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Best Western Hotel, Islamabad.
- Ms Tehmeena Doltana, Member National Assembly (TBC)
- Muhammad Khan Daha, Member National Assembly (TBC)
- Dr Abid Q Suleri, Executive Director, Sustainable Development Policy Institute
- Dr Shehryar Toru, Research Fellow, Sustainable Development Policy Institute
- Dr Aliya Khan, Chairperson School of Economics, QAU
- Mr Muhammad Sohaib, Research Analyst, Sustainable Development Policy Institute
Pakistan dedicates a little over two percent of its GDP for public education. While earmarked resource pie for providing quality education to the country’s children is clearly insufficient, many a times, even this small amount of funds remain unspent, resulting in lack of infrastructure and poor education delivery. On top of this is the overly centralized public education mechanism which gives little room to communities concerned to play their role in attainment of quality education delivery.
In the given backdrop, SDPI, in collaboration with ILM Ideas attempted to strengthen and empower communities and sensitized them on their fundamental democratic right of holding public education providers and respective political leadership accountable. This accountability, as practiced, is expected to bridge the governance, resource, and infrastructure gaps in public education delivery.
Moreover, through advocacy activities, SDPI realized the role communities can play to improve quality of education being delivered to their children at the public schools.
In the seminar, the SDPI research team will share the results of its endeavor on building local education accountability mechanisms for controlling teachers’ absenteeism, holding school drop outs, increasing enrollment and curbing rural-urban and gender gaps in public education. It will also throw light on how this idea can be scaled up and replicated to other districts.
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