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close this bookWorld Conference on Education for All: Meeting Basic Learning Needs - Final Report (UNICEF - UNDP - UNESCO - WB - WCEFA, 1990, 129 p.)
close this folderAppendices
close this folder2. Framework for Action
close this folderPrinciples of Action
close this folder1. Priority Action at National Level
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View the document1.1 Assessing Needs and Planning Action
View the document1.2 Developing a Supportive Policy Environment
View the document1.3 Designing Policies to Improve Basic Education
View the document1.4 Improving Managerial, Analytical and Technological Capacities
View the document1.5 Mobilizing Information and Communication Channels
View the document1.6 Building Partnerships and Mobilizing Resource's

1.2 Developing a Supportive Policy Environment

18. A multisectoral plan of action implies adjustments to sectoral policies so that sectors interact in a mutually supportive and beneficial manner in line with the country's overall development goals. Action to meet basic learning needs should be an integral part of a country's national and subnational development strategies, which should reflect the priority given to human development. Legislative and other measures may be needed to promote and facilitate cooperation among the various partners involved. Advocacy and public information about basic education are important in creating a supportive policy environment at national, subnational and local levels.

19. Four specific steps that merit attention are: (i) initiation of national and subnational level activities to create a broad, public recommitment to the goal of education for all; (ii) reduction of inefficiency in the public sector and exploitative practices in the private sector; (iii) provision of improved training for public administrators and of incentives to retain qualified women and men in public service; and (iv) provision of measures to encourage wider participation in the design and implementation of basic education programmes.