Pakistan Education Sector Reform Assistance (ESRA) Program

The ESRA program supported efforts to achieve significant and sustainable improvements in Pakistan's education sector in four areas: (1) policy and planning; (2) professional development for educators and administrators; (3) literacy; and (4) public-private-community partnerships. EDC's work focused on an initiative called ESRA Plus, implemented in close collaboration with the Federal Directorate of Education in the Islamabad Capital Territory. ESRA Plus was designed on a "whole school improvement" model and used information and communication technologies (ICTs) to: increase participation, awareness, and ownership on the part of all stakeholders; enhance the efficiency of educational administration; improve the classroom environment to positively impact enrolment and retention; and build community and parental support for local schools.


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American Institutes for Research (AIR)
The Asia Foundation
Eastern Washington University
International Reading Association
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