Monday, July 29, 2013

Cuurent Position

Currently I serve as the Rector of Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy at Kundasal, Pallekele, Sri Lanka.  Beside this I serve as a Visiting Lecturer to Post Graduate Institute of Science, University Of Peradeniay and An International Consultant for various development agencies.

Contact: upalisedere@gmail.com or ++94 71 533 5062

Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Complete Bio Data

CURRICULUM VITAE OF
MOHOTTIGE UPALI SEDERE, Ph.D. (Iowa)
Listed in American Biographical Institute’s International ‘Who’s Who’ 2003


AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

Education, Health and Social Sector Program Development EFA, Non-Formal Education and Child Labor, Teacher Training and Institutional Capacity Building; Program Management and Implementation; Pro-poor Education, Health and Social Sector Policy Formulation & Appraisal; Sector Program Development for SWAp; Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation; Program Coordination, Program Quality Improvement, Institutional Capacity Building, International Training- Study Placement to Support Capacity Building, Teacher Education, Social Sector Development Project Formulation, Planning, Teacher Education, Health Education Including HIV/AIDS, Vocational and Technical Education, Participatory Methods & Community Capacity Building, Project Appraisal & Supervision, Non-Formal Education and Child Labor

1. PERSONAL INFORMATION:

NAME : Mohottige Upali Sedere
Date of Birth : May, 1946 (Age: 69Yrs) Gender: Male
Civil Status : Married
Name and Relationship of Dependents:
Mrs. Mavis J. Sedere, Wife, Age 65yrs
Nationality : Sri Lankan
Mailing Address: 18, Crestwood Terrace, Hokandara Road,Talawatugoda 10116, SRI LANKA
Home E-mail : upalisedere@gnail.com (The best way to contact)
Personal Blog: http://upalisedere.blogspot.com/
Current Phone Number: Mobile: 94-71-533-5062; , 94-72-214-9747, Home Colombo: 94-11-277-4167, Home Kandy 94-81-2232515,  SIBA Office: 94 81 242-3978, Fax 94 81 242-1692
Permanent Address: #18 Crestwood Terrace, Hokandara Road, Talawatugoda,10116. Sri Lanka
Phone: 94-11-277-4167, 94-81-2232515 Cell: 94-72-214-9747

2. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
A. Ph.D. - The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA (1973-76)
Field of Study: Educational Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics
Minor: SCHOOL CURRICULUM
 M.A. - The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242, USA, and The University of Vidyalankara, Sri Lanka, (1972-75) -- (24 Credit Hrs Transferred to UoI )
Field of Study Educational Psychology, Measurement and Statistics
 B. Ed. Honors (First Class), the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1965-69)
Field of Study: Academic Subjects: Economics, & Geography,
Professional Subject: Education
EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT
3. OTHER TRAINING:

a. IT and Educational Management Information System (EMIS), Indicators and Policy Assessment
b. Computer and Technology Training: The World Bank EDI Training (1992 and 1995) and Refresher Course at American International School (May 2001) -- Competent in using Windows - Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, WordPerfect, E‑mail, Statistical Packages, and Project Management and Monitoring Software.
b. Project Management and Monitoring at the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands (July 1991)
c. Orientation to American Life at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Ka, USA - (May/June 1973) on supported by the Fulbright Foundation
d. EDI training at The World Bank, Washington, D.C. on project appraisal, management, monitoring, computer software, and technical report writing (July 1992,1993,1994 &1995).
e. ILO-Turin Center: Training Methodology 1986

4. KEY CAPABILITIES:


4.10  Program Development , Program Implementation and Evaluation (Education & Health) Management, Policy Formulation and Institutional Capacity Building)
  • Developed Secondary Education Program Within the Govt of Pakistan Policy Framework as Chief of Party ED-LINKS Project in Pakistan, American Institutes For Research (AIR): $100 Million Middle & Secondary Education Project financed by USAID; (October 2007 to 15 May 2008); The project included a substantial financing for Student and Teacher Exchange programs.
  • Served as Chief of Party to EQUIP-2 Program of EDC/USAID in Malawi (2003-2005) and was responsible for the preparation of the Education Sector Program to facilitate SWAp and also initiated policy reforms and new initiatives in view of decentralization, mitigation of major setbacks due to HIV/AIDS pandemic and developed HIV/AIDS education Policy, gaining internal efficiency of the school system to arrest high degree of grade repetition and school dropout, and address the issue of severe shortage of teachers and poor deployment of teachers in service to be included in the sector interventions. Collectively with all education sector development partners and the Ministry of Education Developing a 10 year Education Sector Strategic Plan and addressing policy issues to introduce the Sector Wide Approach to education sector. Linked to this project USAID also introduced the Professional Capacity Building Programs and annually supported a substantial number of Post-Graduate study placements at University of Massachusetts, and Virginia Tech, USA.
  • Served as Team Leader of Primary Education Development Program (PEDP) under SWAp on Quality Improvement in Primary Education in Bangladesh. Heading a large team of consultants and responsible for the improvement of all aspects relating to quality of education including in-service and pre-service teacher training, school curriculum and teacher guides, local level support system, decentralized school improvement planning and school and classroom quality;
  • q Served World Bank/DFID Education Sector Advisor on education sector planning at the Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka (May – November 2006); Addressed Policies relating to SWAp and decentralized administration, health education, social and economic disparity etc;
  • GTZ Consultant to Malawi on Education Sector Planning (March 2006 & August 2006).
  • Consultant to PLAN Tanzania (January-March 2006) in Tanzania as Senior Consultant on Vocational Training and participated in the development of Vocational Education Program for SWAp;
  • Also providing Technical Assistance to Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka (Ma –July 2006) in fine-tuning of the 10 year Education Sector Strategic Plan and addressing policy issues to introduce the SWAp to education sector.
  • New policy initiatives were addressed in the areas of community participation in primary school management, Non-formal basic education for out of school children and youth, teacher recruitment and deployment policy in view of decentralization, policy of feeder schools and preparatory class for primary school new entrants, teacher development policy, distance teacher education policy, private school expansion policy and EMIS to support monitoring and evaluation of policy framework.
  • q Also was one of the key players in preparing the Education Sector Plan of Bangladesh to facilitate the SWAp under the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education from 1996 - 2003.
  • q I have addressed various policy issues in view of Globalization and Low Income Economies in my book on: “Globalization and Low Income Economies: REFORMING EDUCATION-The Crisis of Vision” (Year 2000, universal Publishers, Florida, 400Pages)
  • http://www.universal-publishers.com/book.php?method=ISBN&book=1581127456
  • q Author of the book titled: “SECURITY BASED APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT – Global Insecurity and Issues of Personal Identification”: April 2005) Universal Publishers, Florida
  • http://www.universal-publishers.com/book.php?method=ISBN&book=1581124759
  • USAID- Creative Associate/Ground Works – Bangladesh Basic Education Sector Review Reports: Six Report as follows:
1. Overview of Basic Education Sector: June 2002
http://www.beps.net/publications/BANGLADESH%203-%20NGOS%20AS%20DELIVERERS%20OF%20BASIC%20EDUCATION.pdf
2. The Status of Gender Equity, June 2002 http://www.beps.net/publications/BANGLADESH%205%20-%20WORKING%20WITH%20GVMT%20AGENCIES.pdf
3. NGOs and Delivery of Basic Education: June 2002
http://www.beps.net/publications/BANGLADESH%203-%20NGOS%20AS%20DELIVERERS%20OF%20BASIC%20EDUCATION.pdf
4. Teachers and Teacher Training, June 2002: June 2002
http://www.beps.net/publications/BANGLADESH%203-%20NGOS%20AS%20DELIVERERS%20OF%20BASIC%20EDUCATION.pdf
5. Working With Government Agencies in Education: June 2002
http://www.beps.net/publications/BANGLADESH%203-%20NGOS%20AS%20DELIVERERS%20OF%20BASIC%20EDUCATION.pdf
6. Basic Education Program Options and Considerations: June 2002
http://www.beps.net/publications/BANGLADESH%206-%20NGOS%20AS%20DELIVERERS%20OF%20BASIC%20EDUCATION.pdf
  • Served CARE-USA/Bangladesh, was in-charge of the USAID funded CHOLEN 2 Program and EQUIP-1 Succeed Project in the Chittagong Hill Tracts Tribal Areas. Serving as an International staff and took an active role of the reorganization of programs serve as one of the 12 members of the Executive Management Team and assist CARE Bangladesh to adopt policies and procedures to gain further efficiency in funding, programming and project implementation. I also serve as a member of the Transition Management Team to reorient CARE Bangladesh programs to Rights Based Approach.
  • Team Leader Primary Education Quality Improvement (PEDPQI) Project, November 1999 -- September 2002, NORAD, Primary and Mass Education Division of the Ministry of Education in Bangladesh. As Team Leader and International Consultant to assisted government of Bangladesh to reform personnel policy of the Directorate to establish a Career Path for the Primary Education sub-sector and establish the Human Resource Development Plan for the Primary Sub-sector to support quality education; introduced HIV/AIDS education in Teacher’s Colleges Training Programs,.
  • Under the PEDPQI project planned and programmed the training of a large number of education sector professional in UK and Australia for Post graduate studies; Provided short-term training to over 500 sector professionals in the Asian Region.
  • January - April 1999, served as a SDC as Deputy Team Leader of the capacity analysis of the Directorate of Non-Formal Education in Bangladesh where policy advocacy particularly on human resource development and re-structuring of the directorate for efficiency gains is at the center of the issues,
  • September 1 – 15, 1999, served The Netherlands/NUFFIC as a Resource Person to the ‘Donor conference on Modalities of Financing of Education in the South’, The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (Nuffic), Leaden, The Netherlands.
  • August 1997- February 1998, as Regional Consultant of PLAN International ROSA reviewed education, health and livelihood programs and studied the ‘Staffing Policy and Empowerment‘ as the central issue of restructuring of the staffing policy of the 22 Field Offices of PLAN (India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) International in South Asia, Also assessed the quality of education and health programs in the Tribal Communities in Andrapradesh, India.
  • During the 1991-1996 period served as World Bank Staff (WB22672) and the Officer In-Charge of the Education Desk at the Resident Mission of the World Bank in Bangladesh. I have developed over 20 Terms of References and hired Consultants to carryout Policy Studies on several key issues and these were disseminated, discussed and fed into the World Bank Memorandums and other documents to strengthen the reforms and re-structuring processes. Some of the key issues were:
  • ·Education Sector Personnel Policy
  • ·Teacher Recruitment Policy
  • ·Teacher-in-service Training System Reforms
  • ·Teacher Training and Deployment Policies
  • ·Child to Child Health Education Program
  • ·Free Textbooks production and Distribution Policies
  • ·Textbooks Recycling Policy
  • While serving the World Bank during the period 1991/1996, I have contributed in a larger way of formulating the Non-Formal Education Policy in Bangladesh
  • In 1997 Served ILO, Sri Lanka to advise the Government of Sri Lanka on the Vocation Training Policy in Sri Lanka;
  • In 1989 Served the National Institute of Education to develop the New Teacher Education Policy in Sri Lanka,
  • In 1986 Served as Mission Member of the UNFPA Mission to advise on the Maternal and Child health and Family Planning Training Policy in the Asian and the Pacific Region,
  • In 1984 served FAO, Rome of developing the Rural Education Policy as preparatory documents to the ECSOC Meeting of the United Nations,

4.11 Teacher Development -Training/Education:
  • I have over 18 years of direct experience in teacher training. I have served as Head of Department, a Senior Lecturer (1970 – 1987) in the Faculty of Education in Sri Lanka. The University Department trained large numbers of secondary, primary and pre-school teachers. Leaving the University I joined the international development agencies where my work and leadership always had to deal with teacher training and teacher education policies and practices at various levels.
  • q In my current position as COP of ED-LINKS Project in Pakistan (2007/08) In-service and Pre-service Teacher Training is a major concern and developing effective teacher training systems, in-service teacher professional development forums and teacher performance monitoring systems were key issues that are addressed and developed
  • q As Team Leader of PEDP-2 Program TST-2 (2006/2007) I was leading a Consulting team that had to develop more effective and sustainable in-service training system for over 300,000 teachers and also review and revise the present Certificate in Education and B.Ed. curriculum in Bangladesh.
  • q Serving as COP of EQUIP-2 in Malawi (EDC- 2003/05), serving in a consortium of development partners, I was responsible for the formulation of teacher training and teacher deployment policies to support teacher supply to primary and secondary schools.
  • q As Team Leader of Primary Education Quality Improvement (NORAD), Bangladesh (2000 - 2003), I am responsible for the development of the Pre-service and In-service primary school teacher training programs. Revise and re-programming of Certificate in Education Course, developing teacher education curriculum material and practice teaching etc for all untrained teachers and new recruits, Develop the field-based in-service training system at Sub-district (Upazila) level to utilize the Upazila Resource Centers and develop linkages and the current In-service e training system (sub-cluster training) to bring qualitative change in schools and classrooms. A team of National Consultants and Teacher Trainers work with me on this. I was largely responsible for the Teacher Training Programs of the 54 Primary Teacher Training Institutes (PTIs). Also introduced Awareness Education Material on HIV/AIDS at all 54 PTIs;
  • q Serving the World Bank Adviser to the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka (July – November 2006) examined the Teacher Training System and advised on the re-structuring of the teacher training curriculum and training modalities to gain further efficiency in the system and also to link in-service teacher training system with the monitoring of learning through the National Assessment of Student Performance at Grade 5 and 8 to ensure the achievement of minimum standards by all students before the completion of the Compulsory Education Phase;
  • q Serving EDC/USAID (2003-2005) EQUIP-2 Program in Malawi as COP and as Senior Policy Adviser to the Ministry of Education, worked in close cooperation with the Teacher Education Development Unit to establish a new policy framework and a feasible Modality of Teacher Training for Malawi.
  • q Serving CARE USA (2002-2003) as Education Sector Coordinator also was much involved in developing teacher training material and also short-in-service trainings to teachers serving in the Tribal Areas;
  • q Serving the World Bank (1991- 1996), managing a $360 million complex project, I monitored the implementation of a large teacher training program which provided two rounds of training to 300,000 teachers on the revised new Competency Based Primary School Curriculum and also revised the Initial Teacher’s Training Curriculum;
  • q 1971-1987 as Senior Lecturer /Lecturer of the Faculty of Education trained Secondary School Teachers and also was Coordinating the Open University Teacher Training Program for the Pre-school teachers. In addition to this I also served as Adjunct Staff of the World Health Organization supported Regional Medical Education Unit of South Asia to train the Health Educators in the South Asian Region; Also Supervised and Guided many Post Graduate Students in Sri Lanka and have worked in close contacts with schools and teachers,
  • q 1977-1983, served the Distance Education Unit of the Ministry of Education and the External Services Division of University of Colombo to design and deliver Distance Education in Sri Lanka.
  • q Have many publications to my credit on teacher education - (See the list of publications)
  • q May 1990 served National Institute of Education to set the Teacher Education Policy in Sri Lanka.

4.12 Curriculum Development and Evaluation:

  • q Curriculum Development and Evaluation was the Elective Area of Specialization for the Ph.D. degree at University of Iowa, IA, USA. (See Reference from Prof. John McLure, Professor of Curriculum Studies)
  • q Introduced a Impact Focused Curriculum Development Model (IFC) in my recent book on Educational Reforms, June 2000 (see Web Sites:http:www.Amazon.com/book/Sedere or UPUBLISH.COM/Sedere)
  • q Technical Advisor to the Competency Based Primary Education Curriculum Development in Bangladesh, National Curriculum and Textbook Board, Dhaka, Bangladesh under Sida support, 1990/1
  • q Served as Director of UNDP supported Secondary School Curriculum Revision Project in Sri Lanka at National Institute of Education (1988/90)
  • q Developed the Agriculture Sector Training Curriculum and Evaluation System in Indonesia under FAO Project, Ministry of Education, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1987/88.
  • q Developed the Dental School Curriculum and Examination System in Sri Lanka under WHO assistance in 1986
  • q Developed the Nutrition Education M.Sc. curriculum in Sri Lanka under WHO Assistance, 1986
  • q Served WHO as Co-trainer on ‘Community Nutrition’ Trainer-Training Workshop for 13 European Countries at University of Oslo, Norway, 1986;
  • q Served the United Nations Fund for Population Activities to assess and evaluate the Maternal Child Health Training System in eight Asian Pacific countries, 1986.

4.13 Educational Assessment and Evaluation:
  • ð Earned Ph.D. (1976) and M.A. Degree in Educational Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation from University of Iowa and have specialized training on Testing, Scaling, Item Development, and Designing and Analysis. The Ph.D. Dissertation was on “The Sampling Distribution of Kristof's Reliability Coefficient, The Feldt’s Coefficient and Gutman's Lambda – 2 “ (See Journal of Educational Measurement Spring 1977) and my academic Supervisor was Prof. Leonard S. Feldt;
  • ð Worked at the American College Testing Program (1976) as a Special Consultant working on “Criterion Referenced Testing” and Worked with Dr. Robert Brennan and Dr. Richard Ferguson;
  • ð 1977 – 1987 serving as a Senior Lecturer of the Faculty of Education at University of Sri Lanka taught Educational Measurement Evaluation and Statistical Methods as a subject at Post Graduate and Under-graduate levels for over 15 years at the Faculty of Education at the University of Sri Lanka
  • ð Served as the Consultant (1986-87) to the ‘Department of Examination, The Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka to develop the Item Bank for GCE O/L Examination, and also trained all Controlling Chief Examiners of GCE O/L and GCE A/L Examinations in Sri Lanka;
  • ð Serving Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (1987-88) as Expert on Training Evaluation, I trained 120 Agriculture Training Instructors of the 31 Agricultural training Institutes in Indonesia on testing and evaluation and developed the training evaluation system and also developed and published a Manual on ‘Performance Evaluation in Agriculture Training” which is now translated to over 10 other languages.
  • ð Serving the World Bank (1991-96) I introduced the Primary School assessment system by integrating the curriculum and assessment techniques to a cohesive system. This was further supported with continuous assessment of learning.

4.14 Project and Program Monitoring and Evaluation:
  • q Specialized Training in M&E at Institute of Social Science, The Hague, The Netherlands (1991)
  • q M&E is a Component of PhD Degree Program with designing systems
  • q 1991-1996, I held the position of Project Monitor with the World Bank for over five years and was responsible for monitoring and evaluating a wide range of project activities in a US$ 360 million General Education Project in Bangladesh.
  • q 1991-1992, I designed the Monitoring System for the IFAD funded Nutrition Education Project under the Second Integrated Rural Development Project in Sri Lanka.
  • q 1996/1997, Served as Regional Consultant for the Region of South Asia (ROSA –Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka), PLAN International and Reviewed and re-designed the Monitoring and Reporting System of 22 Field Offices of PLAN International in South Asia for Education, Health and Livelihood sectors;
  • q 1985/86 Served as National Consultant to PLAN International and Designed and implemented the Monitoring System of PLAN International in 03 Field Offices in Sri Lanka.
  • q 1987/1988, Served FAO as Training Evaluation Expert and prepared and published the book on ‘Performance Evaluation’ in 1986 and it book offers a simple approach to the development of Performance Indicators.
  • q 1990/91, Served USAID as Team Leader to the Evaluation Mission to assess Phase One support for the establishment of the Central Council of Social Services and its Institutional Development Projects in Sri Lanka.
  • q 1989/1990, Served CIDA, Sri Lanka as Team Leader to evaluate 70 Women in Development Projects under Phase – 1 activities in Sri Lanka.
  • q 1989/1991 Served the Central Council of Social Services in Sri Lanka, USAID supported project, to Train NGO managers on Project and Program Evaluation
  • q 1989/1991 Served UNDP as Course Director and National Consultant in Sri Lanka in-charge of Secondary School Curriculum Evaluation Project at the National Institute of Education;
  • q 1989/1990, Served the International Cooperative Council in Asia and the Pacific to develop their Performance Evaluation Systems.
  • q 1987/1988, Served the Food and Agriculture Organization on a fixed term appointment at P-4 Level as Evaluation Expert to institutionalize the evaluation system in the 31 BLPPs in Indonesia. 1986/1987, Served World Health Organization as Project and Program Evaluation Specialist to evaluate the Medical Education and Nutrition projects in Sri Lanka,
  • q 1986/87 served WHO Copenhagen as Trainer to Train the European Region Community Nutrition Professionals on Evaluation Methodology at University of Oslo, Norway.
  • q 1986, Served UNFPA, New York, as a Mission Member of the First Comparative Evaluation Mission of Maternal Child Health and Family Planning Program in eight Asian-Pacific countries (Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia and Philippines).
  • q 1984/1987 Served PLAN International in South Asian Region to train field staff in evaluation and institutionalize the Field Office Evaluation System, and also Evaluations for Program Quality Improvement
  • q 1976/1987 taught Evaluation as a subject at University Post-graduate Programs over ten years.

4.15 Labor Force Development and Vocational & Rehabilitation Training
  • I have done several major assignments, which were done on urgency basis, with success:
  • q Team Leader -- January – March 2006: Evaluation and Assessment of Vocational Education Program in Tanzania and setting guidelines for the future programming, PLAN and Dutch Government.
  • q Consultant (May - June 2006) Supervision of Vocational Education Project in Zambia, The World Bank Mission Member, Washington D.C.
  • q Team Leader (1990/91), with USAID/CCSS Sri Lanka, carried out a Needs Assessment Survey and Designing and Planning of the Rehabilitation Training Package for 20,000 Sri Lankan Sinhalese Youth in detention camps due to JVP Insurgency Activities. The package was accepted as a creative training package.
  • q Training Consultant to the ILO Mission and ARTEP/ILO New Delhi, India to assessed the needs and designed a project to train the returning migrants as a part of the "Resettlement of Migrant Workers from Kuwait". Designed the project for the Sri Lankan returning migrant workers and assisted the ARTEP/ILO India to develop the programs in India. The total proposal for Sri Lanka was accepted and funded by donors and was financed by the Canadian Government and UNDP/ILO led consortium of donors,
  • q Training Consultant (1987- 89) PLAN International, on Income Generating Activities, South Asian Region

4.16 Vocational Education
  • q January – March 2006, PLAN International, Tanzania: Evaluated and re-programmed the Vocational Education and Training Program of the Mwanza Region. A comprehensive review of the Vocational Training System and its linkages with Post-Primary Education was studied and performance and current resources and the training model in use were critically examined and new modalities were proposed.
  • q August/September 1998: Team Leader and Manager – Study on ‘Perspective Education Sector Policy for SDC 1999/2005 - Critical examination of Formal, Non-Formal and Vocation Education Sectors in Bangladesh to Evaluate Alternative Policies for the future, Swiss Development Cooperation.
  • q Expert and Manager of the FAO Project (TCP/INS/4516) – The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to develop the Agricultural Training Evaluation System in Indonesia, 1987/88. The system was developed, trained over 120 Master Trainers and institutionalized it in 31 Agricultural Training Institutes (BLPPs).
  • q Developed the Competency Based Training Evaluation Manual (Performance Evaluation) and published by FAO and now in use in several countries 1987/88.
  • q Served PLAN International Region of South Asia (ROSA) to Review the Income Generating Projects (IGP) and Vocational Education Programs in the 22 Field Offices in ROSA and provide guidelines for further improvement of quality and impact of training, 1997.98
  • ð Consultant on Training Methodology and Training Evaluation to Institute of Construction Industry and Training (ICTAD) in Sri Lanka, A World Bank/ILO supported project, 1989/91.
  • ð Consultant on Curriculum Development and Training Evaluation to the National Co-operative Council of Sri Lanka and the International Co-operative Alliance, New Delhi, time to time during 1980 – 1997 periods.

4.17 Project Designing, Appraisal and Supervision:
  • I have being either the Team Leader or a Team member of the following Pr-Appraisal and Appraisal Missions:
  • q February 2000, Member of the World Bank’s Pre-Appraisal Mission on Continuing Education Project in Bangladesh.
  • q April 1999, Team Leader of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation’s Pre-Appraisal Mission on Comprehensive Non-Formal Education Project for the Sunamgonj Districts in Bangladesh,
  • q May 1998, Team Leader of the Sida Pre-Appraisal Mission of the Ideal Project,
  • q June 1998, Team Leader of the NORAD Appraisal Mission of the Primary Education Development Project for Quality Improvement
  • q June 1997, Team Leader of the Sida and NORAD Appraisal Mission of the Non-Formal Education Project –2 in Bangladesh
  • q August 1997, Team Leader of the NORAD Appraisal Mission of the Female Secondary Education Stipends project
  • q February 1998, Team Member of the DFID Pre-Appraisal and Review Mission of Phase II of Gonosajo Sangstha (GSS), a leading NGO in Bangladesh,
  • q April 1997, Mission Member of the Asian Development Bank’s Pre-Appraisal (fact-finding) Mission on Second Primary Education Sector Project in Bangladesh,
  • q May 1996, Team Member of the World Bank’s Pre-Appraisal Mission of the Second Education Project in Bhutan,
  • q June 1995, Team Member of the World Bank’s 2nd Pre-Appraisal Mission of the Primary Education Development Program in Bangladesh,
  • q February 1995, Team Member of the World Bank’s Pre-Appraisal Mission of the Primary Education Development Program in Bangladesh,
  • q February 1994, Team Member of the World Bank’s Pre-Appraisal Mission of the Non-Formal Education Project –1 in Bangladesh
  • q June 1993, Team Member of the World Bank’s Appraisal Mission of the Female Stipends Project in Bangladesh

4.18. Primary Education and Early Childhood:
  • I bring with me over 30 years of professional experience in the education and social sectors. My work experience in the last 15 years is mostly in Primary Education. Serving as an International Adviser to a wide range of development agencies have served in 12 different countries mostly addressing EFA interventions, ECD and Basic Education, improving Quality of Education, Increase of access, reducing wastage and gaining efficiency in systems, and formulation of policy, monitoring and evaluation of inputs, processes and output of project interventions, reforming educational systems such as teacher training, utilization of instructional material and resources, micro level planning and effective utilization of educational information systems for management are well within my key capabilities. In the last five years the main concentration in my work is on quality improvement in Primary education addressing the teacher, teaching, classroom and learning management, better student, teacher and school performance. I was also the Coordinator of the Pre-school teachers’ training program of the Open University of Sri Lanka from 1980-1987. My wife being a Pre-school teacher I share and experience early childhood education more at home.

4.19 Non-Formal Education:
  • I have made significant contribution in the area of Non-Formal Education. I wrote my first article to ‘New Frontier in Education’ an Indian Journal in 1977. Since then I have been pursuing Non-formal Education as a modality of humanizing education. While serving the World Bank during the period 1991/1996, I have contributed in a larger way of formulating the Non-Formal Education Policy in Bangladesh and preparation of the Integrated Non-Formal Education Project (INFEP) and the Non-Formal Education Project – 1 (NFE-1) in Bangladesh.
  • q February 2000, Served as Member of the World Bank’s Continuing Education Mission to Bangladesh,
  • q 1999, Team Leader of the SDC Study on ‘Future Financing of Non-Formal Education’ in Bangladesh,
  • q 1999 Designed the Comprehensive Non-Formal Education Project for the Sunamgonj District of Bangladesh as Team Leader of the Pre-Appraisal Mission of SDC, Bangladesh.
  • q In 1999 served as Deputy Team Leader of the Capacity Analysis of the Directorate of Non-Formal Education’ in Bangladesh, on a SDC appointment.
  • q 1997, Team Leader of Appraise Mission of the Sida and NORAD funded for Non-formal Education Project (NFE-2) in Bangladesh.
  • q January/February 1998, I served as a Team Member to Review Gonoshajjo Sangstha (GSS) one of the largest NGOs in the education sector in Bangladesh supported by Sida, NORAD, DFID, DGIS and EU.
  • q 1992/1996, Supervised the implementation of a Non-formal Primary Education Program by 18 leading NGOs under the General Education Project,
  • q Several Publications on Non-Formal Education:
  • · “Non-Formal Education in Bangladesh—A Resource Book”, Published by SDC, September 1999
  • · Non-Formal Education Programs – Working Paper 1, GEP Cr2118, The World Bank, 1996
  • · Bridging the Gap Between Formal and Non-Formal Education, Working Paper 3, GEP, The World Bank, 1996
  • · Formal, Non-Formal and Informal Education—A Clarification – The New Frontiers of Education, Delhi, India, 1980

4.20-: Gender Equity and Education:

  • § Active participation in UNESCO On-line Gender Forum 2004-2005
  • § Co-author of Gender Equity in Education June 2002, USAID- Bangladesh
  • § Women in Development Project Indicator : The World Bank GEP Cr2118, 1991, Bangladesh
  • § Evaluation of 70 WID Projects in Sri Lanka Under CIDA Sri Lanka Phase I Program 1989
  • § Mission Member of the World Bank Pre- Appraisal and Appraisal Team of Formulating the Female Secondary School Stipend Project in Bangladesh 1992-94

4.21 Health/Nutrition and Medical Education:
  • § Life Member of Sri Lanka Medical Education Association, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • § Active participation in HIV/AIDS and STD into education sector policies in Malawi 2003-2005
  • § Associate Staff of the World Health Organization Regional Medical Education Center at University of Peradeniya from 1977 to 1987 and have trained many public health workers on MCH/FP and Community Health Education Programs
  • § Served as Consultant to UNFPA Eight Country Comparative Evaluation Mission on MCH & FP in 1986/87
  • § Served WHO as Consultant on Community Nutrition Project Evaluation in the European Region and South Asia in 1987/8 8
  • § WHO Consultant to Developed Nutrition Training Curriculum of the Post Graduate Degrees at University of Sri Lanka 1986/87
  • § Consultant on Field Office Evaluation of Health Sector Programs of PLAN International in South Asia – India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh 1989/90
  • § 1970-1971 Served as Assistant Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at Medical Faculty, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

5. MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE:

I held the following Managerial and Coordination Position: I have managed a large number of international projects/programs where inter-agency coordination and collaboration was an important agenda –
A. COP/Project Director of $100million ED-LINKS project in Pakistan. (2007 / 2008): Hired over 200 staff and established 26 Field Offices in Islamabad, Sindh, Balochistan and FATA Regions and established close working relationships with the Government and the partner agencies. Managed $2million disbursement every month.
B. Team Leader of PEDP-2 TA Program in Bangladesh. I am responsible for the Management of 12 Consultants and Office with four local employees; Coordinate the of work of three institutions -- The National Academy for Primary Education (3 Consultants) , National Curriculum and Textbook Board (3 Consultants) and the Directorate of Primary Education (6 Consultants). Also responsible for the reporting and developing of Annual and Quarterly Operation Plans.
C. Served EDC/AED (2003/2005 in Malawi as COP of USAID EQUIP-2 Program coordinated with all the education sector development partners, including international and National NGOs in the formulation of policies and Sector Program;
D. Served Creative Associates International/GroundWorks (Year 1999/2000) on USAID BPES Studies coordinated the work with government and donor agencies and several NGOs;
E. Served NORAD as Team Leader (1999-2002) of Primary Education Quality Improvement Project I was responsible for the coordination of NORAD activities with 15 other running projects in the education sector.
F. Served CARE USA (2002-2003) as Education Sector Coordinator, I managed scattered programs in several countries and coordinated the sector under the Rights Based Approach;
G. Served the World Bank (1991-96) and being in-charge of the $360million General Education Project financed by a consortium of nine donors, and having many components in the project, I successfully coordinated and managed the project;
H. Served FAO, IFAD, Asian Development Bank, UNFPA, ILO, UNDP, WHO, SIDA, NORAD, GTZ, DGIS, DFID, USAID and SDC and working with International NGOs on community development projects in rural sector in Africa and South Asia (CARE-USA, PLAN International etc). Serving as staff of the World Bank (1991/96), I was in-charge of the bank and multi donor funded $360 million General Education Project (Cr2118BD). Serving NORAD as Team Leader from 1997- 2003, I managed the ‘Primary Education Quality Improvement Project’ ($60Million) which addressed the teacher education, institutional capacity building, learning material development issues and textbooks. Joining CARE-USA in 2002, I managed the USAID and CARE/UK funded Primary Education Projects. Currently serving EDC, I serve as the COP of the EQUIP-2 USAID program in Malawi.

5.11 Strong Strategic Planning, Management, Supervision Skills:
I have more successful in strategic planning, donor coordination and providing the leadership, vision and integration of development interventions in an environment where many development partners are work. Managing a one of the largest education programs in the world for over five years this is one skill that I have mastery. Any donor including the USAID in Bangladesh will attest this as I had high acceptance amongst all development partners and the governments wherever I have served. Serving as COP of EQUIP-2 in Malawi, I have been able to bring all development partners working in the education sector not only to develop strategies but also even to provide additional funding from DFID, GTZ and World Bank to EQUIP-2 program interventions. I believe in coordinated approach to work. I have demonstrated planning, management and supervision skills in all projects and programs that I have served in my 30 year career.

6. NGO ACTIVITIES AND CAPACITY BUILDING:
I have worked with many NGOs. Served PLAN International 1983 – 87 as Part-time Regular Staff to training PLAN Sri Lanka Staff on Programming, Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation. In 1989 PLAN International expanded my role and served as Regional Consultant on Capacity Building in the South Asian Region (ROSA) and assisted field offices in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. During the same period served Central Council of Social Services/USAID assisted umbrella organization of NGOS in Sri Lanka in capacity building in the areas of Programming, Planning and Monitoring. In the same period served CIDA in the evaluation of Phase 1 WID Program in Sri Lanka with 70 NGOs. In 1997 Joined PLAN International on full-time basis and served as Regional Adviser on Program Quality Improvement and covered 22 field offices of ROSA. In 2002 I joined CARE International under USAID projects as Sector Coordinator and managed USAID funded programs also carried out many functions on capacity building and program Monitoring and Evaluation. In the period of 1998 – 2002 serving SDC, Sida and DGIS (The Netherlands Development Agency) assisted 415 Education Sector NGOs under the umbrella of CAMPE in the capacity building and providing new directions for programming under global economy. At the time of serving the World Bank (1991-95) provided direct support to 14 NGOs in Bangladesh including BRAC in developing the Non-Formal Education Programs.

7 LEADERSHIP IN COMPLEX AND MULTI DISCIPLINARY WORK SITUATIONS:
This CV it self will speak for my ability to provide leadership at complex and multi disciplinary work situations. In Bangladesh I was serving nine donors, many NGOs and the Government. Every one of them complemented the role that I played as resident manager of such a complex $360million project. All other projects those that I have managed either serving CARE-USA in the Chittagong Hill Tracts where tribal and mainland conflicts were prevalent or PLAN International in the complex South Asian region are only additional evidence to my demonstrated capacity of managing and providing leadership to the General Education Project (Cr2218) in Bangladesh. Dr. Thomas Schmidt who was my immediate line manager at World Bank headquarters would provide any testimony to this effect.

8. EMPLOYMENT RECORD:
A. Chief Of Party (October 2007 to June, 2008), of ED-LINKS Project in Pakistan
American Institutes for Research (AIR), Washington D.C.
Salary US$122,400 per annum + Benefits and Allowances
In-charge of a US$100million, Middle and Secondary Education Project with over 200 employees;, established 26 Field Offices, Project covers Sindh, Balochistan, FATA and Islamabad Capital Territory. Closely liaison with Government of Pakistan work on Curriculum implementation, Developing Student Assessment Systems, Improve Teacher Training, Material Development Information Technology and EMIS, Capacity Building, and Policy are areas of concentration.

B. Team Leader and International Specialist in Quality Improvement in Classrooms and Schools, Directorate of Primary Education, Bangladesh, (November 2006 - Sept 2007)
Employer: Uniconsult International/Asian Development Bank
Current Salary: US$ 108,000 per annum
This includes supervision of Curriculum and Textbook related work of four consultants (2 International and 2 National); Teacher Education (2 International Consultants and 2 National Consultants); School Quality (2 National Consultants) and under the program approach work through the regular staff of National Academy of Primary Education, the Training Division of the Directorate of Primary Education, the 54 Primary Teacher Training Institutions and 481 Sub-District (Upazila) Teacher Resource Centers).

C. Free-Lancer Consultant (Sep: 2005 on wards) and Served:
· World Bank/DFID/MOE in Sri Lanka – Senior Adviser Education Sector Planning on Refining of SWAp and Education Sector Policy Framework
· GTZ/MOE in Malawi - Senior Consultant SWAp and Sector Planning including HIV/AIDS education
· PLAN International/Dutch in Tanzania– Senior Consultant – Vocational and Technical Education and integration of VTE with SWAp
· The World Bank – Senior Consultant – Vocational Education in Zambia

D Period: November 1, 2003 – July 2005
Position: Chief of Party of USAID/EQUIP-2 Program / Malawi and Senior Policy Adviser to the Ministry of Education, Malawi
Employer: Education Development Center, Newton, Ma 02548, USA
Work Place: Ministry of Education, Lilongwe, Malawi
Present Salary: Annual Salary US$94,500 + Field Allowance 15% of salary
Description of Duties:
n As Chief of Party of USAID funded EQUIP-2 Program perform all expected duties to satisfy USAID’s reporting requirements;
n As head of the EDC project perform all management and reporting requirements of the EDC
n As Policy Adviser is responsible for the preparation of a 10-year Education Sector Plan for SWAP including Primary, Secondary, Teacher and Tertiary Education (including the Universities) for Government of Malawi
n Developing the education sector policies as a perquisite to Sector Wide Approach to Education in view of the decentralization plans of government of Malawi;
n Oversee and Support the work of the EMIS Adviser on regular basis and provide management support to the work of other International and National Consultants serving in the EMIS program;
n Development of Education Sector Indicators and Annual Review Mechanisms for Joint Sector Review by the Donors and the Ministry of Education
n Management of the program including the budgeting, Finance Reporting Hiring, Deployment and Monitoring & Evaluation of the program
n Coordination of the Education Sector Activities and Programs with the other education sector donors
n Promulgation of policies and strategies to mitigate adverse developments in the education sector due to HIV/AIDS
n Promulgating policies to support education sector strategic plan, address issues of teacher recruitment, supply and deployment issues, high degree of internal efficiency of the system adding to wastage.

E. Period: September 01; 2002 – October 30, 2003
Position: Sector Coordinator (Education) at CARE-Bangladesh
Employer: CARE-USA, Human Resources, 151 Ellis Street, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
Work Place: CARE-Bangladesh
Salary: Annual Salary US$ 89,000 + Allowances – 10% CARE contribution to TIAA-CREF annuity, School Fees $14,000; Housing with utilities, Education, Car with Driver, Annual Home Leave benefits
Description of Duties:
q Implementation of USAID funded CHOLEN PROJECT AND Formulation of SUCCED Project Under USAID-EQUIP 1 Program
q Serve as a member of Senior Management Team of CARE Bangladesh
q Developing CARE-Bangladesh Policy and Strategic guidelines for the education sector
q Leading the education sector program and Projects along the Long Term Strategic Directions of CARE-Bangladesh
q Donor coordination and Liaison with government and donors
q Staff Development to achieve quality of projects and programs
q Setting project performance targets and monitoring of overall performance of projects
q Management and supervision of day today work of the education sector staff
q Pilot initiatives to refine programs and find directions
q Active participation CARE Bangladesh Health Sector activities on HIV/AIDS, STD, MCH/FP

F. Period: November 1, 1999 to the present
Position: Team Leader and International Consultant on Education & Human Resource Development
Employer: NORAD: The Royal Norwegian Embassy, Primary Education Development Project for Quality Improvement (PEDPQI), Road 111, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Work Place: Directorate of Primary Education, Primary and Mass Education Division, Ministry of Education, Government of Bangladesh and
Salary: Annual US$84,000 + Housing, Utilities, School Fees $14,000 & Vacation Leave Benefits
Description of Duties:
§ Carry out a Needs Assessment Survey of all Class I and Class II employees of the Directorate of Primary Education, including the National Academy for Primary Education and the 53 Primary Teacher Training Institutes to assess the HRD Needs to support sustainable Quality Improvement in Primary Education,
§ Produce a Human Resource Development Plan for the Directorate
§ Coordinate all activities of the other Consultants who are appointed under the PEDPQI Project
§ Implement the Overseas and National Training Components in view of the Human Resource Development Plan,
§ Provide Technical Guidance on the Re-structuring of the National Academy of Primary Education and to institutionalize changes through the implementation of the HRD Plan.
§ Guide the Implementation of the Innovative Project Components such as the setting up of the 481 Thana Resource Centers to provide technical support to primary schools through in-service training,
§ Coordinate the training related activities of all on-going activities of the seven development projects now being implemented under the Directorate.
§ Review the progress of 15 Primary Education Sector running projects for the Primary and Mass Education Division and make presentation for the Annual Review of Primary Education Sector Program for the Donors and the government.
§ Introduced NORAD material on HIV/AIDS into the Teacher Education Program
§ Additional Assignments;
§ Served SDC/The Royal Netherlands Embassy as Member of the CAMPE-Phase III Assessment Mission, January 2002
§ Served GroundWork/ Creative Associates, Washington D.C. as Education Specialist on USAID assignment, January-June 2002.

G, Free-Lance Consultant
Period: Since July 1996 / October 1999 (Held Different Positions Full-time and Part-time Short-term assignments. Since August 1998, I have been mainly serving Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Dhaka, Bangladesh as a Consultant and Team Leader to carry out studies towards the formulation of their Country Strategy.
(I) Employers: SDC: The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, House B31, Road 18, Banani, Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh
Daily Rates: Mostly on Lump Sum Contracts, Compromised rates US$360 a day
Assignments Undertaken and successfully completed:
a) November 1999 – September 2000 -- The Team Leader of the Research Study on Educational Kinesiology of The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
b) July 20 – August 30, 1999 Team Leader, Appraisal of Rural Sector Comprehensive Non-Formal Education Projects in Sunamgonj District in Bangladesh, financed by Swiss Development Corporation, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
c) March-May 30, 1999 Team Leader on Pre-appraisal study of Comprehensive Non-Formal Education Project of the Under-served Rural Four Thanas (sub-districts) of Sunamgonj District and the Under-served Urban Poverty Pockets of Bangladesh to established skill development, Income Generating Projects as a part of the Non-Formal Sector activities – Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation
d) January 15 to February 30, 1999 – Team Leader on Evaluation of Center for Mass Education and Science (CMES) – an NGO with an innovative Education Program for the children of the poor, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
e) November 15, 1998 to January 15, 1999, Team Member of System Capacity Analysis Study of the Directorate of Non-Formal Education, Bangladesh, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
f) August/September 1998: Team Leader and Evaluation Specialist –Study on ‘Perspective Education Sector Policy for SDC 1999/2005 - Critical examination of Formal, Non-Formal and Vocation Education Sectors in Bangladesh to Evaluate Alternative Policies for the future, Swiss Development Cooperation.
g) September1998 – June 1999: Authorship Contract to prepare a ‘Resource Book on Non-Formal Education in Bangladesh, Swiss Development Cooperation.

(II) Employer: Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), House 1, Road 51, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Daily Rates: US$ 400
February/June 1998. Team Leader and Education Specialist - Appraisal of IDEAL Project in Primary Education Sector in Bangladesh and Technical Assistance on Monitoring of Non-Formal Education Post Literacy Program in Bangladesh.

(III) Employer: German Technical Assistance (GTZ),
October 1st – November 15th, 1998– International Consultant - on ‘Development of Thana (Sub-Districts) Resource Centers under The Directorate of Primary Education in Bangladesh,
Lump Sum Contract: US$ 8,400 (for 20 working day based on $ 400 a day rate)

(IV). Vice President & Regional Consultant, (Part-time Basis) Asia Pacific Regional Office of SN Corporation, New York, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Period: August 01, 1997 - November 1999
Salary: US$2,500 per Month
Description of Duties:
Management and Supervision of Professional Staff, Technical Adviser on the Selection of Projects for bidding; Policy Formulation; Promotional Activities particularly with ADB, World Bank and other donors;
Quality Improvement in Technical Aspects of Preparation of Proposals for International Bidding; Monitoring of Activities of the Social Sector Projects;

(V). Regional Education Consultant – South Asia, The British Council;
Period: November 15, 1997 – February 1998
Salary: US$ 54,000+ School Fees $13000 + Housing and Other Allowances
Responsibilities:
Management of the Education Sector Professionals in the South Asian Region,
Quality Improvement in all Education Sector Programs in South Asia, particularly in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka;
Positioning The British Council in South Asia for Development Work as expected by the charter of The British Council;
Supervision of the on-going Projects of The British Council;
Positioning of the Grant Assistance Program of the British Council for better utilization of resources in Education Sector including English Teaching and Health Sector work;
Donor Co-ordination to maintain an effective and efficient relationship with the Governments and Donors in the South Asian Region.
Also served as Education and Evaluation Specialist from The British Council for DFID , Dhaka, Bangladesh. January /February 1998; Team Member – Evaluation Mission – DIFID, SIDA, NORAD, EU, DGIS – Evaluate the GSS – One of the Largest NGOs in Bangladesh, Primary Education Program.

(VI). Employer: NORAD -The Royal Norwegian Embassy, House 9, Road 111, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Title: Team Leader and International Consultant on Education
Assignments Contracted and Completed:
(a) Team Leader - Appraisal of Non-Formal Education Project – 2 of Government of Bangladesh – (SIDA and NORAD);
(b) Team Leader of Appraisal of Primary Education Development Project for Quality
Improvement for Primary and Mass Education Division of Government of
Bangladesh;
(c) Team Leader for Appraise Female Secondary School Stipends Program Phase II for future funding. And assistance on country frame programs as required.

(VII) Period: July 1996 to May 1997
Employer: PLAN International, Regional Office For South Asia (ROSA)– 50/5 Siripa Road, Colombo-5, Sri Lanka
Title: Regional Consultant for ROSA, Program Quality Improvement,
Description of Duties: Two major assignments:
· Study on the Staffing Situation and Community Empowerment in the PLAN International Region of South Asia – Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka in the 22 Field Offices;
· Review Programs and Improvement of Quality of Education Sector Programs in all 22 Field Offices to set general guidelines for Quality improvement.
· Advise on Program Quality Management and Monitoring - DATS Regional Office

(VIII) 23 September - 15 October 1996
Employer: Asian Development Bank/Manila, Philippines
Title: Member Fact Finding Mission, the Asian Development Bank, Manila, Philippines,
Duties: Fact Finding Mission, The Second Primary Education Sector Project of Bangladesh Description of duties: Fact finding, developing a costed project proposal, and preparing an aide-memoire on the Project for consideration of ADB and the Government of Bangladesh.

H. Project Monitor – The World Bank
Period: June 1991 to July 1996 (Over 05 years)
Employer: The World Bank (WB22672)
Position held: Project Monitor: General Education Project of Bangladesh, World Bank Resident Mission, Bangladesh
Description of duties:
· In-charge of the Education Desk at the Resident Mission in Bangladesh.
· Monitoring: The main responsibility was the Management and Monitoring of the donor consortium financed US$360million General Education Project (Cr2218), to achieve project objectives of providing Access to primary education, Quality Improvement in Primary Education, Institutional Capacity Building and Strengthening of Educational Planning and Management to achievement of Education for All by year 2000.
· Represent all donors of the consortium in all coordination meetings, missions and day-to-day management related matters with the Ministries and the Project Coordination Unit.
· Monitor the Experimental Project components with greater care: There were three experimental programs
(a) Non-formal Education: The General Education Project supported 18 NGOs to implement Non-formal Education Programs.. As Project Monitor, I was totally responsible for the supervision of this component and provided Technical assistance to the Standing Committee on Selection, Funding, Monitoring of the programs and to carryout formal studies and evaluation of the program to formulate policy on non-formal education
(b) Satellite Schools Program: The project supported 200 satellite schools and I was responsible for the total monitoring of the program. This was one of most successful components of the project and which led the Government to establish 20,000 satellite schools in the last 10-year period to provide access.
(c) WID Program: The project had major inputs to promote Women in Development Activities and the project Monitor was totally responsible for the development Monitoring Indicators and Supervision and Technical Assistance on these components.
· Field Supervision: One of my important tasks was to provide immediate field supervision of the project on behalf of the World Bank, SIDA, and DGIS.
ð I reviewed status and developments in the Implementation of the Project every six months;
ð Monitored and supervised the project from the Resident Mission;
ð Reported all developments to the World Bank headquarters, and to the co-financiers of the Project;
ð Represented co-financiers of the GEP at various levels and functioned as a mediator of monitoring;
ð Carried out surveys and formative monitoring studies;
ð Prepared a bi-annual status report to be circulated to all co-financiers and to the Government; and
ð Worked in very close corporation with all co-financiers and the Government.

· Donor coordination is one of the key responsibilities that I carried out at local levels.
I earned a very high reputation amongst the donors for effective donor co-ordination. Further, annually I visited the donor headquarters of Sida and DGIS to provide technical briefs.
· Team Leader: As Project Monitor, several groups of consultants worked under my leadership. The Annual School Profile Survey, Satellite Schools Studies, Non-formal Primary Education Studies were led by me. In the main supervision activities, there were sub-groups working on different aspects of the Project. The Team Leader of each working group was always passed on to me. It was the normal practice for me to prepare the draft aide‑memoire of the Joint Supervision Missions.
· Some of the Major Achievements:
o Prepared the Mid-Term Review Report, over 100 pages, of this large project on behalf of the donors to circulate to the Government and the development partners. Considering my experience, The World Bank subsequently involved me in two other Mid-Term Reviews of Projects in Bhutan (1993) and Sri Lanka (1994).
o Contributed to The World Bank's "Public Expenditure Review in the Education
o Sector" for the World Bank's Country Economic Memorandum of Bangladesh, 1993 - 1996.
o The following Sixteen monitoring studies were identified, commissioned and supervised during the period as Project Monitor:
• Development of Process, Output, and Impact Indicators (November 1991)
• A Handbook on Monitoring WID Activities (May 1992)
• School Profile Study 1992 (February 1993)
• Quality of In-service Teacher Training (February 1993)
• Report on the Progress of Physical Facilities (February 1993)
• The State of Education in Bangladesh: A Status Report (March 1993)
• The Transfer of Students - A Survey of 62 Satellite Schools (1994)
• A Study on Personnel Policy of the Education Sector, (February 1993)
• A Financing Plan for the Education Sector of Bangladesh (February 1993)
• School Profile Survey 1993 (April 1994)
• Standardization of An Achievement Test Battery for Primary Schools (1994)
• Baseline Survey of School Attractiveness Program (1994)
• Assessment of School Attractiveness Program (1995)
• A Tracer Survey of Transferred Students from Satellite Schools (1994)
• The Impact of the WI D Interventions of the General Education Project (1995)
• School Profile Survey 1994/95
· Provided technical assistance to the Project Coordination Unit and the Directorate of Primary Education on various aspects of project management, monitoring, evaluation, and quality improvement in education.
· Participated and assisted in the supervision of the following World Bank projects in addition to the normal duties in Bangladesh:
• Technical Supervision of Decentralized Examination System and Teacher Training Components of the ‘Secondary Education Project” in Indonesia, 1993/1996;
• "Higher Education Project" in Nepal, 1993 - 1996;
• "Primary Education Project" in Bhutan, 1992, 1993, 1994
• "Vocational Education Project” in Sri Lanka, 1994.
· Development of Concept Papers For Initiation of Future Projects:
o Developed the C0oncept Paper on Non-Formal Education Project that established the Directorate of Non-Formal Education and addressed the wider aspects of illiteracy issues in Bangladesh
o Developed the Secondary School Female Stipends Project (FFSSP): Initiated and developed the program jointly with Ms. Polar Valad and formulated the first project
o Coordinated the project activities of the fist SWAp in the world bank in 1994/96
o Developed the concept paper and initiated the project to establish Upazila Training Centers (URC) to support in-service teacher’ training in Bangladesh

I. Freelance Consultant on Education, Training and Development
Period: August 1989 - May 1991
(a) Employer: Central Council of Social Services/USAID, Colombo-5
· Consultant on Training and Development to the Central Council of Social Services, Colombo, on: Project Preparation, Program Planning, Evaluation and Human Resources Development. The entire training package is based on participatory experimental methods and techniques;
· Carried out a Needs Assessment Study and designed the Vocational Training Program for the Youth in Rehabilitation in Sri Lanka, USAID-assisted Project with The Central Council of Social Services, Sri Lanka;
· Developed a training package on preparation of project proposals, based on participatory techniques to be used in the training of the members of the affiliated non-government organizations (NGOs) of the CCSS; and
· Team Leader and Project Evaluation Specialist for the USAID Mission - to assess and evaluate the Performance of The Central Council of Social Services - since its inception and set out guidelines and recommendations for its future operations - USAID funded (October - December 1990).

(b) Employer: National Institute of Education (NIE) , Colombo, Sri Lanka:
Period: September 1988/ May 1991
Consultant on Curriculum Development, Evaluations and Research
· Advised and monitored the UNESCO-funded research project on Wastage in Primary Education in Sri Lanka as a part of a regional study.
· Served as Course Director of the UNDP-funded Curriculum Evaluation Project of the Evaluation Division of NIE to train the senior staff of NIE on Curriculum Evaluation and Development.

© Employer: PLAN International Region of South Asia:
Period: October 1988 to May 1991
Training and Evaluation Consultant on Field Office Program Evaluation System and Training - PLAN International - Regional Office for South Asia, New Delhi.
Trained and supervised the field staff and community groups of Badulla and Kandy field offices on baseline survey on PLAN International Development Interventions in the field offices of Sri Lanka for the Regional Office for South Asia, New Delhi, India.
Carried out an evaluation study in nine field offices in Indonesia, India and Sri Lanka.

(d) Employer:- International Labor Organization (ILO)- Bangkok, Thailand, and New Delhi, India.
Period: October 1989 – October 1990
Training Consultant to assess the needs and designed a project to train the returning Sri Lankan migrants as a part of the "Resettlement of Migrant Workers from Kuwait". The total proposal was accepted and funded by donors.

(e) Employer: IFAD, Rome, Italy – International Consultant
Period: October/November 1990 and Again in May 1991
Second Integrated Rural Development Project, Badulla, Sri Lanka. Carried out a need assessment on "Community Nutrition Training, Project Monitoring and Evaluation" and set guidelines for technical back-stopping of technical assistance to the project particularly to monitor the nutrition education program.

(f) Employer: World Health Organization WHO Copenhagen
Period: November 1990 – January 1991
Co-trainer to the Department of Nutrition Education, The University of Oslo, Norway, and conducted a one-month training workshop for European Regional Nutrition Educators on Community Nutrition.

(vii) Employer: Canadian International Development Assistance (CIDA)
Period: August – September 1990
Team Leader and International Consultant: Evaluated 70 Women in Development Projects funded by CIDA, and set and recommended operational guidelines for the next phase

(viii) Employer:- The British Council - Colombo, Sri Lanka
Period: August – October 1990
Consultant on Data Analysis: Served as a consultant to Dr Flavell on Data Processing - using SPSS Statistical Package to analyze the research data and to assist interpretation

(ix) Employer: - Department of Examination, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka
Period: June 1988 to May 1990
Served as National Consultant:
· Assisted UNDP training workshop on achievement test construction (1988/89).
· Trained the Marking Examiners of the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination and helped develop the item bank. G.C.E. (O/L) Examination, 1989.
· Trained the Controlling Chief Examiners of the G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination in paper setting and item testing.
· Assisted the Chartered Institute of Accountancy, Colombo - 7, Sri Lanka, in improving its examination system.

(x) Employer:, University of Peradeneya,, Sri Lanka
Period: August 1988 to May 1991
Visiting Lecturer: To teach Educational Measurement and Evaluation to the Post-graduate Diploma students in Teaching English as a Second Language.

J. Education, Training and Training Evaluation Expert:
Period: May 1987 - Sep 1988
Employer: Food and Agriculture Organization of the UNO, Rome, Italy
Work Station: Jakarta, Indonesia
Position held: Specialist on Agricultural Training and Evaluation,
UN INDEX FAO 82396 (Fixed Term at P-4)
Description of duties:
· Assessed the total agriculture training and evaluation system in the 31 in-service agricultural training institutes (Balai Lathihan dan Pendidkan Pertanian - BLPPs) of Indonesia;
· Developed and standardized an Agricultural Training Evaluation System and institutionalized the system to assess the performance in training;
· Prepared and published a trainers' guide on "Agricultural Performance Evaluation"- (Evaluation Performance); and
· Developed the Human Resource by training 120 Agriculture Training Instructors of the 31 BLPPs to institutionalize the new evaluation system.

K Senior Lecturer in Education
Employer: University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Period: March 1971 - May 1987
Position held: Senior Lecturer
Department of Educational Science and Medical Education
Description of duties:
· Teacher Training and Human Resources Development in the education sector and medical education sub-sector to improve the quality of education and sustain achievements in the sectors;
· Trained secondary and Primary school teachers in their profession;
· Taught Educational Measurement and Evaluation, Child Psychology, Educational Psychology, and General Methods of Teaching and Advanced Statistical Methods at The postgraduate diploma level, Bachelor of Education and Master of Arts Degree Levels;
· Supervised and guided the practice teaching of the postgraduate diploma students and the Bachelor of Education degree candidates;
· Supervised and guided Master's and PhD research students and teacher trainees in project work. Directly supervised over 40 MA and PhD students during the University career.
· Member of the WHO-supported Regional Medical Education Center at the University and served as a trainer on Education and Training Development in medical education to build the Regional Capacity of developing a sound medical education system. Served as a trainer over 10 years in medical education and assisted the training of Human Resources in the South and Southeast Asian countries during this period.
· Carried out independent research studies to contribute to developments in the field of education.
· Manager and Coordinator of the Open University Pre-school Education Program in the Central Province of Sri Lanka from 1982 to 1985. Also, taught Child Psychology in the Pre-school course.
· Served as a consultant to many international and national organizations.

L. Visiting Senior Lecturer in Education
Employer: University of Cape Coast, Ghana
Period: January - April 1983
Position held: Visiting Senior Lecturer in Education (on Sabbatical Leave)
Description of duties:
· Taught Educational Measurement and Evaluation, Statistical Methods, and Child Psychology at undergraduate and postgraduate levels;
· Guided and supervised the practice teaching of the teacher trainees;
· Guided and supervised educational research.

M. Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant:
Employer: PLAN International, Sri Lanka
Period: February 1983 - May 1987
Position held: Consultant on Monitoring and Evaluation (Part-time)
Description of duties:
· Trained the Evaluation Officers and The Group Promoters, the field staff of the Gampola, Badulla, and Kandy project areas in formulation, monitoring, and evaluation of income- generation projects. Over 250 income-generating projects were evaluated and guided.
· Monitored the Community Development Program of the institution and designed an appropriate method and techniques for monitoring and evaluation of field-level programs. PLAN International Sri Lanka Program is US$ 2-3 million a year.
· Guided and assisted in project formulation and preparation of project proposals, particularly on Income-Generating Project activities;

N. Special Consultant:
Employer: American College of Testing Program, Iowa City, USA
Period: June 1976 - August 1976
Position held: Special Consultant
Description of duties:
· Developed the credit examination system of The New York Region for the University of New York;
· Assisted the A.C.T. in criterion referenced test development.

M. Assistant Lecturer in Clinical Psychology,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Ceylon, Colombo (1970-1971)
Trained in Therapeutic Medicine by Canadian Experts from the Clark Institute of Psychiatry of University of Toronto, Canada

9. LANGUAGES AND DEGREE OF PROFICIENCY:

Language Speak Read Write
English Excellent Excellent Excellent
Singhalese (Mother Tongue) Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bhasha Indonesian Fair Fair Slightly
Italian Slightly Fair Slightly
Bangla Fair Fair Slightly

10. MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY & ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS:
. MEMBERSHIPS:

· Member of the ‘Global Educational Reforms Network,’ The World Bank, June 2000
· International Member of the ‘American Educational Research Association’ (AERA),
· Member of Advisory Council: Plan International Bangladesh Field Office (1994/97).
· Member of the Advisory body of ‘Grameen-Education Trust’ in Bangladesh 2000
· Regional Adviser of Technical Assistance Link International, 1994/2001
· President -- The Sri Lankan Association in Bangladesh (1991-93).
· International School, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1992, 1994).
· Patron to the "Anthodaya Development Council", an NGO in Sri Lanka.
· Member WHO Nutrition Education Network – since 1986
· Life Member Sri Lanka Medical Education Society – Since 1976

11. ACADEMIC DISTINCTION:

· Awarded Fulbright Scholarship to study for the PhD degree at the University of Iowa, USA, from 1973 to 1976.
· Best Performer’s Exhibition Award from University of Ceylon, 1966
· Maiden First Class Holder in The Special Degree of Bachelor of Education Degree from University of Ceylon, 1969
· Best Performance Award at G.C.E (A/L) All Island Public Examination December 1965

12. COUNTRIES OF WORK EXPERIENCE:
I have worked in the following countries: Bangladesh (10years), Bhutan (1992-96 one month every year), Ghana and Nigeria (03 months), Indonesia (over 18 months), India (1987/91 – 02 month every year, and 1996/97 0ver 3 months), Italy (01 year), Malawi (18 Months), Nepal (1992-1997)– two to four weeks every year), Pakistan ( 2007/2008-Currently on long term assignment; Previously several short supervision visits 1996-97 with PLAN and 2002-2003 with CARE), Philippines -- on UN, Asian Development Bank and PLAN International Missions, Norway (03 Months on WHO and University of Oslo), Thailand (since 1985 several short – term assignments), Tanzania (January – March 2006); Sri Lanka (over 18 years); Zambia (One Month), Have made several official visits to Sweden with Sida and the Netherlands (on Management of Sida and DGIS funds at World Bank and also for NUFFIC conference), United States (Over 06 years).

13. EXPERIENCE IN UNIVERSITY TEACHEING/TRAINING: AND RESEARCH

A. Served for 18 years as Senior Lecturer/Lecturer/Assistant Lecturer in Education in the Faculty of Education of University of Ceylon, Sri Lanka, Peradeniya and Colombo (1970-87).
B. Have Published a large number of research studies
C. Have guided over 40 Post-graduate MA, Ph.D. and MD studies at University of Sri Lanka, including core-supervision of to M.D. Candidates of the Post Graduate Institute of Medicine.
D. Served as Visiting Lecturer to the Open University of Sri Lanka (1980-87).
E. Served as Senior Staff Associate to the Southeast Asian Regional Center of the WHO on Medical Education and assisted the training of health personnel in the region (1978-87).
F. Served as Visiting Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of Cape Cost, Ghana (January-April 1983).
G. Served as Graduate Research Assistant to the Teleto Project of the College of Education, University of Iowa, USA (1975/76).
H. Served as Assistant Lecturer in Clinical Psychology in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (1970-71).

14. LIST OF RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION:
A. Published Reference Materials:
SEDERE’S PUBLICATION LINKS:

http://www.universal-publishers.com/book.php?method=ISBN&book=1581127456

http://www.universal-publishers.com/book.php?method=ISBN&book=1581124759

http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/Home.portal?_nfpb=true&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=SEDERE&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=au&_pageLabel=ERICSearchResult&newSearch=true&rnd=1210937575548&searchtype=basic

http://www.google.com.bd/search?hl=en&q=UPALI+M.+SEDERE&btnG=Search&meta=

http://www.beps.net/publications/BANGLADESH%201%20Overview%20of%20Basic%20Education%20Sector.pdf

http://www.beps.net/publications/BANGLADESH%20REPORT%202-%20GENDER%20EQUITY.pdf

http://www.beps.net/publications/BANGLADESH%203-%20NGOS%20AS%20DELIVERERS%20OF%20BASIC%20EDUCATION.pdf

http://www.beps.net/publications/BANGLADESH%204-%20TEACHERS%20AND%20TEACHER%20TRAINING.pdf

http://www.beps.net/publications/BANGLADESH%205%20-%20WORKING%20WITH%20GVMT%20AGENCIES.pdf

http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01/0000019b/80/23/4a/43.pdf


B. Published Reference Materials:

Higher Education in Asia:Current Status and Challenges: Keynote Address at Developing Education for a Better Asia One Asia National And International Seminar Program July 16, 2014 at University of Kelaniya, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka


PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF THE GEORGIA EDUCATION MANAGEMENT PROJECT (EMP), USAID January 11, 2013

Women and the Teaching Profession Exploring the Feminisation Debate, Commonwealth Secretariat and UNESCO,  September 2011 

Skills Development Portfolio Review: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation SDC, Bangladesh, April 27, 2012

(1) Child Labor in Sri Lanka, Chapter in Greenwood Encyclopedia on Child Issues Worldwide, Inc January 2008
(2) Delineation of An Educational Policy Framework For the Developing Nations in Meeting the Emerging Global Challenges by Year 2050, (ERIC: ED500041), J. E. Jayasuriya Memorial Lecture Feb 2008, Colombo, Sri Lanka,
(3) Impact of Educational Reforms: With a South Asian Perspective; (March 2008), Key Note Address at International Educational Reforms Conference at IED, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan; http://www.aku.edu/ied/conference2008/keynote.shtml
(4) Context of Educational Reforms in Sri Lanka: Then and Now, C.W.W. Kannangara Memorial Lecture October 2005, Ministry of Education, Colombo, Sri Lanka (ERIC: ED494337).
(5) Primary Education Teacher Deployment Policy in Malawi,(February 2005), Ministry of Education, Lilongwe, Malawi (ERIC:ED500943)
(6) Malawi Basic Education Policy Recommendations , Feb 2005, Ministry of Education, Lilongwe, Malawi (ERIC: ED500913)
(7) Some Principles of Assessment and Evaluation of Teacher Education, (2005), Facets of Education, Ministry of Education, Colombo, Sri Lanka, (ERIC: ED500915 )
(8) Emotional and Social Competence: October 2005, Convocation Keynote Address 2005, Rajarata University, Sri Lanka (ED500912)
(9) “SECURITY BASED APPROACH TO DEVELOPMENT “Global Insecurity and Issues of Personal Identification” ; April 2005, Universal Publishers, Florida, 200pages;
http://www.universal-publishers.com/book.php?method=ISBN&book=1581124759
(10) ‘International Co-Operation In Education: From Aid To Partnership ". Independent University, Dhaka, Bangladesh Special Issue 2005;
(11) Overview of the Basic Education Sector, Report #1, Bangladesh Education Sector Review, BEPS Activity, Creative Associates International/USAID, Washington D.C. June 2002, (Co-author); http://www.beps.net/publications/BANGLADESH%203-%20NGOS%20AS%20DELIVERERS%20OF%20BASIC%20EDUCATION.pdf
(12) Teacher Education in Bangladesh, Report #4, Bangladesh Education Sector Review, BEPS Activity, Creative Associates International/USAID, Washington D.C. June 2002, (Co-author); http://www.beps.net/publications/BANGLADESH%204-%20TEACHERS%20AND%20TEACHER%20TRAINING.pdf
(13) NGOs as Deliverers of Basic Education, Report # 3, Bangladesh Education Sector Review, BEPS Activity, Creative Associates International/USAID, Washington D.C. June 2002, (Co-author); http://www.beps.net/publications/BANGLADESH%203-%20NGOS%20AS%20DELIVERERS%20OF%20BASIC%20EDUCATION.pdf
(14) Working with Government Agencies, Report #5, Bangladesh Education Sector Review, BEPS Activity, Creative Associates International/USAID Washington D.C. June 2002, (Co-author); http://www.beps.net/publications/BANGLADESH%205%20-%20WORKING%20WITH%20GVMT%20AGENCIES.pdf
(15) Basic Education Program Options and Considerations, Report #6, Bangladesh Education Sector Review, BEPS Activity, Creative Associates International/USAID, Washington D.C. June 2002, (Co-author); http://www.beps.net/publications/BANGLADESH%203-%20NGOS%20AS%20DELIVERERS%20OF%20BASIC%20EDUCATION.pdf
(16) Status of Gender Equity, Report #2, Bangladesh Education Sector Review, BEPS Activity, Creative Associates International/USAID, Washington D.C. June 2002, (Co-author); http://www.beps.net/publications/BANGLADESH%20REPORT%202-%20GENDER%20EQUITY.pdf

(17) Some Principles of Assessment and Evaluation in Teacher Education, In Facets of Teacher Education (in press), National Authority on Teacher Education. Ministry of Education, Colombo, Sri Lanka (submitted October 2001) (ERIC:
(18) “Effectiveness of Brain-Gym on Student Performance” – SDC Study on Educational Kinesiology, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Dhaka, Bangladesh November 2000
(19) The Sector Support Approach to Financing Basic Education: Lessons from Bangladesh, Prospects -- The Journal of the UNESCO, Paris, #116, PROSPECTS, December 2000 (ERIC: ED450058)
(20) GLOBALIZATION & LOW-INCOME ECONOMIES-- REFORMING EDUCATION – THE CRISIS OF VISION: Pages 404, ISBN 1-58112-745-6, Universal Publishers, Florida, USA - (Internet: http://www.universal-publishers.com/book.php?method=ISBN&book=1581127456 May 2000. (See the attached PDF File for a recent book review in the British Journal of Comparative Education by Prof. Angela Little)
(21) he Decline in Human Development Index: The Bangladesh Experience in Financing Basic Education and the Lessons to Learn, (A paper presented at The Education in The South: Modalities of International Support Revisited); The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher education (Nuffic), September 2 –5, 1999.
(22) NGOs: Community Empowerment – “The Minipe Model” – PLAN International Sri Lanka, The paper submitted to ‘Adult Education and Development, The Journal of Institute for International Cooperation of The German Adult Education Association - IIZ DVV, October 1999.
(23) Malnutrition and Development - A Case Study of Sri Lanka; Journal of the Center for Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) -- in June 1998 Issue.(ERIC: ED338900)
(24) Non-Formal Education in Bangladesh – A Resource Book, Pages 200, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Dhaka, July 1999.
(25) Bridging the Gap Between Formal and Non-formal Education: Findings of an Experimental Program; Working Paper No. 3, World Bank (May 1996).
(26) Satellite Schools Pilot Program, Working Paper No. 1, World Bank (June 1995).
(27) Non-formal Primary Education, Working Paper No. 2, World Bank (October 1995).
(28) Problems of Testing in Primary Schools - National Curriculum and Textbook Board Publication, Dhaka, Bangladesh (1994).
(29) Classroom Practice of Educational Measurement and Evaluation - A Third World Lead Story, UNESCO, Bangkok (1993).
(30) Second Cycle Development Problems and the Role of Adult Education - A Case Study of Sri Lanka Adult Education - The Quality of Life, The Journal of the Asian and South Pacific Bureau for Adult Education, Canberra, Australia (1991).
(31) Disparities in Achievement: Publication of the National Institute of Education and UNICEF, Sri Lanka (available in English, Singhalese, and Tamil languages, 1991).
(32) Schooled Illiteracy in Sri Lanka, Adult Education and Development, German Adult Education Association, No. 35, 1990. (Available in English, German, and Spanish).
(33) A Systematic Approach to Curriculum Evaluation - Chapter on Curriculum Evaluation, UNDP/NIE Sri Lanka, May 1989.
(34) Developing a Student Profile - Chapter on Curriculum Evaluation, UNDP/NIE Sri Lanka, May 1989.
(35) Impact Evaluation - Chapter on Curriculum Evaluation, UNDP/NIE Sri Lanka, May 1989
(36) An Introduction to Curriculum Evaluation: Chapter on Curriculum Evaluation, UNDP/NIE Sri Lanka, May 1989
(37) Formulation of Goals and General Objectives of Education: Chapter on Curriculum Evaluation, UNDP/NIE Sri Lanka, May 1989
(38) Achievement in First Language and Mathematics in the Under-privileged Schools in Sri Lanka - A Research Report published by the National Institute of Education, Maharagama, Sri Lanka, 1989
(39) Interpretation of Test Norms - Chapter on Achievement Testing; Evaluation Division, National Institute of Education, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1989. (Written in Sinhala.)
(40) The Basic Concepts of Educational Measurement and Evaluation, Chapter on Achievement Testing, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1989. (written in Sinhala)
(41) A GUIDE TO PERFORMANCE EVALUATION FOR COMPETENCY-BASED TRAINING PROGRAMS IN AGRICULTURE - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Jakarta, Indonesia, (also available in Bahasa Indonesia and several other languages), 1989.
(42) A Systematic Approach to Community Nutrition Work - World Health Organization, Regional Office for Europe, Copenhagen, 1987
(43) Influence of Natural Experience on the Growth of Mathematical Concepts - A Piagetian Study with Sri Lankan Children; Modern Sri Lanka Studies The Journal of the University of Peradeniya, 1987.
(44) The Challenge of Future Education - Kaleene Sanvade - (in Singhalese) Mahajana Publishers, Colombo, 1987
(45) Training Methodology - Chapter 4 of the Final Report on Comparative Evaluation of MCH/FP Training in Asia and the Pacific, United Nations Fund for Population Activities, New York, 1986.
(46) Psychological Needs and Priorities as Perceived by the Urban Adolescents of Sri Lanka - Addiyapane Viddaya - The Journal of the Department of Education of the University of Peradeniya (in Singhalese), 1986.
(47) Secondary School Teacher Characteristics, as Perceived by Principals, Teachers, and Students - Modern Sri Lanka Studies - The Journal of the University of Peradeniya, 1986.
(48) University Education and the National Policy in Sri Lanka - An Invitation Lecture at the 25th Anniversary of the Sri Lanka National Students Union, Colombo, 1985 (Singhalese).
(49) The Psychomotor Domain and Review of Its Classifications - Addiyapane Viddya, The Journal of the Department of Education of the University of Peradeniya, 1984. (Singhalese)
(50) Rural Education Policies and Performance, 1975-82 - A Progress Report - based on UNESCO materials; prepared for The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy, 1984.
(51) A Study of the Objectives of Teacher Education, Research Report No. 1, Department of Education, University of Peradeniya, 1983. (Singhalese)
(52) Scaling Methods for Social Science Research - Vol: Social Science Research Methodology, National Science Council of Sri Lanka UNESCO assisted Project, 1983.
(53) Formal, Non-formal, and Informal Education - A Clarification, New Frontiers in Education, New Delhi, India, 1981.
(54) Adolescence - Child Development Series: A Monograph; Hondahita Publishers, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 1980, (Singhalese) And Second Print 2000
(55) Criterion Referenced Measurements - New Frontiers in Education, New Delhi, 1979.
(56) Introduction of Educational Measurement - A Textbook, Deepa Press, Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 1977, (Singhalese).
(57) The Sampling Distribution of Kristof's Reliability Coefficient, The Feldt Coefficient and Gutman's Lambda - 2, Journal of Education Measurement, U.S.A., Spring 1977.(ERIC: ED1163242)
(58) An Introduction to Educational Psychology - A Textbook, Deepa Press, Kelaniya, 1973, (Singhalese).

B. Seminar Papers:

(1) Policy Papers : Malawi Education Sector Papers 1 -10, 2005
(2) An Analytical Review of the FY1999/2000 Primary Education Development Related Project Performance and the Proposed Program for FY 2000/2001, Annual PEDP Review Conference, Royal Norwegian Embassy, 22 May 2000.
(3) Review of Status of Thana Resource Centers under The Primary Education Development Program, Directorate of Primary Education, TRC Inaugural Seminar, UNICEF, Dhaka, January 2000
(4) Test Theory and Some Critical Observations of the General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level) Examination; Keynote address at the Conference of the Controlling Chief Examiners for Quality Improvement of the G.C.E. (A/L) Examination, Department of Examination, Ministry of Education, Colombo-2, Sri Lanka, March 1990.
(5) Some Considerations in the Adaptation of the American Course Unit System at Universities in Sri Lanka; Invitation Lecture at the Seminar of The Faculty of Arts of the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, March 1990.
(6) Consideration in the Formulation of a Teacher Education Policy for Sri Lanka - Keynote Address given at the National Seminar on Education Policy - National Institute of Education; Maharagama, Sri Lanka, November 8, 1989.
(7) Some Empirical Data on the Lower Bound Properties of Co-efficient Alpha when Part Tests are Unequal in Length; The Sri Lanka Journal of Education research NIE Maharagama, Sri Lanka, 1989.
(8) A Scale of Perception of Teacher Personality Characteristics - An Assessment Instrument - The Journal of the University of Peradeniya, 1988.
(9) The Role of Training Evaluation - Paper presented at the AAETE Professional Seminar, Ministry of Agriculture, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1988.
(10) An Evaluation of the Training Methodology Adopted in the Training of MCH/FP Manpower in Bangladesh - UNFPA, New York, (Country notes of Comparative Evaluation Mission), 1986.
(11) An Evaluation of the Training Methodology Adopted in the Training of MCH/FP Manpower in India - UNFPA, New York, (Country notes of Comparative Evaluation Mission), 1986.
(12) An Evaluation of the Training Methodology Adopted in the Training of MCH/FP Manpower in Sri Lanka - UNFPA, New York (Country notes of Comparative Evaluation Mission), 1986.
(13) Methods and Techniques of Evaluation in Vocational Training - A Paper presented at the Trainer Training Program of the Sri Lanka Construction Industry Training Program, The British Council Project, Colombo, 1985.
(14) An Approximate Method of Estimated Composite Test Reliability with Unequal Length Part Tests - Paper presented at 34th Annual Session of the Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science, 1978.
(15) Literacy in Sri Lanka - Paper presented at the 34th Annual Session of the Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science, 1978.

C. Appraisal and Evaluation Reports and Workshop Reports

(1) Sri Lanka - Education Sector Development Framework and Program, November 2006
(2) Tanzania - Mid Term Evaluation Report on Vocational Training Centers in Mwanza, Tanzania, PLAN International Tanzania, 2006
(3) Malawi - Education Sector Plan: 2005 -2015; Strategic Plan for the Implementation of the Malawi Policy Investment Framework, Ministry of Education, Malawi, January 20, 2005
(4) Malawi - Education Sector Performance Indicator - JSR 2005, Ministry of Education, Malawi
(5) Bangladesh-Institutional Capacity Building Through Human Resource Development For Quality Improvement: Directorate of Primary Education & Royal Norwegian Government Assisted Primary Education Quality Improvement Project, December 2000.
(6) Bangladesh - Future Financing of Non-Formal Education in The Context of Bangladesh Education Sector, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, September 30, 1999
(7) A Pre-Appraisal Study On Providers Of Functional Skills Education and Assessing Under-Served Areas: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, March 1999
(8) Systems Capacity Analysis of the Directorate of Non-Formal Education: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, March 1999 (Co-authored with Dr. Rudolf Schoch of SDC)
(9) Assessment of IDEAL Project, Bangladesh, for Sida Support: May 1998
(10) Appraisal Report of Non-Formal Education – Project 2 of the Directorate of Non-Formal Education, Bangladesh for Norwegian and Sweden Government Assistance; May 1997
(11) Appraisal Report on Secondary School Female Stipends Project for Norwegian Assistance, August 1997
(12) South Asia: Community Empowerment and Staffing, PLAN International ROSA, January 1998
(13) A Review of Education Sector Investment Program in ROSA, PLAN International, ROSA, January 1998
(14) Evaluation Study of Housing and Shelter Projects of South Asia - (covers selected field offices of PLAN International in India, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia), PLAN International, Rode Island; USA, 1991.
(15) Sri Lanka -An Evaluation of "The Performance of The Central Council of Social Services, Sri Lanka", USAID Evaluation Report, 1991
(16) Training Need Assessment of The Kuwaiti Returning Migrant Workers” ILO, ARTEP, New Delhi, India, 1990.
(17) "Evaluation of CIDA Women in Development Phase 1 Activities", CIDA, Colombo-5, Sri Lanka, September 1990.
(18) Project Proposal on "Vocational Training for the Youth in Rehabilitation", Central Council of Social Services, Sri Lanka, USAID-Assisted Project, August 1990.
(19) Training Workshop Report on "Baseline Survey for Community Development", Plan International, Kandy, Sri Lanka, August 1990.
(20) Training Workshop Report on "Baseline Survey for Community Development", Plan International, Badulla, Sri Lanka, August 1990.
(21) Workshop Report 1: on "Curriculum Evaluation" - the UNDP/National Institute of Education - Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 1990.
(22) Workshop Report 1: on "Curriculum Evaluation" - the UNDP/National Institute of Education - Colombo, Sri Lanka, September 1989.
(23) A Workshop Report on Pre-testing Prototype Manual on Performance Evaluation - FAO, TCP/INS/6760, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1988.
(24) A Workshop Report on Performance Evaluation for Agricultural Training - FAO, TCP/INS/6760, Jakarta, Indonesia, 1987.
(25) Feasibility Studies and Project Proposals on Income-Generating Activities - A Workshop Report, USAID Assisted, Plan International, Sri Lanka, 1985.
(26) Income-Generating Project Evaluation - A Workshop Report, USAID-Assisted, Plan International, Sri Lanka, 1985.