Basic education

What we do

UNICEF is working in collaboration with development partners and donors, in order to support the Government of Uzbekistan in improving the quality and efficiency of basic education, and in ensuring equal access for all children. This work has been achieved through the introduction and implementation of the Quality Basic Education (QBE) programme in the country, and the local adaptation of the Child Friendly School (CFS) program, a powerful tool for offering quality education while ensuring children’s rights. The QBE concept places children at the centre of the education process, and measures quality of education through effectiveness, health, safety and protection, participation, gender responsiveness and inclusiveness. It also ensures that teachers possess relevant skills and can utilise child-centred teaching and learning methods to enhance learning processes, that schools provide enabling, healthy, safe and protective environments, and that children can reach their full potential with the support of their parents.

Achievements to date


  • UNICEF has integrated Child Friendly School principles into the national education system, encouraging the use of methodological materials by 420,000 national teachers, while incorporating the principles into the national monitoring system;
  • UNICEF has integrated child-centred teaching methods and other Child Friendly School principles into five In-Service Teachers Training Institutes, allowing for the sustainable development and related education of more than 40,000 teachers every year.

The way forward

  • The continued improvement of the quality and efficiency of basic education programmes;
  • The integration of child-centred teaching methods into the entire national education system;
  • The analysis of the equitable provision of quality teaching and learning in small remote schools;
  • The improvement of inclusive education standards and programmes and their quality;
  • The improvement of monitoring and evaluation at all levels of education, in order to enhance rates of student achievement, school attendance and teacher performance.

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