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Project ID:00075690Description:PNG W1: 2.2 Education
PNG UN Country Fund
Start Date *: 1 Jul 2010
Foundations for human developm
End Date*: 31 Dec 2012
Country: Papua New Guinea Project Status: Financially Closed
  Participating Organization:   UNICEF - United Nations Children's Fund

Window 1 : Foundations for human development


UNCP Outcome 2: By 2012, children, youth,women and men benefit from basic quality health, education and protection.


2.2 Education

Intermediate Outcome 2: By 2012, DoE will have established mechanisms and strategies in place to achieve Universal Primary Education (UPE) and gender equity in elementary and primary education at the national, provincial and school levels, in partnership with other Government institutions, provinces, churches and development partners.

UN comparative advantage

UNICEF has been the major UN contributor to education in Papua New Guinea, through the establishment of child-friendly schools, advocacy in support of girls’ education. At the same time, UNESCO has a global education mandate and potential access to resources, particularly for primary education and literacy, under its Education for All (EFA) initiative.


Proposed UN System Results

The UN system, particularly UNICEF and UNESCO, will give priority to supporting national efforts to attain MDG 2 (Achieving Universal Primary Education). UNFPA will support inclusion of population education in the curriculum and the preparation of appropriate teaching modules. UNCP’s education outcomes are designed to contribute to strengthen the national response to achieve UPE, with specific results as follows, (i) DoE’s capacity to achieve UPE strengthened with the establishment of a UPE task force and UPE strategic plan; (ii) DoE’s capacity to manage donor support enhanced through assisting the SWAp; (iii) DoE’s capacity to monitor and evaluate progress in achieving UPE enhanced through improving information system; and (iv) Government capacity to address early childhood care and development (ECCD) strengthened with National Policy and Strategy Plan endorsed and in operation. The first outcome is to strengthen the Government’s capacity to set the direction and to develop and operationalize a strategic plan to achieve UPE. The second Intermediate outcome is to strengthen the DoE’s capacity to enhance donor coordination, by supporting the SWAp and providing the DoE with some mechanism to enhance management of donor contribution. The third outcome is to support the DoE’s plan to develop an information communications technology system to support the management of educational programs. The current support provided by UNICEF to conduct National Enrollment Rate survey will be incorporated in the system. The fourth and last outcome is to assist the various agencies to come together to work for young children, so that they will be healthy and ready to learn at the age of school entry. UNESCO proposes to assist in the areas of: primary education monitoring; improving the quality of teachers and inclusive development, with particular attention to girls, children living in rural and remote areas; and linguistic diversity to complement the Child Friendly Schools initiative and the UN Girls Education Initiative.


UNICEF and UNESCO will support the DoE in close collaboration with AusAID, NZ AID, and the EU.

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