Educational Assessment and Implementation Plan Development
education in Yemen faces serious difficulties, including inadequate
school buildings, low qualification of teachers, shortage of
teaching and learning materials, and weak community involvement
and regional shortages of teachers, especially in rural areas.
USAID program in the education sector is focused on improving
basic education, especially for women
and girls in the five
remote and underserved governorates targeted by USAID. The
program has three categories: (1) enhanced access to quality
primary education in the public sector; (2) increased literacy
and numeracy opportunities at the community level; and, (3)
improved public sector environment for education.
In 2004 BEPS
was tasked with assessing and developing an implementation
plan of activities under
category 3 above: improved public
sector environment for education with a particular focus on
how USAID can support the Ministry of Education in its effort
to decentralize and strengthen education administration, management,
finance, and planning at the governorate and district levels.
As USAID/Yemen’s education program will focus on much
needed improvements in education in schools and outreach to
out-of-school children and illiterate adults, programming under
category 3 will be limited and, therefore, highly targeted.
Work and programs are to be consistent with USAID’s Development
Principles, be developed for the defined target area of USAID’s
five governorates, and will include increased capacity of the
Ministry of Education to plan and meet the education needs
in these localities.
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