As part of an ongoing effort to increase decentralized decision-making and responsibility for schools in Nepal, World Education has developed the Quality Education Resource Package (QERP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, UNICEF, and local partners. The Quality Education Resource Package is a "toolkit" of materials and activities designed to empower parents, teachers and students to address various issues in their schools related to improving the quality of education. Some of the key quality issues addressed by QERP are improved school management, greater participation of parents and communities through PTAs, improvement of school facilities to meet minimum standards, the use of child-centered teaching, improved achievement in Grade One, and inclusion regardless of caste, ethnicity, socio-economic status, disability and working status.
Each school that receives the Quality Education Resource Package is provided with games, posters, art materials, brochures and modules on priority topics, a lithograph machine and radio, and a Resource Manual. They are also given a basic library with reference books and maps for the children. World Education and its partner organizations work with parents, teachers and students to make use of these materials by visiting the schools regularly to help them identify the priority issues they want to address. Initially piloted in 2000 schools, there are plans to expand the use of the QERP to all 26,000 primary schools across the country with support from UNICEF and Danida.