Annotated Bibliography for G2G Lessons Learned and Good Practices
Government-Government (G2G) Education Toolkit
These resources comprise the in-depth research and analysis from which the Education G2G Lessons Learned and Good Practices have been synthesized. They provide a rich set of conceptual and operational tools to further understanding of the relative merits of different types of aid delivery in a government-to-government relationship.
This document is an overview of eight European country aid programs which used Sector Wide Approaches to Programs (SWAPs). The document provides a synthesis of information about the individual country SWAPs experiences collected from multiple Joint Learning Events. The authors find that although exceptions exist, sector policies tend to be overly ambitious when reviewed against past sector performance, available capacity and available resources. They also assert that demand-driven domestic accountability must be integrated into any SWAP. The authors therefore suggest the use of a more consultative process which focuses on what SWAP partners can realistically achieve in a given context and what capacity can be developed. Building trust amongst participating actors for strategic incremental change is essential.
Under the leadership of the Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment’s (E3) Education Office, the G2G Education Toolkit has been developed to provide this support. The Toolkit includes a literature review; an analysis of lessons learned and best practice; an analytic framework and roadmap; operational tools; and case studies. Additionally, sample G2G operational documents from Missions currently undertaking government-to-government activities will be available to guide field staff.