17 January 2002
The Central Asian Republics and Kazakhstan (CARK) Education Forum is a mechanism to implement decisions of the World Education Forum that was held in Dakar (Senegal), April 2000. The purpose of the CARK Education Forum is to draw policy-makers together to determine how the EFA goals can be achieved in this region. Specifically, the Forum provides an opportunity to review education reform experience, consider policy options, develop a common understanding of what policies and resources are needed, and to develop partnerships.
After independence, the countries of Central Asia experienced social and economic upheaval, which led to the decline of social indicators. Therefore, a task was set to draw CARK education policy makers together for dialogue and mutual assistance in a follow-up to the Dakar Declaration.