The Human Development Department of the World bank is preparing an Education Sector Strategy Paper (ESSP). It will come into effect this summer. It follows the Health, Nutrition and Population Paper published last June.
There is no formal process for NGOs to comment on the draft report, which will be an internal document and unlikely to be published, but Executive Directors may consult their own constituents about its contents before it comes to the Board in May. Once the document has been accepted by the Board it may be sent to NGOs for further comments.
Jeffrey Waite, who is part of the Bank team working on the report, commented that it was only the first stage in an on-going process and any NGO input would inform the department’s future strategy. The Bank’s team may take a region-by-region rather than a global approach.