As the only specialised organisation with the mandate to support educational policy, planning and management, the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) plays a unique role within the United Nations system.
It was established in 1963 as an integral part of UNESCO. The Institute is fully aligned with the objectives of the organisation and contributes to its education planning. It supports governments in planning and managing their education systems so that they can achieve their national objectives as well as internationally agreed development goals. It develops the capacities of education actors through its programmes of training, technical assistance, policy research and knowledge sharing.
IIEP’s vision is rooted in the understanding that education is a basic human right. No child, youth or adult should be excluded from learning opportunities that will allow him or her to live decently, access and exercise their rights, and engage in civic life. IIEP is particularly concerned with expanding quality education to provide equitable and relevant learning opportunities to all. Therefore, IIEP envisages a world in which all children and youth benefit from quality learning opportunities for sustainable development and peace.
With more than 50 years of experience of developing capacity to design and implement education policies and plans that fit countries' needs and conditions, IIEP will continue to play a unique role on the international stage, assisting countries with challenges yet to come