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Support Programme to the Decentralisation Process in the Education Sector (APRODE)

Education and Employment Promotion
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Donor Organisation: 
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)
Project Volume: 
Value of Services: 
Start of project: 
September, 2015
End of project: 
December, 2017



The Ministry of Education is currently conducting a modernisation process in order to improve educational management, strengthen the technical capacities of stakeholders, and guarantee service delivery in an effective and efficient manner. Modernisation takes the form of reorganising educational services at central and decentralised level (18 Educational Department Divisions), including creating community-participation mechanisms in the management. During this process, the educational centres become the main pillar of the decentralisation.

In 2012, the Fundamental Educational Law was approved. This law focuses on renovation of Honduras’ legal framework in education, including the establishment of principles and values. Since the law was passed, the Honduran educational system has demonstrated significant improvements; nevertheless, the administrational and management structures need further enhancement to be able to provide adequate service quality.

Project details


General objective: In the context of the new Fundamental Educational Law, the educational management and administration provide basic and pre-basic educational services in good quality at central and decentralised level, targeting four action areas:

Action area 1: Strengthening the Ministry of Education at central level concerning fulfilment of their legislative tasks in the decentralisation process

Action area 2: Strengthening the capacities of the Educational Department Division managers

Action area 3: Support to the educational networks so that they are able to offer complete – and geographically extended – basic education

Action area 4: Strengthening active participation by the local communities and organised civil-society groups in implementing the educational reform

The consulting services target: Action Area 1, and fulfilment of the general objective.

Specific objectives:

The consulting services offer technical steering of the Ministry of Education in developing tools and organisational instruments, such as: Manual of Organisation and Functions, Manuals of Procedures, Manuals of Positions and Salaries, focusing on the following two objectives:

Objective 1: Support the systematic and organised elaboration of manuals on the basis of legislation of the General Accounting Office and the National Office of Integral Internal Control Development (Oficina Nacional de Desarrollo Integral del Control Interno – ONADICI)

Objective 2: Development of capacities of the Ministry of Education’s officials to establish efficient and result-oriented procedures, fulfilling the Fundamental Educational Law and its rules, as well as being in coherency with the other laws ruling public administration


Activities related to result 1:

  • Assessment of the current state of the implementation of the LFE and its regulations in order to identify a priority list of the processes that need an elaboration of manuals of functions and procedures, jobs and wages

  • Definition of the processes and administrative procedures that should be implemented at central and local levels based on the law and linked to compulsory internal controls established by the legal framework of the ley for public administration (guiding framework of institutional internal control of public resources)

  • Technical advice to the SEDUC and working groups, led by the responsible units of the “key processes”, in elaborating manuals, taking into account the standards and criteria, established for the bodies responsible (ONADICI) and in total coherence with the LFE and its regulations.

    Activities related to result 2:

  • Assisting in the design of a standardised process and training modules for the elaboration of manuals taking as an official reference the guiding frameworks of internal control, the official guide for the elaboration of manuals of procedure and the legal framework of the SEDUC

  • Training and on-going consultancy for the teams of the SEDUC, responsible for elaborating the manuals, on the regulations, established of the LFE and the organic law of the federal public administration

  • Design of instruments and consultancy services for the development and execution of a monitoring strategy for the implementation of the manuals
  • ONADICI determines an increase in the efficiency of internal control mechanisms for the national administration of education (Action area 1)

  • All 18 Educational Department Divisions are implementing the decentralisation process (Action area 1)

  • The corruption risk of activities by the Ministry of Education in the context of the “Institutional Strategic Planning (2014-2018)” has been reduced by X% in comparison with the years 2014/2015 (general objective)