Knowledge and Resources

This is a compilation of Knowledge and Resources in the ADEA Network. The sharing of Knowledge is an important strategic objective of the ADEA. The social capital of all of stakeholders in Education in Africa is developed through exchange of information and the sharing of knowledge within and outside the ADEA network. This section provides a wide range of articles, books, and documents that relate to the development of education and training produced and published in the ADEA network.


This series of books highlights promising experiences that are taking place on the African continent. The case studies are generally carried out by teams within African Ministries of Education and concern a wide variety of subjects: experiences related to access, equity, relevance and effective management and use of resources; strategies to scale up and sustain effective policies and practices; promising initiatives to fight HIV/AIDS and to improve the quality of education.

ADEA Strategic Medium-Term Plan 2013-2017

Financial support for this publication is provided from ADEA core funds to which the following organizations contribute: African Development Bank (AfDB); The World Bank; European Commission; United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); United Nations International Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Federal Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Department of Development Cooperation, Austria; Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland; Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Department of International Cooperation and Development, France; German Cooperation; Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA); Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Switzerland; Department for International Development (DFID), United Kingdom; United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Published by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA).

ADEA's Triennale (formerly Biennale, see Box 1 below) Meetings are the high point of the activities and life of the Association. The main objective of the meetings is to encourage and sustain frank and open discussions between African ministers of education, development agencies, NGOs, CSOs and education professionals and researchers. These discussions are vital for ADEA as they help to guide the Association's future actions, dialogue being one of the keys towards sowing the seeds for better understanding and progress.  Each meeting focuses on a theme of main concern for the development of education in Africa. ADEA publishes the proceedings of the meetings and compiles, in a separate volume, the papers and studies that were presented and discussed. 

UNESCO has just published the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2013/4 entitled Teaching and Learning: Achieving quality for all. This Report is an independent publication commissioned by UNESCO on behalf of the international community. It is the product of a collaborative effort involving members of the Report Team and many other people, agencies, institutions and governments...

COMEDAF V reporting – Harare staff undertake training on report writing (January-March)

As part of the preparation for the production of continental and regional economic community reports on education for the meeting of the Conference of Ministers of Education of the African Union (COMEDAF V) set for April 2012, the working group’s Harare team, comprising four professional staff members and four interns, have participated in one-day English writing workshops every month since January. The long term objective is to provide a quantum shift in the understanding of staff on how to produce clear and concise policy reports.

Archives 2013


  • Regional Capacity Building Strategy for EMIS for the East African Community (EAC)
    An EMIS capacity building strategy report has been produced on behalf of the East Africa Community (EAC) by a restricted technical committee made up of EMIS experts from the EAC Partner States and a team from the ADEA Working Group on Education Management and Policy Support. The report mainly focuses on establishing effective mechanisms and strategies to promote EMIS development in the region.

​Policy Briefs

Africa's education systems aren't just full of problems and failures. There are also valuable experiences worth learning from and sharing. Since 1998, ADEA has initiated the Prospective, Stock-Taking Review of Education in Africa, an ongoing process that engages Ministries of Education across Africa to look back, assess, and analyze what has worked in their countries. This exercise has produced a rich stock of experiences, taken from the work of 25 country teams and five ADEA Working Groups, that will help countries build on past and present accomplishments.

The synthesis document of the Prospective, Stock-Taking Review and the following reports, classified by country and Working Group are now available online.  

Established since 1994, the Intra-African Exchange Program (IAEP) was designed to help African ministries of education use existing regional capacities in order to learn from each other’s innovations and solutions to common educational challenges. For African education professionals, IAEP can be a precious source of expertise.

How IAEP works

The program sponsors:

• Study visits and exchanges of educational personnel between African countries, thereby enabling experience to be shared among them.

• Missions by senior African educational professionals to provide advice and technical assistance.

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