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Technical Workshop: National EFA 2015 Reviews in Asia-Pacific, 20-22 November 2013, Bangkok, Thailand


National education statisticians and education policy analysts from Member States in Asia-Pacific and EFA partners in the region will participate at the regional Technical Workshop: National EFA 2015 Reviews in Asia-Pacific from 20-22 November 2013 in Bangkok, Thailand. The technical workshop is organized by UNESCO Bangkok, UNICEF, the Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI) and the Korean National Commission for UNESCO (KNCU).

As a follow up to the 13th Regional Meeting of National EFA Coordinators held in February 2013, this technical workshop will serve as a venue for countries to further discuss and fine-tune requirements in terms of the content, methodology of the national EFA 2015 review and reporting format, and the fundamentals of which are suggested in the circulated Guidelines. The workshop will also discuss disaggregated data analysis and indicator reporting for an in-depth understanding of disparity in education.

The overarching goal of the workshop is to enhance country capacity to undertake systematic reviews of national EFA progress with the aim to develop policy options for acceleration of EFA and provide inputs for national and international debates on the post-2015 education agenda.  

The workshop aims to:

Provide an opportunity for country teams to share and learn from each other about processes currently in place and plans made for carrying out the National EFA 2015 Review.

Introduce practical methods and processes for carrying out quantitative and qualitative assessment of national EFA progress and strategies and identifying key elements that should be considered in the post-2015 education agenda, and discuss planned indicator reporting and disaggregated trend analysis.

Share and seek feedback on the proposed format and content of the national and regional EFA reports.

While the National EFA 2015 Review will be government-led, it should be undertaken in a participatory manner with involvement of NGOs, CSOs and other relevant stakeholders. The development partners are encouraged to cooperate and support in this review process where appropriate. In Asia-Pacific, countries are expected to submit to UNESCO Bangkok their national EFA reports by April 2014, which will be synthesized in the form of a regional EFA review report. 

For more information, please contact Min Bista [m.bista(at)] or Malisa Santigul [m.santigul(at)].

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