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Major Strategies

The main goal of APEID is to facilitate educational improvements through the propagation of innovative ideas, policies and practices. As a  regional programme, APEID designs and adapts  its programmes  to operate  in harmony with the regional strategies of UNESCO Headquarters and field offices, as well as the developmental goals of Member States.

To  fulfil UNESCO's  five main  functions -  laboratory of  ideas, standard-setter, capacity-builder, catalyst  for international co-operation and educational change, and clearinghouse - APEID pays particular attention to the following activities:

  • Develop high-level commitment to system-wide education policy reforms;
  • Research, develop and generate innovative education policies, processes, practices, tools and resources;
  • Provide models of institutional collaboration on education innovations;
  • Promote partnerships between the public and private sectors;
  • Network with APEID Member States, Associated Centres and network members, APEID partners, other UN agencies, regional centres and national institutions;
  • Share and disseminate information about innovations in education; and
  • Build capacity of teachers, teacher educators and policy-makers.


As a result of the priorities identified by Member States and guided by the Standing Committee and outcomes from the Experts' Consultative Meetings, APEID has identified the following strategies as key components of its Framework of Action for the 8th Programme Cycle:

  • Facilitate systemic education reforms
  • Focus on innovations in education for human and sustainable development
  • Assist in capacity-building through research, training and advisory services
  • Strengthen regional and inter-country co-operation, collaboration and partnerships
  • Mobilize resources
  • Undertake quality assessment of APEID activities