Basic education

Targeted Budget Support for Education for All (TBS-EFA)

Vietnam, 2007–2010

Sector: Education

Partners: Ministry of Education and Training; World Bank; European Commission; Canadian, UK, Belgian, Spanish and New Zealand development assistance agencies

Project summary: Direct budget support to build capacity for improved education planning and management to achieve Education for All (EFA) goals

Positions: Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialist, education management information system (EMIS) specialist, chief technical adviser


  • Collected baseline data for the National Targeted Program for Education 2006–2010, and for performance indicators for the targeted budget support program
  • Conducted a stakeholder workshop for the integration of education sector data and systems, and developed a strategy to align and integrate education sector data and systems
  • Designed and coordinated activities to build the capacity of the Ministry of Education and Training, national partner ministries and subnational agencies to plan, monitor and manage the national program
  • Developed reporting procedures for the national program and piloted a revised management reporting mechanism
  • Provided advice and guidance on budget support and program harmonisation
  • Provided technical advice on M&E and EMIS development and implementation
  • Delivered M&E reports to the Government of Vietnam on the national program
  • Provided technical advice and recommendations on the scope, structure and contents of the National Targeted Program for Education 2011–2015
  • Designed an M&E framework for the new national program, aligning the framework with national EFA targets and the education sector strategy
  • Produced an M&E manual for the new national program