The Interactions Between Global Education Initiatives and National Education Policy and Planning Processes: A Comparative Case Study of the Education For All Fast Track Initiative in Rwanda and Ethiopia

Abstract

The Education for All Fast Track Initiative (FTI) was launched in 2002 as a global initiative to help low income countries accelerate progress towards the MDG target of universal primary education by 2015. The initiative was announced by the World Bank at the Dakar World Education Forum as a way of delivering the commitment that no country with a credible education plan would be prevented from achieving the Education for All goals due to lack of resources. The FTI was intended to mobilise additional resources from donors to support education sector plans in developing countries. As well as raising funds, the FTI was intended to promote aid effectiveness by following the principles of donor harmonisation and alignment in the education sector.

An independent evaluation of the FTI in 2010 found very significant differences between the claims of the FTI and the reality of its operations on the ground. This monograph provides additional evidence on the operations of the FTI on the ground by drawing on the findings of a comparative country case study of the FTI in Rwanda and Ethiopia, conducted in 2009 and 2010. The research collected the views of leading national stakeholders and local donor representatives that were involved in the application to join the FTI partnership and the early implementation of the education sector programmes.

Citation

Bermingham, D. The Interactions Between Global Education Initiatives and National Education Policy and Planning Processes: A Comparative Case Study of the Education For All Fast Track Initiative in Rwanda and Ethiopia. In: CREATE Pathways to Access Series, Research Monograph Number 67. (2011) 1-39. ISBN 0-901881-77-5

The Interactions Between Global Education Initiatives and National Education Policy and Planning Processes: A Comparative Case Study of the Education For All Fast Track Initiative in Rwanda and Ethiopia

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