Global Synthesis of the Findings of UNESS Documents : Progress Report (working document)
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The report consists of five substantive chapters, followed by three annexes. Following this introduction, Chapter 1 provides an overview of the socio-economic state of play within the context of the current global economic crisis that is impacting educational development; Chapter 2 analyses the needs and challenges of governments expressed in the UNESS documents, as well as their emerging trends globally and by region; Chapter 3 explains how donor agencies are responding to national educational priorities and provides a schematic map that shows the thematic focuses of donors. Provided as well is an assessment of whether and to what extent they overlap with UNESCO’s work and support is given in accordance with the principles of the Paris Declaration on Aid Eff ectiveness; Chapter 4 examines various country needs and priorities that appear to be insufficiently supported by development partners; Chapter 5 clarifies the limitations of this report and concludes with comments on the future of the UNESS process. There are four annexes at the end of the report that provide a broader picture of the UNESS process, as well as the methodology used in the preparation of the present document.