Honduras: Educational Progress Report

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The period 2017 - 2022 has been difficult for Honduras, immersed in an economic, social, and political crisis. Additionally, during the last two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has altered the entire social dynamic. However, the pandemic brought education back to the forefront of citizens' concerns. Education has returned to the forefront of the social agenda in Honduras. This presents an opportunity to rethink and propose improvements to the Honduran education system, particularly at the pre-basic, basic, and high school levels addressed in this report.

The Honduras Educational Progress Report 2022 comes to add to the documents that were possible thanks to the PREAL-FEREMA alliance at the time, which produced the Honduras Educational Progress Reports 2002, 2005, and 2010, and from 2015 with the Technical Assistance of the Inter-American Dialogue and the financial support of USAID-AIR through the LAC Reads Capacity Program, the Educational Progress Report 2017 and the present IPEH 2022. 

This report includes the analysis of the pre-basic, basic, and high school educational levels, and is the result of an extensive review of studies, reports, and national and international statistical data, as well as interviews with officials and consultants of the Ministry of Education, departmental and municipal directors, teachers of the different levels of the educational system, and subject specialists.


  1. Improve coverage so that all children have access to pre-school, elementary, and middle school education.
  2. Increase student learning levels.
  3. Implement programs and projects aimed at reducing educational inequalities.
  4. Reduce school dropout rates, especially in the third cycle of elementary and middle school.
  5. Strengthen the management of the education system, particularly accountability, transparency, and monitoring, relying on community participation.
  6. Strengthen the functions of evaluation, accreditation, and certification.
  7. Strengthen the management of human resources, in addition to initial and ongoing training.
  8. Significantly increase investment in education.


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