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Strategic Framework

Strategic Framework

Actualizado: 04 de marzo de 2016


The strategic framework of the Ministry of Education for period 2015-2025 establishes the structure that will enable progress towards making Colombia the most educated country in Latin America, and achieve the strategic objectives of the four years period in education set out in the National Development Plan 2014-2018: Together for a new Country, Peace, Equity and Education. Under this framework, this document defines the top purpose of the entity by 2025, its vision and the vision of the education sector by 2018, the ratification of the mission as well as the definition of principles of action, strategic objectives, initiatives, programs and projects of the ministry.


Achieving educational quality to make better human beings, citizens with ethical values, competent, respectful of the public, who exercise human rights, fulfill their duties and live together in peace. An education that generates legitimate opportunities for progress and prosperity for the citizens and for the country.
Achieving a competitive, relevant education which will help to close gaps of inequity and in which the whole society participates. 

Top purpose 2025

"Colombia will be the most educated country in Latin America in 2025": In 2025 Colombia will have a system of high quality education for all. Education will generate equal opportunities and economic development, enabling the social transformation of the country, greater equity and the consolidation of peace. In this process -in which Education will be the main national priority- parents, children and youth, teachers, government, and civil society will participate. An adequate funding will be available to get the best education in Latin America.

The action lines to achieving Top Purpose 2025 are:

· Teaching excellence
· Colombia bilingual
· Colombia free of illiteracy
· Daytime school only
· Access to a quality Higher Education

Principles of action

1)    Lead
2)    Serve
3)    Transform
4)    Inspire

Vision from the sector

In 2018, Colombia achieves a transformation of the entire education sector by encouraging educational quality and ongoing assessment as the main premise, with sufficient resources, and the sector is recognized as the leader and protagonist of economic and social development.

All children, from birth, have the same opportunities of access to education and a coverage with comprehensive quality care. In schools, children study more hours, in suitable places, with technology and materials until 11th grade, and are also better nourished. The goal of improving the Synthetic Quality Index is met.

The teaching profession is attractive, and teachers are proud of being key players in the transformation of Colombia. They also have all the tools for teaching and linking best practices to their daily vision, allowing innovation to reach all corners of the country.

Parents, teachers, students, and directors of educational institutions work together in order to obtain the top purpose of making Colombia the most educated country in Latin America in 2025.

Young people willing to be admitted to higher education have the necessary skills and a broad portfolio of financing options to access Colombian universities which have achieved a high quality and international recognition. Getting to be a technician or a technologist is a realistic option that generates pride.

Vision From the Ministry of National Education  

In 2018, the Ministry of Education is the leading entity of the National Government, with international recognition, attracting the best talents, and is a 100% focused on making Colombia the country more educated in Latin America in 2025. It is an innovative entity, creative, efficient, generator of research and knowledge for the country and for the world. The ministry is an exemplary entity in implementation.

This purpose will be achieved through the renovation of an organizational culture that has relied on a more flexible and horizontal work structure, where it is possible to balance life and work, and where trust and companionship are the most important values.

Its officials are proud and happy to work in the Ministry of National Education to achieve greater productivity and efficiency. It promotes a balance between personal and professional lives of its employees, with a modern and inclusive organizational environment that generates spaces and feelings of well-being. All this makes it the most desired company to work.

Strategic Objectives


Improve results in languages, science, and math, measured by standardized tests (Saber and Pisa)
Increase program coverage and high-quality universities

Tracer goals PND 2014-2018:

Indicators OE-01-PBM - Goals
Percentage of public schools in categories A+, A and B in Saber 11 tests    45%
Percentage of the population evaluated in the official sector in the Saber 5 tests, that improve the level of success, compared to the baseline    12%
Percentage of students of the official sector evaluated with level B1 or higher in English, according to the Common European Framework    8%
Percentage of students with daytime school only    30%
Gross enrollment rate in secondary education    83%

Indicator OE-02-ES  - Goal
Coverage rate of high quality in higher education (universities or accredited programs)    20%


Objective OE-01-PBM
Increased coverage and quality in pre-school, basic, and middle education

Objective OE-02-ES
Development of quality higher education, and access to it

Objectives OE-01-PBM/OE-02-ES
Transformation and strengthening of institutional and territorial management


Early Childhood Education Program - Early Childhood
PBM Quality Program
PBM Coverage, Equity and Permanence Program
Educational Infrastructure Subprogram
School Feeding Subprogram

Quality of Higher Education Program
Development of Higher Education Program

Program for Institutional and Territorial Transformation and Strengthening



Strategic Framework