Project Case Study
Accelerating improvements in the quality of education in Ethiopia
Developing a delivery approach for the Federal Ministry of Education to improve the quality of education
This project developed a delivery proposal to support the Ethiopian Minister of Education and the Federal Ministry of Education (FMOE) to assess whether, and how a delivery-based approach could accelerate improvements in the quality of education.
Adam Smith International (ASI), with funding from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), used Ethiopia’s Education Sector Development Plan V to identify components of the plan for the Ministry to prioritise as well as deliver more rapidly.
We conducted a comprehensive consultation with stakeholders in the education sector, from ministerial to school level, to evaluate issues impacting the quality of educational delivery, performance barriers, and potential solutions.
Our approach rested on:
- Refining the existing sector quality priorities and targets;
- Analysing the system’s capacity to deliver its reform priorities; and
- Developing proposals to build and adapt existing sector processes, such as data systems, monitoring arrangements and tracking tools.
Working directly with the ministerial team, we helped the government agree the key priorities and targets for education in Ethiopia across the next four years. Through the consultation process with the Ministry’s top leadership, Regional Education Bureaus, zonal and woreda education officers, as well as school principals and teachers, the team also built a detailed picture of the sector’s capacity to deliver.
This research formed the basis of the delivery roadmap and detailed proposal for the establishment of a delivery system across the general and higher education sectors that the Minister and his team endorsed.