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The CIEP is the public institution for educational and training cooperation within the French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research. It implements French and international expertise in the context of sector-based projects, provides training programmes alongside its partners and responds to requests from French and foreign institutions.
With international guidelines in mind, the CIEP supports the provision of high-quality education for everyone, as this contributes to individual freedom, economic development and improvement in collective living conditions. The CIEP assists the implementation of public education and training policies which seek to improve the quality of education systems. It operates in the context of sector-based projects which are funded by bilateral or multilateral cooperation institutions (Agence Française de Développement, European Union, World Bank and regional development banks) and helps implement France’s public development assistance policy, notably in Africa.
The French Ministry of National Education, Higher Education and Research has entrusted the CIEP with the development of guided visits to France for senior education managers, senior education staff, teachers and trainers. One of the hosting unit’s main roles is to present the overarching structure of the French educational system.