Education is a fundamental human right. It provides children, youth and adults with the power to reflect, make choices and enjoy a better life. It breaks the cycle of poverty and is a key ingredient in economic and social development. UNESCO The task of the policymaker is to turn the words above into reality. The purpose of this policy briefing is to help policymakers articulate a vision, develop a master plan, implement initiatives, and evaluate and adapt these initiatives, relative to the vision. As such, the intent is to maximize the impact of policies on education systems. This paper provides a process for policymaking, identifies key issues that often must be addressed in policies, and provides some suggestions for strategies that can address these issues.