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The International Institute for Educational Planning

The International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) is an international centre for advanced training and research in the field of educational planning. It was established by UNESCO in 1963 and is financed by UNESCO and by voluntary contributions from Member States. In recent years the following Member States have provided voluntary contributions to the Institute: Denmark, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Venezuela.

The Institute’s aim is to contribute to the development of education throughout the world, by expanding both knowledge and the supply of competent professionals in the field of educational planning. In this endeavour the Institute co-operates with interested training and research organizations in Member States. The Governing Board of the IIEP, which approves the Institute’s programme and budget, consists of a maximum of eight elected members and four members designated by the United Nations Organization and certain of its specialized agencies and institutes.


Lennart Wohlgemuth (Sweden) Director, The Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala, Sweden.

Designated Members:

David de Ferranti Director, Human Development Department (HDD), The World Bank. Washington, USA.

Carlos Fortin Deputy to the Secretary-General, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Geneva, Switzerland.

Awaiting designation of the representative of the World Health Organisation, Geneva, Switzerland.

Harka Gurung Director, Asian and Pacific Development Centre (APDC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Elected Members:

Dato’Asiah bt. Abu Samah (Malaysia) Corporate Advisor, Lang Education, Land and General Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Klaus Hüfner (Germany) Professor, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Faïza Kefi (Tunisia) President, National Union of Tunisian Women, Tunis, Tunisia.

Tamas Kozma (Hungary) Director-General, Hungarian Institute for Educational Research, Budapest, Hungary.

Teboho Moja (South Africa) Project Director, Comparative Study of Private and Public Higher Education, New York University, USA.

Yolanda M. Rojas (Costa Rica) Professor, University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.

Michel Vernières (France) Professor, University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France.

Inquiries about the Institute should be addressed to:

The Office of the Director, International Institute for Educational Planning, 7-9 rue Eugene-Delacroix, 75116 Paris, France.