Decentralization in education: overcoming challenges and achieving success: the Ugandan experience

English, French
IIEP research brief
4 p.

Online version

About the publication

This research brief presents the key findings of field research conducted in Uganda on one actor – the District Education Department (DED) – and one policy – school grants. The objective was to identify the main challenges faced by local-level actors in the implementation of decentralization policies, and to learn from good practices. This research was coordinated by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) and implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) in Uganda, the Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR), and UNICEF. The research was mainly qualitative, with interviews being carried out with a wide range of actors at the local level (DEDs, schools).