Document Type



Institute for Educational Development, Karachi


Education decentralisation in Pakistan started from 2001 through an all-out devolution programme of the government across sectors. To strengthen the decentralisation reform and build capacity of district educational managers a USAID sponsored programme Education Sector Reform Assistance (ESRA) was launched in 2003. In order to assess the impact of these capacity building initiatives, a research study was carried out during 2005-2006. The research used qualitative design and was carried out in one of the ESRA target districts in Sindh province. The paper argues the improper communication of policy severely compromised the achievement of intended policy objectives. The research noted that most of the management staff at district level had limited and distorted understanding of basic policies. This lack of understanding is caused by poor channels through which policy is communicated and which severely compromises the reform initiative.

Publication (Name of Journal)

Bulletin of Education and Research