Corporation

Period: 05/2011 – 10/2011

Activity: Support MCA-Mongolia in the design of instruments for a rigorous impact evaluation of VET activities to assess the extent to which VET project activities, and, in particular, the establishment of a competency-based training system and complementary equipment upgrades, impact the overall quality of VET schools as well as the skill-level, productivity, employment, and income of VET graduates.

Framework Contract: Provision of Expertise for Quality Assurance, Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation

Country: worldwide

Donor: European Training Foundation

Period: 01/2011 – 05/2013

Activity: The objective of the framework contract is to provide high quality experts to conduct quality assurance, planning, monitoring and evaluation services of ETF activities in the education and training and related sectors. The services may be implemented at a project, thematic or country level and may be conducted in ETF offices in Turin or at a country, regional or cross-regional level and may require country specific experience or knowledge.

Promotion of Basic Education in Afghanistan: Practical Learning and Occupational Orientation

Country: Afghanistan

Donor: GIZ

Period: 07/2011 – 05/2013

Activity: The component “Practical learning and occupational orientation” is new in the German technical cooperation basic education program. The goal of this component is improved relevance of basic education regarding occupational orientation and practical learning.

Promotion of Basic Education in Afghanistan: Results-based Monitoring

Country: Afghanistan

Donor: GIZ

Period: 06/2011 – 05/2013

Activity: Part of the National Education Strategy is the establishment and operation of an Education Management Information System (EMIS). It is supposed to be established throughout the country and organized, conducted and used by professionals at the national level and in the provinces and districts. The design of the EMIS is supported by donors and development partners. The project “Results-based Monitoring” refers to both the existing EMIS of the Ministry of Education and the M&E System of the Teacher Education Department (TED) in the Ministry of Education as well as to the implementation and impact of projects within the components of German technical cooperation. Results from the monitoring activities of the latter are made available to the M&E Unit of the TED and are fed into the overall EMIS. A capacity assessment for the M&E Unit of TED and a corresponding capacity development strategy are developed and implemented.

New Modern Apprenticeship System

Country: Cyprus

Donor: European Social Fund (ESF)

Period: 11/ 2011 – 11/2012

Activity: The main components of the Consultants work are the following:

  • Cost benefit analysis of the New Modern Apprenticeship
  • Analytical Planning of the New Modern Apprenticeship
  • Development of an Implementation Mechanism for the realization of the analytic planning within the agreed timetable
  • Setting up specifications for  Experts /Researchers to crew the Research & Development Center of the   New Modern Apprenticeship
  • Technical Support of the Beneficiary (Cypriot Productivity Center, KEPA) to implement the New Modern Apprenticeship

 

 

 

 

Teacher Education Improvement Project: Upgrading Academic and Professional Teaching Qualification of Under-Qualified Class Teachers for Grades 1-4

Country: Palestine

Donor: World Bank

Period: 06/2011 – 05/2013

Activity: In the context of the Teacher Education Improvement Project (TEIP), and in keeping with the Teacher Education Strategy (TES), the aim of this project is to make provision for under-qualified, grade 1-4, class teachers to upgrade their academic qualifications to degree level and to gain a professional teaching qualification and, thereby, meet the standards required for teacher certification.