The International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) was created by UNESCO in 1963 in Paris, France. It is supported by grants from UNESCO and by voluntary contributions from Member States and others. IIEP is an integral part of UNESCO, yet it enjoys a large amount of autonomy.
Its mission is to strengthen the capacity of countries to plan and manage their education systems. Its central office is in Paris, two regional offices have been set up in Buenos Aires and Dakar.