Systems Strengthening

For education programs to be effective, they must address a range of country-specific policy, technical, and institutional issues and social constraints.

A deep understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of local and national education systems, institutions, and workforce demands is needed to inform realistic, sustainable, and evidence-based approaches tailored to each country context. Even the strongest evidence-based programming will not be sustainable if the policy environment is not supportive and the institutional capacity of private and public partners is weak. Learning will not support poverty-reducing economic growth if education programming does not align with market needs. And local public and private resources must be able to sustainably finance education programs after U.S. Government programs end.