Education in Madagascar
The sector plan covers all of the education sector and is based on a national vision. It defines the overall vision of the country for education, which is among the goals of the National Development Plan (2015-2019) and the international objectives for the development of education, particularly, Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4). The plan is the first for Madagascar that aligns medium- and long-term development goals for the entire education system with three ministries responsible for education and consolidates coherent subsector action plans with a common financial framework.
The plan proposes a strategy aimed in particular at reducing repetition rates by establishing 9 years of basic education (primary and junior secondary school), i.e., five years in primary school and four years in secondary school, divided into three sub-cycles (five years of primary school and four years of junior secondary school, followed by three years in senior secondary school) [sic].
The plan, which was prepared after the political crisis, emphasizes strengthening the management and governance of the education system, while proposing responses to disparities in access by having communities construct schools and by improving the intake of children with minor or moderate disabilities into the formal system (goal of 15% in 2022) and children with significant or severe disabilities into specialized institutions (15% in 2022).
To ensure increased monitoring of the education sector plan, the local education group decided to introduce a National Education Sector Support Platform (PNPSE), which above all aims to support the sector implementation of the education sector plan and the establishment of a policy dialogue and coordination instrument aimed at better alignment and greater accountability toward the beneficiaries in the education sector.
Madagascar organizes annual joint sector reviews (at the national and regional levels).