ERIC Number: ED474429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Education for Dynamic Economies: Action Plan To Accelerate Progress towards Education for All (EFA).
World Bank, Washington, DC.
The World Bank's development committee met and reviewed the paper, "Education for Dynamic Economies." The paper assessed progress and identified key issues and challenges in meeting the goals of universal primary education. It concluded that these goals were unlikely to be attained without accelerated action at the country level and a scaling up of international support. The paper indicated that the World Bank would work closely with other partners to intensify efforts to help countries address the data, policy, capacity, and resource gaps that currently constrain progress, and proposed country-by-country analysis to establish Education for All (EFA) policy and financing needs. The development committee requested staff to prepare an action plan for accelerating EFA as a discussion item for its next meeting (April 2002). The proposed action plan delineated in this paper is rooted in a development compact between countries and their external partners. The action plan should be viewed as a first step in a results-oriented implementation framework for EFA. It is divided into sections: (1) "Executive Summary"; (2) "Achieving EFA: A Development Imperative"; (3) "Why EFA Must Mean Universal Primary Completion"; (4) "Global Scoreboard: Progress since Jomtien Prospects for Achieving Universal Primary Completion by 2015"; (5) "What Determines EFA Progress?"; (6) "Achieving EFA: Obstacles That Require Special Attention"; (7) "Moving Forward: Action Plan for Accelerating EFA"; (9) "Role of the World Bank"; (10) "Next Steps"; and (11) "Issues for the Development Committee." Annexes contain "Costing of EFA" and "Summary of EFA Action Plans." (BT)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Developing Nations, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Primary Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: World Bank, Washington, DC.