This blog was previously published on IIEP-UNESCO's website.
The appraisal of an education sector plan is a quality check. Typically conducted by an independent consultant or group, the appraisal gauges a plan’s credibility and feasibility to achieve education goals, and assesses whether a large variety of voices are represented.
Over the past year, IIEP-UNESCO, in collaboration with the Global Partnership for Education, has offered the training course Fundamentals of independent appraisal of education sector plans.
Self-paced, free of cost, and online, the course is striving to standardize the appraisal methodology across countries worldwide. So far, about 100 individuals have successfully completed the course, and several hundred others have enrolled. We caught up with several participants to see its impact thus far.
In the Philippines, it’s helping address equity
Teresita Felipe is a UNICEF education specialist who is currently assisting with the development of her country’s upcoming ten-year education plan. Upon completing the course in February 2021, Felipe says that it was paramount for her to understand what kind of criteria an appraiser would examine. This helps her ensure a certain level of quality in the plan from the start.