The New Year started well for resident of St. Kitts-Nevis education expert, Dr. Neva Pemberton, as she arrived in Paris to undertake a 6-month intensive training programme organised by UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). Over the coming months in Paris, Dr. Pemberton will be exposed to in-depth training on educational planning and management, exploring fields such as statistical tools and indicators, strategies and policy options, projects, budgets, and performance assessment frameworks. IIEP programs are designed for planners, policy-makers and researchers. IIEP targets both educational institutions and individuals, and works in both national and international contexts. In recent years, IIEP has notably spearheaded research projects to identify new approaches that planners can utilize to improve equity, access and quality in the various educational sectors.