PôleMAG is the Pôle de Dakar’s education sector analysis newsletter. The biannual issues inform you of the latest African education sector news and of the IIEP-UNESCO Dakar’s most recent activities.

Consult the issues available online:

Education : Dealing with Demographic Challenges

Editorial: Revealing people’s potential through universal schooling
Expert voice: Simulation models in planning for education
Zoom: Modelling the impact of demographics on education systems
Feature: Demographics: Redoubling efforts for education and training
Interview: Jean-François Kobiané, Professor of Demographics at the Higher Institute of Population Studies (ISSP) at the Joseph Ki-Zerbo University of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso



Enhancing Education Quality Management

Editorial: Fulfilling the promise of a quality education
Expert voice: Quality: Sparking a change in attitudes
Zoom: An approach to analysing quality management
Feature: Enhancing Education Quality Management
Interview: Bakingué Zara Gaoh, Director of Initial and Continuous Training at the Ministry of Primary Education, Literacy, Promotion of National Languages, And Civic Education in Niger



Financing Education

Editorial: Securing financing for education
Expert voice: Vocational training: Promoting private sector participation
Zoom: Public-private partnerships: A driving force for vocational training
Feature: Financing Education in Africa
Interview: Serigne Mbaye Thiam, Education Minister of Senegal



PôleMag n°27

Editorial: Mitigate risks and increase resilience
Expert voice: Building resilient education systems
Zoom: A methodology dedicated to risks integrated into the analyses of the education sector
Feature: Creating the humanitarian-development nexus through crisis-sensitive educational planning
Interview: Esther Akumu, Director, Department of International Relations, Mogei South Sudan


PôleMag n°26

Editorial: Vocational training to promote employment
Expert voice: Helping education systems promote employment
Zoom: Compilation of the main indicators for analysis of the relationship between education/training and employment
Feature: Revising vocational training in Africa
Interview: Mohamed Koum Dieng/Technical Advisor to the Minister of Employment, Vocational Training
and ICT in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania


PôleMag n°25

Editorial: A practical approach to capacities 
Expert Voice: Analysis for the definition of true priorities
Zoom: Côte d'Ivoire education country status report
Feature: Developing the capacities of African education systems
Interview: Laurent Dihoulné, Secretary General of the Ministry of National Education of Chad


PôleMag n°24

Editorial: Allocation at the centre of a global teacher policy
Expert Voice: For a better approach to education financing
Zoom: Methodological guide on national education accounts
Feature: More effective teacher allocation in Africa
Interview: Ibrahima Kourouma, Guinean Minister of Pre-University Education and Literacy



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PôleMag n°23
- Launch of the Platform for Expertise in Vocational Training (Pefop)
- Improve data on education funding in Zimbabwe
- Early childhood development in West and Central Africa
- Trade-offs in education policy
- Three questions for Oscar Bazikamwe, Director of Planning at the Burundi Ministry of Education

PôleMag n°22

- The education system of the DRC displays strong resilience and retains the
confidence of households
- Pôle de Dakar’s intervention at the International Centre for Pedagogical Studies
- First evaluation of pupils’ learning assessment in Guinea Bissau
- Education Sector Analysis Methodological Guidelines
- 3 questions for Michel Faye, Director of Vocational and Technical Education of Senegal

PôleMag n°21

- Burkina Faso and Cape Verde participate largely in PSGSE
- The trial of a diagnostic tool “Education-Training-Employment” in Burkina Faso
- Togo is the first African country to carry out supplementary analyses of its education system

- Measuring educational financing
- Three questions for Khalil Mahshi Director IIEP

PôleMag n°20
- Our new range of services
- A new indicators database
- Training in Sector Policy and Education System Management (PSGSE) is becoming useful for Senegal's Ministry of Education
- Cape Verde moves toward universal coverage of pre-school education by 2016
- Joint interview

PôleMag n°19 
- Household spending on education, 15 African countries under analysis
- Education system management, training groups at end 2012
- The Comoros, progress required
- What future for the Sao Tome and Principe education system?
- 3 questions to Olinto DAIO, Minister of Education of Sao Tome et Principe
PôleMag n°18
- The ADEA 2012 Triennale: Presentation of a Financial Simulation Model for TVET and Apprenticeships
- The External Evaluation of the Pôle de Dakar: Orientations for the 2013/2016 Strategy
- Progress in Tanzania’s Education System and Challenges Faced
- Benin: A Diagnosis of Teaching Issues
- Interview of Mohamed Aboubakari and Raoufou Affagnon
PôleMag n°17
- The Gambia Wants to Confirm Progress
- Pôle de Dakar, a Platform of Expertise and Capacity Building
- PSGSE Training: Three Years and Two Classes Later
- Cape Verde: On the Way Towards a Ten-Years Universal Education
- Interview of Mr. Brito, Director-General of the Cape Verde Ministry of Education
PôleMag n°16
- The Gambia Moves on to Sector Analysis
- Launch of First Review of the Teacher Issue
- Senegal and Cameroon Set Quality Targets
- What do Teachers Know about EFA?
- Interview with Abdou Diao, Head of the Elementary Education Department in Senegal
Pôle Mag n°15
- UNESCO Unveils its Action Plan for Teachers
- The Pôle de Dakar Extends its Scope of Activity
- Support for Upcoming Projects in Mali
- How much do African Families Spend on Education?
- A Reply from Civil Society: Interview of Gorgui Sow, from ANCEFA
Pôle Mag n°14
- Côte d'Ivoire - Well on Track to Rebuilding its Education System
- Launch of a New Type of Partnership in Tanzania
- PSGSE: The Challenge of Hybrid Distance Learning
- Universal Primary Education in Africa: The Teacher Challenge
- Under Construction: A New Tool to Review the Teacher Issue