LAO PEOPLE’S DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC

NATIONAL ROUND TABLE PROCESS

Education

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Children at school in Luangprabang. Photo: UNICEF Lao PDR

The Ministry of Education and Sport Chairs the Education Sector Working Group. Australia and the European Union are Co-Chairs. 

At the policy level, the major focus throughout 2015 was on developing the Education Sector Development Plan (ESDP) 2016-20 and updating the Education Law.The ESDP 2016-20 was based on an agreed Theory of Change, with 11 outcomes supporting the overall goal.

These outcomes are consistent with the internationally agreed fourth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) which focuses on education quality improvements. A comprehensive financing plan to cost the ESDP 2016-20 was also developed. 

Read more in the Education Sector Working Group 2015 Progress Report

Pre-consultation of the Education Sector Working Group 

Ms Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun ( centre ) co-chairs a meeting with Mr John Williams and Mr Michel Goffin. Photo: Vientiane Times

Ms Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun ( centre ) co-chairs a meeting with Mr John Williams and Mr Michel Goffin. Photo: Vientiane Times

Senior education officials and development partners gathered in Vientiane this morning for a meeting of the Education Sector Working Group (ESWG) to endorse the sub-sector plan of the education sector development plan for 2016-20 before submission to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Another key objective of the meeting was to approve the Working Group’s joint statement before sharing it with other delegates at the High Level Round Table meeting to be held later this month.

Read the full report in the Vientiane Times 

Sub Sector Working Groups

The Education Sector Working Group has four Sub-Sector Working Groups:

  • Basic Education

Chair – Director General, Department of Primary and Pre-Primary Education (Ministry of Education and Sport). Co-Chairs – UNICEF and Save the Children International Laos.

  • Post-Basic Education

Chair – Director General of the Department of Higher Education (Ministry of Education and Sport).Co-Chairs – GIZ and the Asian Development Bank. 

  • Education Management, Administration and Performance Assessment

Chair – Director General of Department of Inspection (Ministry of Education and Sport). Co-Chairs – EU and JICA

  • Education Research and Analysis

Chair – Deputy Director General of Department of Planning. Co-Chair – World Bank