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The Global Partnership for Education at CIES 2019

Convening under the theme “Education and Sustainability”, this year’s CIES Annual Conference will be held in San Francisco from April 14 to 18. In addition to participating in several panel discussions, GPE will also present its technical and country-level work.

Below is a compilation of panels convened by the Global Partnership for Education at this year’s conference. Please check the program to confirm timings and locations, as these may change, and to see panelists.


How to generate and use knowledge and evidence for education policy reform: Perspectives on the potential of GPE’s new financing mechanisms
8:00 to 9:30 am, Hyatt Regency, Pacific Concourse (Level -1), Pacific N

GPE will describe the goals and architecture of two new GPE funding mechanisms – the Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) and the Advocacy and Social Accountability (ASA). The session will explain why these were created and how they work.

This session will also discuss the development of the Analysis of National Learning Assessment Systems (ANLAS) tool, which is being developed under GPE’s Assessment for Learning (A4L) pilot work under KIX.  A representative of the Ethiopia national ANLAS team will present on the country’s experience in piloting this tool.

Lastly, The People Action for Learning network (PAL network) will present on the impact of citizen-led learning assessments in generating important evidence about children’s education outcomes, while shaping the policy dialogue on quality education.

Strengthening early childhood education planning: Introducing a new MOOC for ECE stakeholders
1:30 to 3:00 pm, Hyatt Regency, Street (Level 0), Regency B

A new massive open online course (MOOC), launching in September 2019, aims to highlight some of the core issues and evidence affecting early childhood education provision. It will demonstrate how ministries of education and their partners can support strengthening the ECE sub-sector by ensuring that it is a core component of the general sector planning process. It is the hope that through this course, ministry officials and their partners who are less familiar with ECE and its integration into the plan preparation process will gain insights into how ECE can more effectively be integrated into policies and plans.

This MOOC differs from other MOOC’s covering ECE, as it is particularly focused on the process of planning, and how ECE can be integrated into the regular planning process.