Research into the Financing of TVET in the Pacific

CLIENT

Australian Council for Educational Research / Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Years active: 2012 – 2015

The goals of the this research project were to:

  • Analyse existing systems for financing TVET in seven Pacific island countries (PNG, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Kiribati)
  • Identify key cross-country financing issues
  • Identify options through which future financing for TVET could be made more efficient and effective at both national and regional levels.

The project compiled comprehensive reports on TVET financing systems in the seven countries and four overview papers were subsequently developed from the research that provide concise data on TVET financing in those countries. Together, these documents provide data that is essential to informing effective national and regional post-secondary education policies in the Pacific.

Scope Global worked in partnership with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) to provide logistical and administrative support to the program across the seven Pacific island countries. Our team recruited and engaged national research consultants in each country to support the ACER engaged lead international research consultants.

In May 2015 Scope Global organised and facilitated a forum in Nadi, Fiji which brought together key decision makers in the TVET sector from across the Pacific. The forum helped to disseminate the study to a broad regional audience – including policy-makers in education, labour and finance/treasury roles, industry, regional organisations and donors active in the Pacific – and to encourage policy dialogue and development.