Education Capacity Building

As education systems must increasingly respond to new societal, economic and individual needs, education policies and reforms must be sucessfully implemented. Ensuring that local stakeholders such as policy makers, school leaders, teachers and parents have sufficient capacity to meet this challenge is key to the successful implementation of education policy reform. Capacity building strives to find better and more efficient ways for different actors to access and use knowledge in local educational contexts in order to achieve desired outcomes and it takes place on two dimensions: vertically, through interventions from other levels (for example, from central government to local or vice versa) and horizontally which involves sharing experiences and knowledge of efficient ways of implementing policies into practice and also sharing outcomes of the implementation between different stakeholders at the same level.