Support for the preparation of an education sector analysis in Tanzania

18 May 2015

The Ministry of Education in Tanzania Mainland has asked UNESCO to assist in reviewing its education sector and in drafting an education sector plan for the next fifteen years. This technical assistance is funded by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). As part of a multidisciplinary UNESCO team under the coordination of UNESCO Dar es-Salaam and the technical leadership of the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), UIL participated in a three-day workshop that took place in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, from 5 to 7 May. The workshop analysed the specific challenges facing the various sub-sectors that will be included in the general sector review. The challenges identified during the workshop will help determine the priorities of the Education Sector Development Plan (ESDP) for the 2016‒2020 period.

The workshop was attended by members of a national team comprising staff from the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoEVT), the Ministry of Community Development, Gender and Children (MCDGC), and the Prime Minister’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government (PMO-RALG). With the assistance of the UNESCO team, these participants reflected on issues relating to access, quality and equity that need to be addressed in the future ESDP. During the coming months, UIL’s technical support will focus especially on the adult literacy and non-formal education sub-sector and on ensuring that the new ESDP includes a forward-looking lifelong learning perspective.