Erika Boak
CfBT Education Trust
World Congress of Comparative Education Societies
17 June 2010
Governance Challenges for
E...
Scope and Methodology of the Research
• EC commissioned in 2009
• Governance challenges in fragile states, impact
on broad...
EC Governance Analysis Framework
Political system/government
Rule making and executive actors at
different levels
Non-stat...
Governance and Fragility Challenges in DRC
• Quasi private education
system: Mobutu’s legacy
• Governance of teacher
payro...
Governance and Fragility Challenges in Haiti
• Uncoordinated proliferation of
NSPs
• Political and environmental
instabili...
Positive Features of Governance
DRC
• Political and national commitment to education
• National Strategy for the Reduction...
Findings and Recommendations: DRC
• SMCs and academic assessment promoted resilience
• Absence of incentives by MEPSP for ...
Findings and Recommendations: Haiti
• Adaptability of non-state sector promoted resilience
• NSPs lack incentive to become...
Questions?
Erika Boak
eboak@cfbt.com
Questions?
Erika Boak
eboak@cfbt.com
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  • Governance Challenges for Education

    1. 1. Erika Boak CfBT Education Trust World Congress of Comparative Education Societies 17 June 2010 Governance Challenges for Education in Fragile States
    2. 2. Scope and Methodology of the Research • EC commissioned in 2009 • Governance challenges in fragile states, impact on broader fragility, resilience and stability • Implications for support to sector and governance reform • Literature review, desk studies and field case studies of 8 countries
    3. 3. EC Governance Analysis Framework Political system/government Rule making and executive actors at different levels Non-state actors Citizens, voters, consumers, user groups economic agents, elites, media… Checks and balances organisations Supervise sector organisations or handle complaints (auditors, judiciary, ombudsmen,…) Frontline service providers Public and private providers delivering services Core public agencies Sector ministries, agencies with regulatory or supporting roles, incl. local government… Context Donors, international organisations Influence on sector governance and accountability relations Governance Accountability
    4. 4. Governance and Fragility Challenges in DRC • Quasi private education system: Mobutu’s legacy • Governance of teacher payroll • Undemocratic governance of the SMCs
    5. 5. Governance and Fragility Challenges in Haiti • Uncoordinated proliferation of NSPs • Political and environmental instability, poverty and insecurity • Weak capacity and legitimacy deficit of MENFP
    6. 6. Positive Features of Governance DRC • Political and national commitment to education • National Strategy for the Reduction of School Fees and sub-sector plan • Decentralisation reform Haiti • Presidential Commission and National Office for Partnership in Education • EFA Implementation Plan • Increased budget allocations
    7. 7. Findings and Recommendations: DRC • SMCs and academic assessment promoted resilience • Absence of incentives by MEPSP for governance reform • Inequitable education provision • Lack of engagement by donors at provincial levels • Capacity development of SMCs, School and Network Directors • Phased substitution of community financing – regulatory and legislative frameworks • Whole-of-government approach - reform of civil service remuneration • Broad-based policy formulation involving civil society
    8. 8. Findings and Recommendations: Haiti • Adaptability of non-state sector promoted resilience • NSPs lack incentive to become accredited • Politicisation of education and political instability influence donor approaches • High aid dependency, fragmented approaches, inability to align • USD22m FTI funding to be disbursed to a MDTF – precursor to increased alignment? • Harmonised approaches to regulating the sector
    9. 9. Questions? Erika Boak eboak@cfbt.com
    10. 10. Questions? Erika Boak eboak@cfbt.com

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