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Pakistan Delivery Leadership Workshop

What did we do?

On 20 and 21 September 2010 two Isos Partners (Simon Rea and Simon Day) worked with the Pakistan Education Task Force to deliver a two day workshop on implementing whole system reform in the education sector in Pakistan.  The workshop in Islamabad brought together 30 leading education officials from across Pakistan, representing the provinces of Punjab, Sindh, Baluchistan, Khyber Pathtunkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

The workshop was a high-paced mix of group activities and plenary discussions, and was designed to help participants investigate the principles of implementing reform in education sectors, and take steps to improve delivery of their own provincial programmes.  Amongst a range of activities, participants built a trajectory towards their ambitious Millennium Development Goals, prioritised and mapped their key reform programmes, and benchmarked the education performance of provinces against peers as well as investigating the reasons why children dropped out of education at different ages.

What difference did we make?

The Pakistan Education Taskforce was established jointly by the Pakistan and UK Governments in October 2009.  The Task Force represents a concerted effort to bring together leaders of Pakistan’s education system with major donors and global experts.  Through their knowledge and experience of implementing public sector reform in the UK and the US, Isos were able to bring their insights into what works as well as their understanding of proven tools and methodologies.  The event was a significant success, with each of the participating provinces committing to implementing delivery plans to improve access to education for their students.

You can view the materials from the workshop, and see videos and photos of participants at…