Cost modelling of the Lebanese public education system to support national flagship programme completed

Costs of student enrolment have been mapped by Triangle and Oxford Policy Management across factors such as nationality, staff, capacity and physical infrastructure as part of an effort to understand funding needs and support the Reaching All Children with Education in Lebanon (REACH) programme. 

May 15, 2016

BEIRUT (Triangle News) —Triangle has completed a review of costing, financing and funding modalities to support the Reaching All Children with Education in Lebanon (REACH) programme. The review was commissioned by the United Kingdom-based international development consultancy Oxford Policy Management as part of their work with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).

The project involved an analysis of current funding structures in the Lebanese public education sector, including spending modalities as well as an assessment of projected funding requirements, options and ideas for sustainable service delivery across the education system. The project also plotted costing models across key service delivery strands for first and second shift public schools, non-formal education and accelerated learning programmes.

“Donor’s such as DFID need detailed analysis in order to understand how they can allocate resources toward public education in Lebanon, accommodate the enormous influx of Syrian refugees as well as provide for Lebanese students,” said Nizar Ghanem, Director of Research at Triangle and Team Leader on the project. “Now that this clarity has been provided, both the government and funding agencies need to work to improve the cost structures within the Lebanese education system so that efficiency can drive capacity and reform of pedagogy, both of which are urgently needed to respond to the current crisis.”

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