Category Archives: Quality Assurance

Capacity Building Support for the Ministry of National Education

Country: Turkey

Donor: EuropeAid

Period: 06/2008 – 05/2010

Activity: The overall objective is an effective and efficient quality national educational system responsive to the needs of the Turkish people, on a par with European and international standards and creating a knowledge-based society and growth economy. The overall purpose is to assist the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) in implementing a restructuring process aimed at improving its governance, organization and management, financing, and evaluation/monitoring capacities to make the preschool to secondary education system more effective and efficient.

Provision of expertise to support ETF initiatives for human resources development

Country: EU, IPA, ENPI, DCI regions

Donor: European Training Foundation

Period: 02/2008-02/2009

Activity: This framework contract is intended to cover contracting of specific expertise services to support ETF initiatives in the partner countries covered by its work programme, in different fields relating to human resource development. Inputs from experts may be required, for example, in one or more of the following areas:

  • Programming and project design (including feasibility studies), monitoring and evaluation, impact assessment, dissemination of project results and good practice;
  • Policy analysis and targeted policy advice;
  • Data collection and analysis, report writing, desk research, editing of specialised reports;
  • Design and delivery of capacity building activities such as study visits, training and event facilitation;
  • Translation and interpretation requiring knowledge of specialised terminology, etc.

Support to the reform of Vocational Education and Training (first and second part of Second Phase)

Country: Morocco

Donor: GTZ

Period: 08/2007 – 02/2011

Activity: The overall goal of the project is that the dual (cooperative) system of vocational education and training is an integral part of the national VET system and contributes to a better qualification and higher employment of graduates and employees. The goal of the second phase is that the in-company apprentice training in the sectors of textile and tourism/hotel is an accepted and integral part of vocational education that can be applied to other sectors as well.

Second Education Project

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Donor: Asian Development Bank

Period: 05/2007- 11/2010

Activity: The Project consists of three components as follows:

Component A: Modernizing the Curriculum and Learning Assessment

Component B: Strengthening the Teaching Profession

Component C: Improving Participation and Quality in Rural Schools

Second Textbook Development Project

Country: Uzbekistan

Donor: Asian Development Bank

Period: 06/2006–11/2008

Activity: The overall goal of the Project is to improve the quality of basic education. The purpose of the Project is to establish efficient and sustainable provision of affordable textbooks nationwide, and other instructional materials, supported by necessary institutional and policy reforms.

Support to the Development and Monitoring of a Quality Assurance System for Higher Education in Kazakhstan

Country: Kazakhstan

Donor: EuropeAid Tacis

Period: 05/2006-10/2007

Activity: The overall objective of the project is to improve the quality of the higher education system in Kazakhstan. The specific objective of this contract is to develop a sound and effective system of quality assurance within Kazakhstan’s higher education system, consistent with international standards and able to meet the rapidly changing needs of a market economy. The project involves reviewing the current quality assurance system used in Higher Education Institutions in Kazakhstan, evaluating quality assurance systems used in EU and other transition countries, developing and piloting a new quality assurance system for Kazakhstan Higher Education Institutions and the programmes running in these institutions.