UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP)

7-9, rue Eugène Delacroix
75116 Paris, France


UNESCO's International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) is the only specialized organization with the mandate to support educational policy, planning and management, IIEP plays a unique role within the United Nations system. It was established in 1963 as an integral part of UNESCO. The Institute is fully aligned with the objectives of the organization and contributes to its education planning. It develops the capacities of education actors to plan and manage their systems through its programmes of training, technical cooperation, policy research and knowledge sharing. Learn more here.

  • IIEP uses a capacity development approach to planning which promotes consultative, inclusive and participatory processes. National ownership is systematically pursued, encouraged and enhanced.
  • IIEP is committed to creating and sharing knowledge to support context-relevant analyses to improve educational policy formulation and planning.
  • IIEP engages in partnerships and alliances for greater effectiveness and sustainability. These include partnerships with ministries in charge of education, other line ministries, non-state actors, funders and other UN agencies.

Sustainable Development and SDGs

Many of IIEP's publications and data tools use the SDGs as a backdrop, in particular SDG 4: Quality Education and equity and access are addressed frequently. 

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