Whose Influence and Whose Priorities? The Design of Ethiopia’s General Education Quality Improvement Programme - Equity (GEQIP-E)
In Ethiopia, strong political will for improving the quality of education with equity is found at the highest level of government, which in turn is reflected in the government’s education policy and plans. While this is important, a question arises as to whether it is sufficient for ensuring real progress. Ambitious intentions are translated into action only through the stakeholders working within the system, which particularly requires the involvement of those at the local level.
On 26th October 2017, representatives from the Ethiopian Ministry of Education and the Regional Educational Bureaus, as well as key donor organisations working in the education sector - including the World Bank, the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) - gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the official launch of the RISE Ethiopia country research programme.