This report examines existing synergies in basic and non-formal education in support of the organizational renewal of educational systems. The case studies and analytical reports provide an overview of synergies at the regional level and provide the basis for further synergies. Many of the profiled programmes capitalize on alternative delivery, communication and media channels. They focus on target groups whose access to education has traditionally been limited.

During this research,the case studies reiterate what has long been known within NFE (non formal education) provision - that people learn,and are often more efficient at learning,in ways different from those often in evidence, or explicitly valued,in formal school settings.In fact many community- learning structures may not be considered "educational" at all according to our traditional understanding of that term. Nevertheless, the learning that results often contributes to the capacity to learn knowledge that is formally valued in society.