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Education sector studies, Policy analysis and planning, functional analysis of Ministries of Education, capacity development and strengthening of training institutions, training engineering

Dominique Altner is a Senior Program Specialist at IIEP, member of the Technical Cooperation Unit.

Ms Altner is currently responsible for operational policy research and capacity development projects to reinforce national and regional training institutions in educational planning and management. She teaches in the IIEP Advanced Training Program for which she also coordinates the Education Plan Preparation and Implementation course. She designs and delivers professional development training at country level, with a focus on  comprehensive methodological approaches in sector analysis and planning, including simulation models, and on analysis of Ministries’ of Education management functions. 

Prior to joining IIEP, Ms Altner was head of the Education Policy and Reform Unit at the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education, Bangkok (1998 – 2007). As resident expert in Cambodia (1995-97) and task manager for many  large-scale donor-government  programs in the areas of human resource development and institutional strengthening she cooperated with all major funding agencies and with national education authorities (Ministries of Education, Planning, Finance), mainly in the Asian region but also in francophone countries in West Africa and in the Caribbean.


  • Master of Science in Social Policy and Administration, London School of Economics, 1994
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Microeconomics, London School of Economics, U.K., 1993
  • Master of Arts in Political Sciences, and PhD candidate, University of Hannover, Germany, 1989
  • Master of Arts in International Relations, University Sorbonne, Paris, France, 1986
  • Bachelor (Licence) in History, University Sorbonne, Paris, France, 1983


  • "Building Capacity in Education Sector Management", in: V. McNamara, D. Sloper, Higher Education in Cambodia. Issues in Reform, Reconstruction and Rehabilitation, UNESCO Bangkok, 1999
  • International Development Cooperation and Sector-Wide Approaches in Education, Seoul: Korean Educational Development Institute, 2000
  • Development Aid, Programmes and Projects in Education: The Identification and Preparation of Education Programmes and Projects, using the Logical Framework Approach, Paris: UNESCO/IIEP, 1998

Professional coordination:

  • Handbook for Decentralized Education Planning, UNESCO Bangkok, 2005
  • Lao PDR National Literacy Survey, UNESCO Bangkok, 2004
  • Policy Options for Student Loan Schemes. Lessons learnt from five Asian case studies. A. Zidermann, UNESCO Bangkok, 2004
  • Directory of National Institutions for Education Statistics and Management Information in Asia and the Pacific, UNESCO Bangkok, 2002
  • Directory of Scholarships and Grants for Students and Researchers in Asia and the Pacific, UNESCO Bangkok, 2001
  • EFA Planning Guide for Southeast and East Asia, UNESCO Bangkok, 2001