Adam Smith International (ASI)

Project Brief

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Sector Programme (KESP) Technical Assistance (TA) team’s mission is to work at provincial, sub-provincial and school levels to provide comprehensive, flexible and high quality technical support to the Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the delivery of its strategy and priorities for transforming education service delivery. The TA constitutes a component of the wider DFID and DFAT-funded KESP programme which also includes Sector Budget Support and an infrastructure component.

A new Education Sector Plan (ESP) for the period 2015-2020 has recently been launched, with an accompanying Joint Review Framework (JRF) and describes the KP Government’s comprehensive and ambitious strategy for the development of the elementary and secondary school sector in the Province. It details ten priorities: (i) redeveloping the approach to training and selecting new teachers; (ii) developing a consolidated, needs based, high quality approach to CPD; (iii) redeveloping teaching cadre employment rules; (iv) establishing a sustainable approach to provision of facilities; (v) launching new benefits aimed at children most at risk of educational deprivation; (vi) scaling up partnerships with the private sector; (vii) launching a draw down fund for use in emergency situations; (viii) testing and updating of population data; (ix) developing of district officials’ management skills; and (x) pegging the education budget to inflation.