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Improving governance in the education sector

A child in Nairobi passes under a row of shoe hooks.

Education is the responsibility of society as a whole. Setting up a high-quality education system requires a coherent education policy, good educational strategies, and transparent and efficient administrations. Germany advises the governments of its partner countries on launching reforms in various fields of action, drawing up national strategies and action plans, and strengthening decentralised structures.

The BMZ is particularly committed to promoting an intensive exchange between governmental and non-governmental actors in the education sector. Efforts are made to intensify cooperation with non-governmental organisations and political foundations and their networks on the ground with a view to involving civil society in developing countries more deeply in establishing education systems.

In addition to that, the capacities of local experts and leaders are further developed. The main focus here is on offering training both to the administrative staff in schools and in educational authorities and to the teachers.

In order to ensure that reform plans and education strategies are designed effectively and that funds are used efficiently, the BMZ supports the setting-up and use of information systems for collecting demographic, education-related and labour-market-related data. Support is also provided for developing and using education monitoring strategies. This makes it possible to ensure that policy guidelines and their implementation through action plans are properly managed. 

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