The Education Support Program (ESP) has published the Education Civil Society Organizations Survey, which was carried out to illuminate current trends, developments, and needs of the education sector in countries where OSI has a presence. The report also provides recommendations for the redesign of ESP's grantmaking program. Since 2004, the program has provided close to two million dollars in support of civil society organizations in Central and South Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Mongolia, Russia, and Ukraine through its RE:FINE grant program.
The survey targeted civil society organizations that were directly or indirectly involved in ESP activities over the past five years. This involved 400 education leaders from Soros foundations, foundation spin-offs, education organizations and professional associations, policy centers, think tanks, and formal and informal networks.
The Education Civil Society Organizations Survey includes a synthesis of its main findings and the lessons shared by education leaders. In line with the OSI education mission, the survey also identified education for vulnerable and marginalized children to be a key emerging priority within OSI partner countries. The report emphasizes that this focus is seriously underserved and neglected by governments and donors alike.
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