P&T succeeded in testing, documenting and streamlining the process of extra-budgetary fund collection through stakeholder involvement and better governance procedures and was highly successful in advocating for national adoption of better policies. The Ministry of Education and Science (MoES) approved the proposed guidelines and put forward a plan to adopt the guidelines nation-wide.
Several studies, including a United Nations report from 2007/2008 have identified weaknesses in Armenia’s education system related to the collection and use of extra-budgetary funds considered to provide additional educational value to students. P&T conducted a survey, documenting that 90% of the 30 schools in the Syunik and Vayots Dzor regions did not maintain basic accounting and cash-flow accounts of the fees collected. Funds are typically collected by school directors and teaching staff and purported to be used for items such as school equipment, repairs and extra-curricular activities such as financial assistance to student clubs.