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ERIC Number: ED495673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 48
Abstractor: ERIC
Building a UNESCO National Education Support Strategy (UNESS) Document: 2008-2013. Guidance Note. Education Policies and Strategies 11
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
This is a Guidance Note for designing a UNESCO National Education Support Strategy (UNESS) document. This guide is meant to be indicative, evolving and inclusive. It presents a number of useful questions one may ask when analysing national development policies and priorities, mapping donors' interventions in-country and accordingly, defining UNESCO's strategy to respond to countries' needs and requests for support to education. It indicates some of the information that is required to reflect on the Organisation's in-country support strategy and to engage in consultations with national institutions and development partners. UNESCO is called upon by its Governing Bodies and Member States to play a much more strategic role in supporting national development priorities and to strengthen its partnership with other development agencies in support of national goals, in conformity with the recommendations of international development frameworks. The end product, the UNESS document, will serve as a building block for the formulation of UNESCO's global priorities and, more importantly, its cooperation strategies with the concerned Member States. In other words, the Organization's priorities and country support strategies will be defined on the basis of the directions given by UNESCO's governing bodies as well as a reflection of the countries' actual needs. While the UNESS approach is country-specific, there are a number of issues and steps that are common to the strategy design process. This guide, whilst seeking to be as concise as possible, is meant to be comprehensive, balancing the need to provide basic information about the UNESS process for beginners as well as useful details for more experienced Field Staff. In addition to this introductory overview of the UNESS concept itself, the guide covers two broad topics: the process of developing a UNESS document and the expected contents of a UNESS. (Contains 3 footnotes.) [This report was prepared by UNESCO's Section for Education Support Strategies, Division of Country Planning and Field Support and was published by the Education Sector.]
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Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
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