3 December 2011 e-ASIA2011: Realizing Digital Nation
“ Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages.” - Article 26, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948 “ Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that should be given to their children.” - Article 26, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948
Public-private partnerships (PPPs): loosely defined as an arrangement between government and private sector entities, for the purpose of providing public infrastructure, community facilities and related services (Jeffary & Farah).
Formal arrangement, often based on explicit contract
Long term relationship between partners
Private financing and/or private delivery of public services
Ultimate responsibility remains with public sector (define scope; set priorities, targets, outputs)
Outcome-focused (focusing on service delivery and outputs / outcomes, not inputs)
PPPs widely used, with a range of objectives – improving efficiency, quality and access.
PPPs in Education: Stats in the Region Source: Calculated from UIS data for 2008. The country average is not weighted by population. Country Primary Lower Secondary Upper Secondary Bangladesh 40.3 97.7 91.9 Cambodia 1.2 2.8 4.9 China 4.2 7.2 11.5 Indonesia 16.1 37.2 51.4 Japan 1.1 7.1 30.8 Republic of Korea 1.3 18.3 46.5 Lao PDR 2.9 2.3 1.3 Malaysia 1.2 4.1 3.9 Nepal 10.3 13.0 16.6 Pakistan 31.9 31.8 30.7 Philippines 8.2 19.3 25.4 Thailand 18.0 12.4 24.3 Vietnam -- 1.2 29.7 Average 11.4 19.6 28.4
UNESCO and the World Economic Forum created in Jan 2007 Partnerships for Education (PfE), which work collaboratively with other global initiatives to harness and help deliver effective private sector contributions to the Education for All (EFA) goals.
PfE provides mechanisms and advice about how to craft and sustain Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships for Education (MSPEs).
Focus themes :
The shaping and dissemination of principles and models for effective private sector contributions to MSPEs
Advocacy and awareness-raising concerning the value of private sector contributions to MSPEs
Capacity building and implementation
Associate partners :
Centre for Commonwealth Education
Digital Opportunity Trust
Global e-schools and community initiatives
Global Knowledge Partnership
International business leaders forum
International Institute for Education and Planning
Organization for economic and cooperation development
Three main themes : Literacy, in-service teacher training and policy promotion for mobile learning
Beneficiaries : Pakistan, Senegal, Mexico and Nigeria
Upcoming event : First UNESCO Mobile Learning Symposium, 12-15 December, Paris – International experts and country representatives will discuss policy guidelines for mobile learning
UNESO-Hewlett Open Educational Resources (OER) project
UNESCO founded the Global OER Forum in 2002
To provide universal access to high quality education
Upcoming event : In collaboration with Commonwealth of Learning (COL), UNESCO will organize the 2012 World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress, together with 5 regional symposia from January to May.