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Education is an indispensable component of human development and a basic right of every citizen. Education is considered to have a strong correlation with social and economic development of a country. No country can achieve sustainable economic development without substantial investment in human capital. Education enriches people’s understanding and enhances their technical capabilities of exploring new ideas. It improves the quality of their lives and leads to broad social benefits to individuals and society.
EDUCATION IN PAKISTAN
Pakistan Vision 2025 aims at substantial expansion as well improvements in the quality of education, increasing public expenditure to 4% of GDP by 2018. Comprehensive reforms, comprising of detailed actions in curriculum, pedagogy, technology, governance, assessment as well as social and economic relevance will be made in the educational system to improve the quality of public schooling. The 11th Five year Development Plan (2013-18) aims to enhance management and administrative capacities in education sector at all levels, encourage public/private participation and enhance private sector investment. It also includes governance reforms and adoption of regulatory and structural improvements in the system.
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|In its 2014-2020 programming, the EU is supporting Education in approximately 45 partner countries, more than half of which in fragility contexts.
The EU prioritises a whole sector approach, from early childhood to higher education, including non-formal education and technical and vocational training, shifting the focus from access to quality and equity issues in education.
In addition, ECHO supports Education in Emergencies where conflict and resulting displacement prevent education provision.
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THE EU IN PAKISTAN
|EU is supporting education reforms in three provinces, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, to improve access to and quality of education for all boys and girls. The EU contribution to education in 2014-2020 is indicatively € 210 Million. Moreover, ECHO provides support to meet the needs of these children in conflict affected contexts who are out of school or whose education has been disrupted.
Targets for EU's intervention in Pakistan (2014-2020):
• Full enrolment to education for all children in the age 5 – 14 years.
• Uniform levels of good quality education ensured;
• Increase the demand for, and the supply of skilled labour.
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|ProvincesGrand Total € 118,649,255||Implementers Grand Total € 118,649,255|
|The European Union (EU) unites European countries politically and economically for securing lasting peace and prosperity. Respect and partnership are key elements for cooperation programmes between the EU and other countries.
It contributes to poverty reduction, political stability, and social and economic development, promoting a more prosperous Pakistan for everyone's benefit.
Together with the bilateral funds provided by its member countries, the EU is the largest grant donor to Pakistan.
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