|Overall project value (EUR)
|€ 73 490
|Origin of funding
|EU – DCI Asia
|Proportion carried out by legal entity
|Number of staff provided
Detailed description of project Back
The reform of the education sector has become a priority for the Government of Myanmar and although good progress has been made in the past years there remain a number of critical challenges such as a wide disparity in access to, and duration of, quality education opportunities for different children and population groups with as a result low completion rates (50%) and high dropout rates at primary level. Access to higher education and technical and vocational training is even more limited. Low investment in educational facilities, resources, teacher training and classroom quality inputs has hindered improvements in educational quality. In all sub-sectors, teaching quality and methods are a major issue, curricula are out-dated and lack relevance to the labour market, teaching and learning resources and equipment are limited and obsolete and, as a consequence, graduates are not ’employment-ready’.
The ‘Comprehensive Framework for the European Union’s policy and support to Myanmar/Burma’, adopted by the Foreign Affairs Council in July 2013, sets out the framework for EU policy and support to the ongoing reforms in Myanmar. The lifting of sanctions in April 2013 opened the door to a direct engagement with Government and a ‘normalisation’ of relations, and from 2014 attention is shifting to support the broad Government’s reform agenda along with strengthening national institutions. The EU is now finalising its Multiannual Indicative Programme (MIP) 2014-2026 and the global objective of the assignment is to provide assistance in the identification and appraisal of options for EU support to the education sector in Myanmar.
The specific objectives are to assist the EU Delegation (EUD) in Myanmar in:
PROMAN is providing the services of a Team Leader / Education Expert and a Technical Support Junior Expert.
The Team delivers following services :