Ref N° 665

Develop the new Education Sector Strategic Plan for Eswatini (2022-2034)

Overall project value (EUR)
€ 200 733
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
June 2021
End date
March 2022
Number of staff provided
315 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The main objective of this assignment is to support and build the capacities of MoET and key national implementing partners to prepare the Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) on the basis of the available Education Sector Analysis, and to support the ESSP development process by closely working with all set structures.

The assignment is guided by GPE’s Guidelines for Education Sector Plan Preparation (UNESCO 2015) which comprise seven essential features, i.e. (i) a long-term vision for the education system; (ii) a clear outline of strategies and priorities; (iii) a sector-wide holistic approach covering all education sub-sectors including formal and non-formal education and adult literacy; (iv) a sound foundation on data and through analysis; (v) achievability according to available capacities; (vi) attentiveness to disparities; and (vii) an analysis of the country’s contextual conditions, particularly with regard to the country’s vulnerabilities. In addition, while designing the ESSP, special attention was given to minority issues and child protection programming.

ESSP development is built upon the findings of previous and ongoing relevant studies, in particular the Situation Analysis carried out in preparation for the ESSP. Goals, Programmes and activities were developed in a highly participatory process, including indicators, related baselines and targets. This then further informed the costing simulation model for the Plan period.

Following the submission of the final draft ESSP to MoET, the Plan was independently assessed for GPE. In response to the assessment, further refinements were made to the plan. Most importantly, a comprehensive costed Multi-Year Action Plan for the initial three years of Plan operation was included.

Type of services provided

  • Detailed data analyses and consultations with MoET and other key stakeholders in the education sector;
  • Drafting ESSP on basis of consultations and findings from the World Bank Rapid Assessment;
  • Facilitating development of (sub-)sector specific plans according to the results of the ESA;
  • Defining/refining broader goals and structure of the Plan;
  • Providing details on related programmes, cost and financing of the Plan;
  • Outlining a comprehensive Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) framework;
  • Conducting presentations of draft versions of the plan for further refinement during consultation meetings and writing workshops;
  • Responding to observations and recommendations of the independent appraisal;
  • Drafting an additional costed Multi-Year Action Plan outlining implementation detail for the first three years.

Main staff provided:

  • Team Leader (125 w/d);
  • Financial Experts (110 w/d);
  • Two Eswatini Education Experts (2x 40 w/d).

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