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.

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.

Rapid Employment Program – Provision of Pre-Employment Training

Country: Solomon Islands

Donor: World Bank

Period: 05/2011 – 05/2013

Activity: The overall objective of the project is to assist targeted urban poor to: i) increase their incomes through the provision of short term employment; and ii) improve their knowledge, experience and basic employment skills that are valued in the work place and society. Secondary benefits accrue to the target communities/neighbourhoods and the general urban population from the infrastructure and services that are provided through the Rapid Employment Project. The project is designed as a rapid response to address unemployment, underemployment and poverty in the main urban centre of the Solomon Islands. The project also serves to increase economic productivity through investing in the maintenance of infrastructure assets, particularly roads.

Association of African Distance Learning Centers (AADLC) Project – Knowledge Transfer in Change Management

Country: AADLC member countries[1]

Donor: Institutional Development Fund – World Bank

Period: 05/2011 – 5/2012

Activity: The overall objective is to support the Association of African Distance Learning Centers (AADLC) in managing complex service contracts on behalf of its member centers and to help the Association in development and implementation, through peer/action learning on real-life projects, of an efficient working structure, including designing and implementing the strategic plan. The plan should allow AADLC to be the main point of contact for relations with the World Bank, to support the expansion of the network in Africa and manage membership, business development, advocacy, marketing and communication

[1] Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d´Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda


Strengthening the Vocational Qualifications Authority (VQA) and the National Qualifications System (NQS)

Country: Turkey

Donor: EuropeAid

Period: 10/2010 – 12/2012

Activity: The overall objective of the project of which this contract is a part of, is ensuring the provision of formal and non-formal vocational and technical education and training according to labour market needs, supporting life-long learning, strengthening the relation between education and employment and facilitating harmonization with European Qualifications Framework (EQF). The purpose of this contract is to support the VQA and Occupational Standards Development, Vocational Knowledge and Skills Testing and Certification Centres (VOC-TEST) to establish and initiate an efficient and sustainable National Qualifications System based on agreed occupational standards with an appropriate system for assessment, grading and certification at all levels in line with European Qualifications Framework.

Promotion of basic education in Punjab

Country: Pakistan

Donor: GIZ

Period: 09/2010 – 05/2013

Activity: The project consists of two components:

Regional Component 1: Improvement of the institutional framework, governance and capacity in the education sector at the federal level.

Regional Component 2: Improving the institutional framework, governance and capacity in the education sector in Punjab.

Technical assistance to complement the ‘EDF10 Botswana human resource development sector policy support programme’ by strengthening the capacity of the Botswana Ministry of Education and Skills Development

Country: Botswana

Donor: EDF10

Period: 09/2010 – 05/2013

Activity: The new National Human Resource Development Strategy (NHRDS) and the 10th National Development Plan (NDP10) both aim at creating an education system capable of providing an adequate supply of qualified, productive and competitive human resources. In line with these two policies, the technical assistance project aims at supporting the Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MoESD) in providing strategic planning and operational oversight in implementing key reforms.

Rehabilitation of Rural Schools and other Social Infrastructures in Fergana Valley of Kyrgyzstan

Country: Republic of Kyrgyzstan

Donor: EuropeAid

Period: 04/2009 – 11/2010

Activity: The overall objective of the project is to contribute to alleviating poverty in Fergana Valley of Kyrgyzstan through improving the social welfare infrastructure by rehabilitation of Rural Schools, infrastructure development and capacity building for community development. The purpose of this project is to provide necessary technical assistance for the rehabilitation of rural schools, development of related infrastructure (esp. clean water supply infrastructure) and capacity building in the Batken, Osh and Djalalabad regions of Kyrgyzstan.