Glossary Term

Education sector planning

The process through which the education sector plan is prepared. The planning process consists of a sequence of phases, including: 1) finding the facts, i.e. finding out how the sector functions today, by undertaking a sector analysis or more limited situation analysis; 2) mapping the future, i.e. setting policy goals, formulating strategic objectives and targets, assessing resource requirements and resource availability, setting priorities, and designing implementation strategies; 3) drawing up of outline implementation plans.