ERIC Number: ED445385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Sector Wide Approaches to Education: A Strategic Analysis. Education Research Paper.
Ratcliffe, Mike; Macrae, Murray
This report examines issues relating to sector-wide approaches (SWA) to education. It focuses on SWA's relevance to poverty-reduction targets and their general mode of operation. Through this analysis, it seeks to assist those involved with educational development, including providers and recipients of technical and financial support. The document discusses the strengths and limitations of SWA to education-sector development and assesses whether SWA are more or less likely than other approaches to reach the education-development and poverty-reduction targets that are set by governments and agencies. An associated purpose of the study is to consider whether SWA (in their various forms and interpretations) provide an effective way of forging strong partnerships with governments, civil society, and the international community in meeting agreed international targets. The study analyzes public-sector management, governance issues, and multisectoral evidence, such as health and water supply, that may enable education-sector developments to contribute more effectively to poverty reduction. Some specific objectives are to summarize the lessons learned from current official development-assistance funding approaches, to strengthen effectiveness in promoting partnerships, and to achieve national and international policy goals. Cross-sectoral linkages and management and organizational development of SWA are described. (Contains approximately 175 references.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Educational Administration, Educational Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Governance, Poverty, Program Development, Regional Cooperation
Department for International Development Education Department, 94 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5JL United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for International Development, London (England).