Promotion and development of improved management and planning methods and techniques in order to facilitate the formulation and implementation of educational policies and strategies which may help to reconcile social demand and qualitative improvements with severe resource constraints. This entails updating and disseminating advanced approaches, methods and techniques, as well as supporting training programmes for key education personnel (planners, administrators, supervisors) at national, regional and sub-regional levels, especially through networks of training and research institutions and cooperative programmes for the training of trainers.
UNESCO's programme includes the following elements: conducting research and studies in priority areas in educational policy, planning, management and administration; reinforcing national capacities in policy planning, management and evaluation of education, mainly through training and dissemination of results.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.