Partnering with IIEP

To carry out its mission, IIEP is very grateful to rely on strong and long-standing partnerships with a core group of donor countries. Made on a voluntary basis, their generous contributions represent around one-third of the total budget each year and are considered as part of the regular budget of the Institute together with the UNESCO allocation, which represents 10% of the budget.


Three reasons to support IIEP


1. Strategical positioning

IIEP’s is clearly positioned in its areas of expertise as a global public good provider. Capable, flexible, and service-oriented, IIEP is driven by achieving sustainable results for its partners and beneficiaries.

Influencing country-level practice

  • 95% of Heads of Planning Units affirm that IIEP training programmes are effective in helping people perform their jobs better.
  • 85% of them find that IIEP’s training is effective in improving organizational performance.
  • 95% of stakeholders involved in IIEP’s say research is highly relevant. National partners appreciate how IIEP listens to them and prioritizes country ownership.

2. IEP research triggers change. Decision - makers and implementers of specific policy issues:

  • become generally better aware of issues;
  • have a stronger evidence base for decision;
  • see the value added of applied research.

3. Delivering on development goals

EFA and MDGs are at the heart of IIEP’s current programmes. Future programmes will prioritize:

  • 95% of stakeholders involved in IIEP’s say research is highly relevant. National partners appreciate how IIEP listens to them and prioritizes country ownership.
  • developing the resilience of education systems to conflicts and disasters, as well as increasing accountability to stakeholders and beneficiaries;
  • gender equality as a central planning issue within broader equity-focused policies and programmes;
  • policy and programme options that improve learning outcomes at all planning stages.

What it takes to sustain the quality of IIEP’s results:

  • the expertise of its staff;
  • its three-pronged approach to capacity development, synergizing training, technical assistance, and research;
  • implementing programmes that prove value addition and relevance to country needs, in compliance with its mandate;
  • focus on delivery.

To  deliver sustainable results, IIEP needs a sufficient level of predictable, untied funding.


Main partners

IIEP has also developed partnerships with local, regional, and international institutions to carry out projects and programmes worldwide. These contracts with other UN entities, intergovernmental organizations, civil society organizations, or the private sector and foundations, today represent 45 % of IIEP’s total budget and are considered as extra-budgetary funding.


UN system (multilateral agencies)


Intergovernmental institutions


Civil society organizations and global partnerships


Private sector and foundations


Our current donors