Development cooperation

Centre of Expertise in Education and Development at EDUFI


The Centre of Expertise in Education and Development at the Finnish National Agency for Education pools Finnish capacity and expertise in education and development; facilitates deployment of education-sector expertise for the use of developing countries and multilateral actors; and supports partner countries’ efforts in offering equitable and inclusive quality education with a focus on systemic and policy-level education-sector development, in areas like teacher training, curriculum development in primary and secondary education, evaluation and digital learning. Its main functions are: 1) Enhancing capacity and expertise in education and development; 2) Facilitating deployment of education experts in bilateral and multilateral development cooperation; and 3) Strengthening development policy in education, multi-stakeholder cooperation, communication and advocacy. The long-term goal/result of the Centre's activities is that the preconditions for the development of inclusive and high-quality education in the partner countries and multilateral actors in the education sector have been strengthened. A Steering Group, that includes representatives of the MFA, the Ministry of Education and Culture and EDUFI, is responsible for the strategic guidance and development of the Centre.

Funding decision

4 000 000 €

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance

Field of activity

  • Education policy and administrative management 100%

Special target group

  • girls
  • children
  • youth

Funding channel




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