The Association for the Development of Education in Africa, previously known as "Donors to African Education", is a "network and partnership" established by a World Bank initiative in 1988. It groups Ministries of Education, international Development Agencies, NGOs and education specialists. It currently focuses on helping Ministers of Education and funding agencies to coordinate their efforts to create successful education policies based on African leadership. ADEA has also become aware of the informal sector's relevance, and thus recognized the need for increased vocational school training as a way to help the informal sector. "Diverse forms of learning" ADEA is based in Tunis at the African Development Bank (AfDB) since August 1, 2008. ADEA publishes a newsletter ADEA newsletter to inform about its activities.