Find Policy Toolkits and Resources

The Commonwealth Health and Education Unit is preparing tool kits to assist in strengthening processes for Education policy development and review. Toolkits created by various organisations are listed below.

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Find Education Policy Documents

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OER Policy Development Tool

The purpose of the OER Policy Development Tool is to promote the use of OER and scale efforts to full OER programs. The toolkit was developed by the Daniel DeMarte of Tidewater Community College and Amanda Coolidge of BCcampus .

OER Africa Toolkits

OER Africa has prepared toolkits in which users can find a collection of relevant information, guides, and templates pertaining to OERs, particularly issues around using and adapting OER materials. The purpose of the toolkits is to support the development and production of open educational materials that can be integrated into high quality programmes of learning.

UNESCO ICT in Education Policy Makers’ Toolkit

The UNESCO “ICT in Education Policy Makers’ Toolkit” was developed in response to the need, identified by policy makers in the Asia-Pacific region, for a systematic approach to integrating ICT into education at the national level.

ICT-in-Education Toolkit

ICT-in-Education Toolkit provides education policy makers, planners and practitioners with a systematic process to formulate, plan and evaluate education development programs enhanced by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

ICT-in-Education Toolkit for Policy Makers, Planners and Practitioners

The ICT-in-Education Toolkit provides education policy makers, planners and practitioners with a systematic process to formulate, plan and evaluate education development programs enhanced by Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).


Policy Resources

Youth Index

The Commonwealth Youth Development Index (YDI) measures the status of 15-29 year-olds in 170 countries according to five key domains: Education, Health and Well-being, Employment, Civic Participation and Political Participation. YDI scores range from 0-1, 0 being the lowest youth development and 1 the highest.


Should you be interested in reviewing or collaborating with the HEU on the draft tool kits, please do not hesitate to contact the facilitation team.

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