In 1998 the Government of Uganda (GoU) began implementing an ambitious programme of educational reform, the Education Strategic Investment Plan (ESIP) (1998-2003). It had been sparked off by President Museveni's election campaign promise in 1996 to provide free primary education for up to four children in every family. The technical analysis and consultation that underpinned the ESIP not only set a national framework for GoU education planning and budgeting but also constituted a breakthrough in relations between the GoU, civil society and its development partners. Since 1997 Uganda has had to address the challenge of accessing everincreasing numbers of children into an already over-burdened education system.
This book offers a perspective on how political commitment, combined with a relatively clear and rational conception of reform, and the provision of generous external financial support, assisted the country in making significant progress towards meeting its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) obligations under the Dakar Education For All (EFA) Commitments (2000).
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Ward, M.; Penny, A.; Read, T. Education Reform in Uganda - 1997 to 2004. Reflections on Policy, Partnership, Strategy and Implementation. (2006) 174 pp. ISBN 1 86192 816 5