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Education Institutes

The following Institutes and Centres work as part of UNESCO’s Education Programme to assist countries to tackle challenges in education. 


International Bureau of Education (IBE), Geneva, Switzerland.
Enhancing curriculum development and educational content.

International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), Paris, France and Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Helping countries to design, plan and manage their education systems.

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), (former UNESCO Institute for Education), Hamburg, Germany.
Promoting literacy, non-formal education, and adult and lifelong learning.

Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE), Moscow, Russian Federation.
Assisting countries to use information and communication technologies in education.



International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Strengthening Africa’s educational institutions.

Asia and the Pacific

Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development , New Delhi, India

Latin America and Caribbean

International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (IESALC), (website in Spanish), Caracas, Venezuela.
Developing and transforming higher education in the region.

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