Reform of Educational Systems in Central Asia

Project Overview

Project Title Reform of Educational Systems in Central Asia
Project Number
Country Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Turkmenistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End January 1, 2009–December 31, 2016
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding BMZ
Project Budget(EUR)
Implementing Organization / Consortium

Education ministries

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Holger Ehlers, Email:


Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The programme supports dialogue between the Central Asian countries on education and is helping to enhance the development of school education in Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan through specific projects. Regular meetings between representatives of the education ministries and the realisation of a common Central Asian education study are designed to strengthen cooperation throughout the region and assist the reform processes in the individual countries.

Project Objectives

The quality of school education provided in Central Asia is improved. Teaching meets modern didactic and methodological requirements and pupils are being well equipped for further education and pursuing a career.

Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Examination, certification and accreditation, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects

The programme advises its partners in Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan to develop and implement strategies to disseminate methodological and didactic innovations that have been piloted in recent years.

These include qualifying multipliers, quality assurance measures for teacher training and establishing and consolidating networks between the relevant key players at schools and teacher training institutions. Technology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths as well as primary education are in focus.

Project Results

Teacher training courses have improved the professional, methodological and didactic skills of around 2,000 teachers from general schools and lecturers from pedagogical colleges.

The education ministries have integrated the teacher training modules into their national training programmes and used them to further develop their pre-service teacher training.

The ‘’ website, which was supported in its infancy by the programme, is maintained by partners and provides a platform for teachers in Kyrgyzstan to exchange information.

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