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Understanding EFA within a political economy perspective

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As the 2015 EFA deadline approaches, there is a growing debate on the metrics for measuring progress. One major concern being expressed about the EFA goals and which has been under less scrutiny is the differences in the institutional infrastructures supporting the implementation of the goals. Institutional capacity and ownership have serious implications for the attainment of the EFA goals especially as we consider what needs to change beyond 2015; and also for sustainability of quality education. The global community cannot simply accept high level government participation in international fora as a proxy for demonstrated political will to be followed through with administrative, technical and financial support. Nor should we believe that closing the financing gap is the most needed action to address the EFA challenges. The lagging progress in the EFA goals is as a result of multiple factors amongst them weak government institutions, disengaged and apathetic education work force that may see the EFA as a Western effort with little personal reward. As the global community explores effective means of attaining the EFA goals, it is important to understand the broader political and economic circumstances in which government institutions see it in their interests to promote it; and how effectively have they translate EFA policies into action for the lower tiers of governance. This presentation will spotlight the critical issues related to EFA using a political economy perspective and the need for increased investments in institutional infrastructure.

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EFA, metrics, measurement, capacity, ownership
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Akukwe, Grace. "Understanding EFA within a political economy perspective" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference, Sheraton Centre Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, <Not Available>. 2014-12-10 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p717146_index.html>

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Akukwe, G. "Understanding EFA within a political economy perspective" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society Annual Conference, Sheraton Centre Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-12-10 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p717146_index.html

Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: As the 2015 EFA deadline approaches, there is a growing debate on the metrics for measuring progress. One major concern being expressed about the EFA goals and which has been under less scrutiny is the differences in the institutional infrastructures supporting the implementation of the goals. Institutional capacity and ownership have serious implications for the attainment of the EFA goals especially as we consider what needs to change beyond 2015; and also for sustainability of quality education. The global community cannot simply accept high level government participation in international fora as a proxy for demonstrated political will to be followed through with administrative, technical and financial support. Nor should we believe that closing the financing gap is the most needed action to address the EFA challenges. The lagging progress in the EFA goals is as a result of multiple factors amongst them weak government institutions, disengaged and apathetic education work force that may see the EFA as a Western effort with little personal reward. As the global community explores effective means of attaining the EFA goals, it is important to understand the broader political and economic circumstances in which government institutions see it in their interests to promote it; and how effectively have they translate EFA policies into action for the lower tiers of governance. This presentation will spotlight the critical issues related to EFA using a political economy perspective and the need for increased investments in institutional infrastructure.


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