About IIEP

An integrated approach to capacity development responding to local priorities

The International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) supports governments in planning and managing their education systems so that they can achieve their national objectives as well as the internationally agreed development goals. The main programmatic issues the Institute is currently focusing on are: gender equality; quality of education; education financing, governance, and management; and education in crisis and conflict – with an overall geographic focus on Africa.

IIEP develops sustainable educational capacity:

  • through TRAINING of education professionals – including through our Advanced Training Programme in educational planning (Paris) and Regional Training Course (Buenos Aires). We also offer short-term intensive courses, through face-to-face, blended, or distance training, as well as tailored on-site training.
  • through TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE to ministries of education and institutions in such a way as to allow countries to make the most of their own expertise and minimize reliance on external organizations. The Institute is currently working with a number of countries worldwide, including Afghanistan, Angola, Ethiopia, Haiti, Mexico, Paraguay, and Northern and Southern Sudan.
  • through evidence-based RESEARCH that allows us to anticipate the development of educations systems and propose future-oriented and innovative solutions on educational issues including equity, access and quality, costs and financing, governance and management, and education in emergencies.
  • by SHARING KNOWLEDGE with all actors in the education community. IIEP publishes a number of books and other documents each year aimed at planners, decision-makers, researchers, and development organizations. In addition, our website offers: free downloads of more than 1,500 books, manuals, and policy briefs; Planipolis, a portal of 190 countries’ education plans and policies; a Clearinghouse on HIV and AIDS in education; thematic portals on ethics and corruption, capacity development, decentralization; and many other resources.

IIEP builds its activities on synergies with local and international partners, and participates in various networks worldwide, including ANTRIEP, INEE, IWGE, SACMEQ, and Redetis.

IIEP Headquarters in  France, Paris – Office in Argentine, Buenos Aires