Primary Education; Teaching and Learning; Curriculum & Instruction; Secondary Education; Health Monitoring & Evaluation
Summary: The transformation of education is one of the eight pillars of the action plan for Madagascar for the period 2007-11, the new country's development strategy. In accordance with this orientation, the Government announced a restructuring of most of the education system, and finalized a plan for reform of basic education, covering the seven years of primary education and three years of college. The Government is currently preparing a strategy for post-basic education. This report is intended primarily to contribute to the development reforms of post-basic education. In particular, it identifies and gives priority to: i) the need to change the structure, content and services of the Malagasy system of post-basic education and training, and ii) the principal reforms in the financing, governance and management of the sub-sector to accompany changes in the structure, contents and benefits system of post-basic education. The Madagascar Action Plan has set an ambitious development strategy, focusing on promotion of investment in sectors with strong growth and regional development. If successful, it will fundamentally change the demand for skills. Since 2005, foreign direct investment grew rapidly. If the system of post-basic education does not fit the new demand for skills and other services, it could hamper the ability of Madagascar to reach the Madagascar Action Plan targets.
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