Fostering and Monitoring of the Education Reforms in Kyrgyzstan

Project Overview

Project Title Fostering and Monitoring of the Education Reforms in Kyrgyzstan
Project Number Not Assigned
Country Kyrgyzstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 0 - 500 000
Project Start – Project End January 1, 2015–June 30, 2017
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 500.000
Implementing Organization / Consortium

• Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
• BIOM Youth Ecological Movement

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Not Assigned

Beneficiary Not Assigned

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

In relation to problems associated with development of education, there is particular need for activities of the Public Council (PC), which can be summarized as follows: due to lack of potential and officially recognized authority, relevant public representatives do not follow the agenda of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic (MES) on reforming the education sector.

The project is aimed at improving the potential of the PC of MES and making it possible to exchange of views with civil society within the given structure. It shall enable to resolve issues on assuring of quality of reforms in the field of education, to improve accountability of the Kyrgyz Republic Government to civil society and to strengthen the “public voice” in decision-making at the political level. Attention in the project will be given to involvement of civil society in policy development, decision-making and their implementation through creation of structured co-operation and consultation mechanisms. Thus, transparency of the education system reforming process will be improved.

The project’s objective is to contribute to an effective and democratic educational system in the Kyrgyz Republic.

Project Objectives
  • To develop strategic and operational plans for activities of the Ministry of Education and Science Public Council.
  • To prepare five analytical reviews on principal directions in the field of education development and educational reform.
  • To prepare analytical reports on key aspects of the educational reform in Kyrgyzstan.
  • To analyse teaching guides on implementation of monitoring procedures and participation of public members in educational reform.
  • To organize public hearings during which recommendations of the Public Council of the Ministry of Education and Science will be presented for discussion among education experts and members of the Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic Parliament.
  • To regularly update website where all documents and teaching materials will be published.
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects

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Activities
  • Ensuring of training on EU best practice on public monitoring and evaluation and training in education reform development and elaboration, reform monitoring and evaluation.
  • Promoting of activities on institutional setting and enhancing of Education Public Advisory Council (EPAC) under the Ministry of Education (needs assessment, suggestions to the Government).
  • Organising of round tables and seminars on visibility of EPAC, involvement of civil society actors and mass media with resolutions or memorandums on establishment of operational and productive consultation mechanism on education reform.
  • Pilot monitoring of education reforms by EPAC and civil society actors and presentation of monitoring results to the Government.
  • Ensuring of visibility of education reforms through publications, mass media articles and interviews.
  • Ensuring of visibility of EPAC activities through establishment of its website and feedback mechanisms with civil society.
Project Results
  • Civil society is trained and better enabled to monitor the implementation of educational reforms and produce relevant, appropriate and feasible recommendations for the Education Public Advisory Council in Education.
  • Interaction and co-operation among the Public Advisory Council in Education, governmental agencies and civil society/ non-state actors to inform the decision-making process on educational reforms are established and operational.
  • Public awareness on educational reforms, transparency and accountability improved.

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