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The current Education Development Strategy 2012-2020 (EDS 2020) of the MoES and the Medium-Term Action Plan (2018-2020) are coming to an end. To inform the development of the next sector strategy with implementation plan beyond 2020 towards SDG 4 targets, there is a need to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the education sector.
With global methodological guidelines on education sector analysis (GPE/UNESCO UIS/UNICEF/WB) and technical support of UNICEF, the MoES has prepared the first draft of the ESA report, engaging both international and local experts.
The purpose and the scope of the ESA were agreed extensively with education development partners, and the prioritization of the issues for the ESA has been done widely with the representation of about 60 key stakeholders in 2-days national consultations in (Sept 2017).
Data collection, data analysis and draft write-ups had been undertaken till Spring 2018 with a report compiled by mid-2018. At the validation of the draft ESA report (June 2018) as well as according to the feedback of additional independent reviewers, the ESA report was found to be voluminous and data rich. All the comments, feedback and recommendations to ESA collected into one document, based on which now revision and completion of the report are needed for publishing. Further analysis may be required.
To complement ESA results, National Statistical Committee is about to launch the results of MICS 6 by mid-May 2019. Kyrgyzstan has been the first country in the region to complete the MICS6 and all the data including those related to education is available for the secondary analysis.
In 2011, the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic made a bold fundamental reform of the salary structure that has had a positive impact on teachers. However, the reform has had a few glitches as well as a few systemic challenges that at times eclipsed all the accomplishments that the reform had achieved.
The Kyrgyz Republic preserves relatively high amount of public spending on education, yet efficiency of government spending in the sector remains low, and mostly used to cover wage bill, food and utility costs. In the context of increasing competition for public resources, funding efficiencies in pre-school, primary and secondary education sub-sectors becoming a more pressing need.
The MICS 6 (education) data secondary analysis, education sector analysis, sector funding efficiency analysis are expected to inform well the sector development planning efforts and to prioritize accelerating activities towards SDG 4 targets of Kyrgyzstan as well as contribute to upcoming country education support programs of development partners.
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The consultancy will be responsible for delivery of the agreed-upon outputs and will serve as the central contact person/agency during the planning and implementation of the respective activities for achievement of the objectives of this consultancy:
The main outcome is to provide the decision makers with a Comprehensive Education Sector Analysis as the helpful policy-making tool that encourages greater accountability for better and more equitable education and learning from the classroom to the policymaking, and for greater effectiveness in the use of public and external resources.
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List of changes to be introduced to the draft ESA report after reviewing the ESA methodological guidelines, draft ESA, and recommendations collected by UNICEF
Revised ESA report
Reflection with UNICEF team and a brief report about consultancy work delivered
Secondary Analysis of MICS Education data with report
Development of two policy briefs on Teacher Salaries and Education Budget Efficiencies.
Final Report on work completed and lessons learnt
Consultancy fee to be determined at a daily rate based on the financial proposal of the interested applicants. The payment will be processed in two instalments:
Lump sum for travel costs will be included to the contract in the amount that is proposed by the applicant/s in his/her/their financial proposal (with the breakdown of costs) and accepted by UNICEF based on the acceptable subsistence allowance (DSA) and economy travel rates.
UNICEF will provide the consultancy fee, mutually agreed upon daily rate for the duration of the contract. In all cases, Contractors/vendors may only be paid their fees upon satisfactory completion of services. In such cases where payment of fees is to be made in a lump sum, this may only be payable upon completion of the services to UNICEF's satisfaction and certification to that effect, and any advance on the lump sum may not exceed 30% of the fees. In such cases where payment of fees is to be made in installments, the final installment may not be less than ten per cent (10%) of the total value of the contract and will only be payable upon completion of the services to UNICEF's satisfaction and certification to that effect.
Duty station and official travel involved
This consultancy is expected to be delivered from Consultants own location. However, in case of required travel to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, travel cost is to be included as a separate line in the financial proposal.
Consultant is responsible for his/her own travel arrangements set out in the contract and must ensure they are made in line with UNICEF policy on entitlements for consultant travel, i.e. estimated daily subsistence allowance (DSA) shall not exceed the approved DSA rates and must be on UNICEF approved airlines based on economy class travel, regardless of the length of travel. DSA for official international travels shall not exceed the daily rates established for specific country regions as promulgated by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC).
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