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Local Education Donor Group and UNESCO. Teeluck Bhuwanee, Coordinator GSE Mexico– 04 November 2009. Local Education Donor Group Groupe Sectoriel Education (GSE).

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Local education donor group and unesco

Local Education Donor Group and UNESCO

Teeluck Bhuwanee,


Mexico– 04 November 2009

Local education donor group groupe sectoriel education gse

Local Education Donor GroupGroupe Sectoriel Education (GSE)

  • Members : about 15 agenciesactivelycooperating (AECID, IADB, CIDA, EU, FRANCE, SWISS, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNESCO, USAID, WB, WFP…etc )

  • Coordination by UNESCO: monthly meetings since 2003 (60th meeting)

    Terms of Reference of LEG :

  • Exchange of information and commonactivities (projects, surveys, discussions etc) on major education issues

  • Coordinated effort/synergyamongmembers on priorities

  • Setting up of Working Groups on different issues and follow up

  • Technical and financial support to the Ministry of Education



  • Better understanding of each other’s projects and activities

  • Common knowledge regarding education priorities

  • Agreement and coordinated effort on main actions to be undergone

  • Planning together for 2010-2012

  • E.g. Designed the FTI project proposal accepted by the Catalytic Fund in August 2009 for 22 million USD

Education statistics haiti

Education statistics: Haiti

  • Net enrollment ratio 2002-2003:

    56.37% preschool

    76% Basic (1st and 2nd cycles)

    22% Post basic and secondary

  • Number of out of school children: 6 to 11 years old: 400,000

  • Over-aged students 2002-2003: preschool 38%, Basic 72% .

  • Schooling expense per child: 109 USD per year

  • Illiteracy rate 13 years and over (national average): 57.24% (women: 59.14%, men 55.27%)

  • Education share of the Budget: 10.8%: 2009-2010

Haitian government priorities as expressed in national strategy 2008 and action plan

Haitian government priorities as expressed in National Strategy 2008 and Action Plan

  • Improve equity in the development and protection of early childhood

  • Improve equity in the access to formal and non formal education

  • Improve the internal efficiency of basic and post-basic education

  • Improve the external efficiency of basic and post-basic education

  • Improve the overall management and governance of the system.

Specific objectives to achieve efa

Specific Objectives to achieve EFA

  • Emphasis on access of poor communities, by reducing school fees (currently 4,360 HGTS -109 USD- per year) and by providing each of the 565 communal sections with a public school of at least six classrooms

  • Increasing the quality of basic education (1st - 2nd cycle) by designing a relevant curriculum, fostering trained and qualified (certified) teachers and schools principals

  • Need for an education geared to Skills Development, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) as a booster to the economy and employment

Investment in education

Investment in education

  • Limited by government, low budget, inadequate funding

  • External funding (each country and agency having its own modalities and sometimes priority) still not totally coordinated, dispersed due to weak institutional leadership and low capacity

  • External funding still project based and not using sector-wide approach

Gaps in funding the national strategy 2009 2012

Gaps in funding the National Strategy 2009-2012

  • Total costs714.6 m $

  • Domestic funding435.3 m $

  • External support176.5 m $

  • Funding gaps

    (after donor contribution)102.7 m $

    Total Funding gap279.3 m $

  • EFA Fast Track Initiative: 23 m for 3 years

Priorities of funding to ensure sustainability of the educational system

Priorities of funding to ensure sustainability of the educational system

  • Developing and strengthening the public system for the poor by progressive state funding of education while allowing private schooling

  • Establishing norms and standards

  • Broadening access, equity and ensuring quality through more relevant curriculum and better trained teachers

  • Getting community and parental participation

  • Pilot at local level like the FTI to ensure adequate funding and limit dispersion

Thank you for your attention

Thank you for your attention

Teeluck Bhuwanee

Head of Office and

UNESCO Representative

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