Commonwealth Education Partnerships

CEP front cover scaledCommonwealth Education Partnerships 2015/16 is the essential overview of education in the Commonwealth. Launched at the triennial Commonwealth Conference of Education Ministers (19CCEM) in Nassau, The Bahamas in 2015, the publication is an invaluable resource for ministers, senior officials and other stakeholders. Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2015/16 reflects the conference theme of ‘Quality Education for Equitable Development: Performance, Paths, Productivity – the 3 Ps’.

This year’s edition looks at the role of schools and universities in the development agenda and the place of education in the 21st century as the Millennium Development Goals reach their target date. Commonwealth Education Partnerships 2015/16 includes the latest thinking on:

  • The relationship between the state and non-state education providers
  • Access and quality – gender, language and curriculum issues
  • The role of technical and vocational education and training
  • Special focus on reading: basic literacy through to literature studies
  • Catering for the increasing demand for higher education in developing countries
  • The impact of transnational education: widening access vs preserving quality

The publication also includes extensive education profiles of the 53
Commonwealth member countries, incorporating the latest data on education
systems, participation and outcomes. More information

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The 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers took place at the world-class Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre (SVICC) in Mauritius between the 27th and 31st of August.  The 18th CCEM Stakeholders Forum was the main parallel event supporting the Conference (hosted in the same venue), and was a major international education conference in its own right, comprising delegates from all education stakeholder groups – business, government, academia, civil society, and the development and donor communities.  The Forum’s theme was ‘Education in the Commonwealth: Making it Happen’, approached via a total of 21 sessions, which saw considerable participation from ministers and senior officials.  The Forum was based on the premise that delivering quality education in the Commonwealth increasingly involves the participation of ‘non-state actors’, with education ministers recognising that coherent education policy and planning require a more holistic approach involving communication and collaboration with these non-state actors.  It supported the belief that stages of education, from early childhood education, through to tertiary education and lifelong learning, need to be viewed as part of a learner continuum; and state agencies and non-state actors need to communicate and collaborate more effectively.


Published for the Commonwealth Secretariat by Nexus Strategic Partnerships.