An essential element in the implementation and monitoring of ECE strategies and activities included in the ESP operational plan is establishing a robust sub-sector coordination mechanism. This coordination body should be led by the Ministry of Education, given their mandate for overseeing the implementation of the ESP, but should also be inclusive of relevant line ministries responsible for early childhood education and inclusive of all relevant ECE stakeholders at national and sub-national levels of government.
This coordination body should be appropriately integrated into the Strategic Monitoring (or implementation) Committee established as part of the implementation arrangements for the ESP and be formally integrated into the larger existing sectoral implementation and monitoring framework developed as part of the ESP process.
Identify the structure and membership of an ECE sub-sector coordinating body
Articulate the objectives, mandate and scope of work of the ECE sub-sector coordinating body at national and sub-national levels.
Develop terms of reference for the ECE sub-sector coordinating body.
When to Use this Tool
This tool can be used prior to or at the start of the implementation phase of the ESP process. It can help establish an ECE sub-sector coordinating body (ECE CB) or orient and strengthen an existing sub-sector coordinating body, such as an ECE Technical Working Group, in implementing and monitoring ESP operational plans.