What is Enabel doing in the education sector? | Enabel - Belgian Development Agency

Education & training

Education, key to economic and personal development.

What we do

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Quality of education

We focus our work mainly on quality improvement of primary and secondary education through teacher training, curriculum reform, teaching innovations – like digitisation – and the introduction of student-centred teaching, i.e. making students into active players in the learning process.

We also support the rehabilitation and construction of schools with a particular focus on child-friendly and green schools.

Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Technical and vocational education and training constitutes an important and specific niche. It provides a direct link with the job market and contributes directly to individual well-being as well as to the economic development of a country. By definition, it involves the private sector in the development process.

We support technical and vocational education and training in many partner countries as a key strategy to address youth unemployment. Through skills training young people learn a skill or a trade that can help them to find decent work or start up their own business (entrepreneurship).

Improve the education and vocational training system

All our interventions aim at structural improvements of the education and vocational training system We do so by strengthening education instances so they are enabled to better design policies, as well as to plan, manage and monitor education. This is always done in partnership with partner ministries and local stakeholders. Typical activities in this area include: support to policy development, strengthening monitoring and evaluation, introduction of results-based planning and budgeting, improving the financial management of the education sector... 


Social, political and economic reasons drive people away in search of a better life.  In Guinea, Enabel works with young unemployed Guineans and Guinean migrants who have returned to their homeland.
Amidst one of the worst health crises the world’s seen in recent history, the Belgian embassy, and Belgian organisations VVOB and Enabel joined forces to co-chair the Education Development Partners group in Uganda. ‘Team Belgium’ took up the...
In Gaza, Enabel aims to bring hope to young people by enabling them to create new businesses. To tackle this extraordinary challenge, we team up with local business associations and civil society.
Enabel supports education systems in a dozen countries in Africa and the Middle East.


We cooperate with Belgian public bodies to support our education projects.


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