Center for International Cooperation on Education Development (CICED) held a session in frames of READ conference, at which representatives of Armenia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan shared experience and results achieved by their countries in the course of cooperation with READ (Russia Education Aid for Development) program.

Participants of the discussion noted that developing countries are obliged to establish cooperation with international institutions and education development programs, since their own potential in this area is very limited. Thus, organization and conduction of international comparative research in the field of education quality assessment made it possible for them to gain experience in localization, adaptation and development of assessment tools, as well as to compare own research outcomes with such of other countries. Participation in workshops and trainings for educators organized in frames of READ, allowed specialists to implement the experience of leading specialists and organizations in the field of education development and contributed to building expert capacity in READ partner countries.