World Bank to assist Malaysia in education reform agenda

 |Feb 15, 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: The World Bank is ready to assist Malaysia in its education reform agenda to further its effort to achieve high-income nation status.

World Bank Group Global Knowledge and Research Hub in Malaysia country manager Faris Hadad-Zervos said Malaysia was aware of the need to improve its education outcomes and eliminate any constraints on continuing productivity growth.

“The knowledge and research aspect is a valuable component of the bank’s work globally in helping some of these countries achieve their development goals and aspirations.

“Our value is our ability to work at the nexus of global and local issues, complementing policy work with operational responses and financing, and engaging with both the public and private sectors,” he said in his speech at the launch of the report on “Improving Education Sector Performance: Lessons from a Education Delivery Unit Approach (Padu)”.

Zervos said Malaysia’s efforts to tackle education challenges, particularly through the establishment of a delivery unit that tracked results, could help other countries seeking to improve implementation in the sector.

The report highlights the role of Padu under the education ministry in improving education outcomes, a key government priority.

It examines how Padu facilitates programme implementation and delivery of results through the Literacy and Numeracy Screening (Linus) programme.

The Linus task force comprises several divisions working closely with agencies across the government to provide an effective framework for coordination, tracking, monitoring and reporting. – Bernama