International Task Force on Teachers for EFA – The International Synthesis Report


An initiative led by the Educational Team within the Human Development Department of the World Bank. It aims to collect, analyze and disseminate comparable data about national and subnational teacher policies across developed and developing countries.


  • To provide a global picture of what countries consider in their policies and practices as key requirements of teaching as a profession, in order to deliver an inclusive and equitable quality education with relevant data and statistics.
  • To offer a set of references to countries and education partners, aiming to reinforce teacher effectiveness to achieve an inclusive and equitable quality education.


  • 27 country case studies from :
  • – Arab (4) Algeria, Mauritania, Qatar, UAE, KSA Africa (6): Angola, DRC, Ghana, Namibia, Senegal, Zimbabwe
    – Asia (5) India, Laos, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand

    – Europe (7) Croatia, France, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Slovenia, Turkey LAC (5) Argentina, Brazil, Haiti, Mexico, Venezuela

  • Synthesis of the 27 Country Reports.

RCQE Participation

  • Attending orientation workshops and meetings with country representatives aiming to monitor progress in data collection and analysis.
  • Preparing the national report for the saudi case study
  • Reviewing four Arab country reports (Algeria, Mauritania, Qatar, and UAE)
  • Producing the international synthesis report under the leadership of Center for International Teacher Education (CITE)


  • Center for International Teacher Education(South Africa)
  • University de Paris Est Marne-la- Valle (France)
  • University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
  • Instituto Nacional de Formacion Decente (Argentina)

Time frame

August 2015 – April 2016

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