Quality assurance and accreditation in technical and vocational education and training in Lebanon

This report analyses quality assurance and accreditation mechanisms in Lebanon in light of regional and global best practices to inform efforts towards the development of a national quality assurance framework.

The report concludes with some key recommendations developed in consultation with major stakeholders, and underpinned by international best practice, to promote a culture of QA and evidence-based decision-making in TVET in Lebanon. Two scenarios are discussed. The first is an ideal scenario, where the government takes the lead at the policy level in forging national consensus around QA standards leading to the development and implementation of a national Quality Assurance Framework (QAF). Given the absence of a conducive policy environment for evidence-based planning and quality assurance, however, a second more pragmatic scenario is proposed, where TVET institutions independently take the lead in promoting the quality of their own education until there is the conducive political environment to champion quality assurance in TVET at the national level.