Ref N° 653

International Consultancy to conduct Education Sector Analysis and the development of the Education Sector Strategic Plan for Eswatini

Overall project value (EUR)
€ 75 422
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
September 2020
End date
September 2021
Number of staff provided
146 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The current Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) 2010-2022 was developed in 2010 to guide the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) in Eswatini to fulfil its primary mandate of providing access to relevant quality education at all levels to all Swazi citizens; taking into consideration issues of efficacy, equity and special needs. The ESSP is based on the Government Vision of 2022 which states that “By the year 2022, the Kingdom of Eswatini will be in the top 10% of the medium human development group of countries founded on sustainable economic development, social justice and political stability”. The MoET intends to review the current plan to cover the next twelve years from 2022– 2034.

The review of the ESSP will be preceded by a rapid assessment and comprehensive Education Sector Analysis (ESA), which will feed into the next ESSP by identifying the strengths and gaps in the current education and training sector in Eswatini, based on detailed data and indicator analysis. The ESA will be guided by the UNESCO/IIEP and Education Sector Analysis Methodological Guidelines and will incorporate in order to align with the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) requirements.

The objective of this assignment is to support the MoET to conduct a comprehensive Education Sector Analysis and prepare the Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP). The comprehensive Education Sector Analysis will be prepared by referring to the progress and challenges of the current ESSP and undertaking detailed data analysis and consultations with key stakeholders in the education sector. After this exercise, the Education Sector Strategic Plan 2022 – 2034 will be prepared by incorporating data from the results of Education Sector Analysis, World Bank Rapid Assessment and stakeholder consultations. The ESSP will cover twelve years (2022-2034).

Type of services provided

Education Sector Analysis

  • Preparation of an inception report and present to MoET and Steering Committee;
  • Prepare draft Education Sector Analysis;
  • Share the draft ESA with stakeholders and reflect comments; share the revised ESA to MoET approval process and reflect comments; submit the ESA to the GPE secretariat for review and comments. Reflect the comments.

ESSP 2022-2034

  • Prepare the first draft of the Education and Sports Sector Strategic Plan: (i) Identification of priorities, goals and major outcomes of the plan. Design of the plan structures; (ii) Development of simulation costing and targeting model; (iii) Identification and design of programs to achieve plan goals and outcomes; (iv) Estimation of the cost and identification of the financing of the plan for identified programs, (v) Development of the implementation arrangements and design of the M&E framework; (vi) Drafting of the complete plan;
  • Share the draft ESSP with stakeholders and GPE secretariat and reflect the comments;
  • Present the draft Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) to the Steering Committee, technical task teams and Senior Management Meeting; Hold Regional Consultative Workshops for ESSP approval and reflect the comments;
  • Share the revised draft ESSP with stakeholders and reflect the comments;
  • Present the revised Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP) to Technical Working Group and Senior Management Meeting;
  • National Validation workshop to validate draft ESSP 2022 – 2034;
  • Revision of the draft ESSP 2022 – 2034 for submission to independent assessment;
  • Finalisation of the ESSP 2022 – 2034, incorporating comments from independent evaluator.

Main staff provided:

  • Team leader (49 w/d);
  • Financial expert (35 w/d);
  • Education Experts (2) (62 w/d).

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