August 06, 2018
Accra, Ghana

Education Week

Reforming the Education Sector for Efficient Service Delivery

Education Week 2018 united participants in a shared vision and commitment to the necessary reforms and actions needed to drive better results for learners. By sharing evidence in collaboration with IPA on what works (Day 1) and presenting the priorities of the government reform agenda and future plans as encapsulated in the ESP 2018-2030, the Ministry of Education laid the foundation for further detailed discussions of action needed in key areas. The parallel sessions of Days 2 and 3 focused on particular sub-sectors as well as key cross-cutting issues to improve learning outcomes.

Day 1: Evidence Day

Improving Accountability for Better Learning Outcomes in Ghana: Evidence-informed Approaches to Education Policy and Practice

August 6, 2018

Introduction 

Accountability at every level of the education system

Improving learning outcomes is a key policy priority in Ghana. To ensure that well-intentioned policy goals translate into improved learning outcomes, decision-makers are eager to: (1) evaluate the success of education programs through rigorous research; and (2) build sector-wide frameworks of accountability through improved monitoring and feedback mechanisms. Both forms of evidence are necessary for a strong education system.

The Ghana Education Evidence Summit brought together policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to: a) share rigorous evidence about improving accountability and learning outcomes in education, in Ghana and internationally; b) identify ways in which evidence from evaluations can be used for better decision-making; and c) share monitoring and evaluation tools that can inform a framework of accountability for Ghana’s education sector.

The Ghana Education Evidence Summit is a part of the Ministry of Education's Education Week, during which the Ministry will also carry out its National Education Sector Annual Review. 

Please read the Summit's Concept Note here