Foundations of Education Sector Planning: Shape the future of your education system


A group of IIEP trainees.
6 September 2023 to 27 February 2024
Application deadline: 
5 September 2023
USD 4,000

Who is this programme intended for?

  • Educational planners and managers involved in policy formulation and implementation;
  • Officials from education ministries and professionals from other governmental bodies in charge of education matters;
  • Professionals working for NGOs and national or international agencies contributing to education planning.

What are the main programme contents and skills acquired?

Participants in the Foundations of Education Sector Planning programme gain competencies in the conception of strategic planning, its aim and implications as well as the use of education statistics to address key issues relating to equity, quality and governance. More specifically, upon completion of the programme, they are expected to be able to:

  • Outline the situational planning approach and its key features;
  • Conduct statistical analysis for education sector planning;
  • Select, analyse and present relevant information for planning;
  • Evaluate the relevance and feasibility of alternative strategies to reach objectives;
  • Moderate dialogue and consultation with stakeholders.

How do participants learn?

Conducted fully online, the programme relies on an interactive and practice-oriented learning approach. Throughout the programme, participants are asked to prepare practical exercises that will allow them to directly apply the skills acquired.

The training is based on:

  • Videos, interactive presentations, and learning materials, including participation in online discussions, and completion of individual quizzes,
  • Virtual group meetings, during which participants will collectively prepare group activities based on their reflections and discussions,
  • Exchanges with international experts and participants from other countries through direct collaboration and by sharing professional experiences.


Those who successfully complete the programme will earn an IIEP Certificate of International Studies in Education Sector Planning.