Governance Structure


SEA-PLM's Governance Structure


Governance structure

About the institutions
  1. Regional Steering Committee
  2. Technical Advisory Group
  3. SEA-PLM Secretariat
  4. National Steering Committee
  5. National Technical Teams
  6. Technical Support

The Regional Steering Committee oversees all strategic decisions on technical, operational, reporting and fundraising issues for the duration of a SEA-PLM assessment cycle. Co-Chaired by SEAMEO and UNICEF the Committee is composed of Core and Honorary members. Core members are the countries participating in the current assessment round and Co-Chairs of the Technical Advisory Group. Honorary members are all non-participating ASEAN and SEAMEO countries and key partners. A Regional Steering Committee meeting is hosted annually to report on programme progress.

The Technical Advisory Group provides independent scientific and technical advice to the Regional Steering Committee and SEA-PLM Secretariat on methodology and reports, ensuring scientific reliability of assessment methodology and results. The group is composed of international and regional experts in assessment nominated for the duration of a SEA-PLM assessment cycle. A Technical Advisory Group meeting is hosted annually to report on technical programme progress and orientate methodology and products.

The SEA-PLM Secretariat coordinates the day-to-day programme management of SEA-PLM, its technical, communication and fundraising activities, and is co-managed by SEAMEO Secretariat and UNICEF EAPRO. The SEA-PLM Secretariat is housed at SEAMEO Secretariat in Bangkok and is comprised of staff from SEAMEO Secretariat and UNICEF EAPRO. You can contact the Secretariat in the contact section of this website.

The National Steering Committees are established in each participating countries and oversee the national implementation and funding of SEA-PLM. The Committees provide guidance and leadership to the National Technical Teams and play an important role in supporting the use of results to inform educational policies. The National Steering Committees are responsible for reporting country level outcomes to the Regional Steering Committee.

National Technical Teams are the responsible unit for implementing SEA-PLM in each participating country. Team members are appointed by the participating Ministry of Education and are responsible for providing management of the SEA-PLM process at the national level and ensure that all key partners are aware of SEA-PLM activities and its implications.The National Technical Teams cover a range of specialisations and functions, including the team manager, a sampling expert, a data manager, logistics and administration officers, each of whom act as the core support mechanisms for SEA-PLM. The team undertake their different roles and responsibilities with the support of contracted experts and key partners.

The Technical Support is composed of contracted experts to provide assessment expertise and support to SEA-PLM Secretariat and the participating countries. The external expertise is contracted by the SEA-PLM Secretariat to undertake different missions at the regional and national level to support assessment design, implementation, quality assurance, reporting and research, and providing capacity building and technical advice to the Secretariat and participating countries.