Ref N° 217

Feasibility Study to Define EC Support to Education in Eritrea

Overall project value (EUR)
€ 124 626
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
AEDES (Framework contract Lot 8)
Start date
January 2005
End date
May 2005
Number of staff provided
5 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

Education has consistently been one of the top priorities of the Eritrean Government, since the country gained its independence in 1993. During 2003, the Government presented donors with a comprehensive strategy for the sector and a 5-year plan for rehabilitating and expanding education services provision, focusing on basic education, secondary education, vocational education and training, and capacity building of the MoE at both national and zoba levels. The European Commission pledged €53M in support of the ESDP, divided into two instalments: a first one of €30M under the 9th ED, and a second one of €23M under the 10th EDF, from 2007 on.

This mission is divided into two phases. During phase one, the consultants will review the Government of the State of Eritrea’s (GSE) strategy and policy documents and identify areas in which the EC could provide added value or in which EC financing should be particularly appropriate. The second phase of the mission will have to identify specific components of the programme that should be financed by the EC. The final result of this second phase will be a financing proposal agreed upon with the Commission and the Eritrean Authorities.

Type of services provided

The Expert Team provides:

  • A diagnosis of the current situation of the Eritrean education sector including: school mapping; pupils’ situation based on cohort analysis; teacher’s situation; curricula; pedagogical materials and aids; Institutional capacity; education and school management; budget; social and economic returns.
  • Assessment of the “initial SP”: Assessment of the 7 key areas related to sector programmes:Macro economic situation; sector policy and national strategic framework; Medium Term Expenditure Framework; Public finance management systems; Performance and monitoring systems; institutional capacity; donors coordination.Special attention will be given to specific issues related to the Eritrean situation: gender inequity; minority issues; regional disparity and employment opportunities
  • Implementation of the ESDP and EC operational modalities: A detailed proposal leading to a draft Financial Proposal, together with the implementation tools: work plan, log frame matrix, monitoring and accountability system, assumption/risks, TA, performance indicators, etc..

PROMAN provides technical backstopping and quality control.

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