ICDE publishes its Strategic Plan for 2013-2016

ICDE's Strategic Plan for 2013-2016 was developed with the involvement of the ICDE membership. It is published here together with the organization's Activity Plan for 2013, and a summary of achievements under the previous Strategic Plan during the period 2009-2012.


Open online consultations with members in the form of focus groups were held and key external stakeholders consulted. Leaders of ICDE member organizations discussed the draft strategy and recommended priorities at the Standing Conference of Presidents (SCOP) meeting in Dubai. The ICDE Executive Committee developed the final Strategic Plan taking into consideration input from the entire process.


The document states that to advance the interests of its members - ICDE works to:

  • Promote greater educational opportunity for all in the name of personal and national development.
  • Further the acceptance of a wider range of learning modes.
  • Drive best practice and the highest standards of educational provision.
  • Support the development of new methodologies, and use of new technologies.
  • Provide opportunities for professional interaction.
  • Encourage and support linguistic groups and networks at national, regional and global levels.
  • Promote intercultural cooperation and understanding.

Strategic objectives

The following strategic objectives have been identified for 2013-2016:

  1. To promote the importance of open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning in educational policy.
  2. To encourage quality in open, distance, flexible and online education, including e-learning.
  3. To support the development of new methodologies and technologies.
  4. To facilitate cooperation and networking among members.
  5. To strengthen ICDE membership and governance, and engage members in collaborative activity and organizational development.

The ICDE Strategic Plan 2009-2012

22 February 2013

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