As part of a project financed by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), TALENT network is organising a regional knowledge sharing and capacity-building workshop on the design and strategic use of large-scale learning assessments in Yaounde (Cameroon), from the 3rd December 2019 to the 5th.

The meeting will gather 14 sub-Saharan African countries and others (Cameroon, Chad, Kenya, Congo, Mali, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania, The Gambia, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo), in order to analyse the promising practices adopted to overcome common challenges in the design phase of this type of assessments. Strategic proceeding choices will be examined for ensuring an effective and efficient use of assessment data in educational planning.

This regional workshop aims at stimulating a reflection process among ministries in charge of education in these countries, which can improve the relevance of the design and strategic use of their large-scale national learning assessments, as well as to encourage national authorities to learn from each other and to adapt promising practices when they deem it necessary. Organised with the technical and logistical support of UNESCO’s Regional Office for West Africa (Sahel) that hosts TALENT Secretariat, and the Regional Office for Central Africa, this high-level meeting will welcome TALENT’s members: UNICEF, UNESCO-IIEP, UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), as well as TALENT’s technical partners the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER).