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Assessing the Education Sector in Somalia
October 2002 – January 2002

Africa MapUSAID was interested in supporting the stability and further development of Somalia, and so it laid out a three-phase strategy to support and complement the USAID education program in Somalia.

BEPS was first asked to conduct a comprehensive education sector assessment. This assessment examined all aspects of the education system from primary to tertiary levels, with special attention to the Northwest Zone of Somalia, called Somaliland. The sector assessment highlighted the following areas where USAID assistance could make an impact: expanding nonformal education to children in sparsely populated areas and children who were deprived of education during conflict; enhancing Qu’ranic schools’ ability to provide basic education; assisting more females to enter the teaching profession; utilizing information and communication technologies, with a focus on English language teaching; building the capacity of community education committees; and enhance the planning and management capacity of educational leaders.

The next two phases included USAID’s design of an education program strategy, then the implementation of a project on the ground by BEPS.


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USAID: From the American People
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