Local challenges, global imperatives: cities at the forefront to achieve Education 2030

Achieving quality, equitable, and inclusive education (SDG 4) is a great challenge for any country, especially those that have lower resources and capacities to work towards meeting each ambitious target. This project examines the ways cities conduct educational planning and management in three contexts: Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Rwanda to identify challenges and strategies to strengthen their effectiveness. The study will allow to understand how educational planning is done at city level in each of the three countries to identify challenges that prevent a full achievement of the Goal, but also opportunities for change. With such information, city planning authorities will be able to identify what parts of educational planning need to be altered and how to improve formal education provided in their cities. The study draws on the research project developed by UNESCO IIEP and is being done with collaboration with the Institute. The project relies on the analysis of official documents on educational planning, interviews and focus groups with a range of education stakeholders, and school visits.

PI and Co-Is - International Collaborators

Dr Yulia Nesterova, University of Glasgow, School of Education

Dr Shilpi Roy, Khulna University

Prof Mario Delos Reyes, University of the Philippines

Dr Vincent Manirakiza, University of Rwanda

UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), France


Start and End date

1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021


Funder and Funding amount

SHLC Capacity Development Acceleration Fund

£25,000