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Social Accountability in Primary Education (Morocco)


Titre : Social Accountability in Primary Education (Morocco)

Pays : Maroc

Date : 2014 - 2018

Program : Education

Despite significant investments in education relative to other middle-income and developed countries, educational outcomes in Morocco remain low both in terms of the quantity and the quality of student learning. The Kingdom ranks 73rd out of 76 countries in global educational performance rankings, and dropout and failure rates remain persistently high. As of 2014, the rate of enrollment for primary school and secondary school age pupils stood at 89% and 59%, respectively.

Policy responses to social norms that discourage school attendance and deficiencies in teacher training and school curricula are driven by policy makers at the top for implementation by actors at the local level with little room for learning or exchange in between. Parents-Teacher Associations (PTAs) and School Management Boards (SMBs), expected to play a fundamental role in the management of schools, exist mostly, if at all, as formal non-operational structures. According to a 2009 study by Transparency International, 86.5% of Moroccan parents weren’t involved in their school’s PTA, and 64% didn’t know whether their school had a Management Board in place. Overall, 50.2% of parents were dissatisfied with the quality of education on offer.

According to UNESCO, the way resources are allocated, managed and applied at different levels of the education system is a strong determinant of educational outcomes. Launched in December 2014 in coordination with CARE-Maroc, the Social Accountability in Primary Education or “LEAD” project is stewarding a more efficient, transparent and accountable model for primary education reform in Greater Casablanca and Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz Regions. NEF is (1) developing a participatory evaluative tool that School Directors, teachers, parents and students can use to benchmark and track progress against planned improvements in the delivery of primary school education, and 2) building the capacity, representation and voice of 50 Parent-Teacher Associations to contribute to school management and policy-making at the local, national, and regional levels.

Porteur projet : Near East Foundation (NEF)

Primary Donors : World Bank

Near East Foundation (NEF)

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