Renovation of General Education Project (WB-P150058)

  • Vietnam
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Specific Location
National-wide - Education Sector
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Voting Date
Jun 30, 2015
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 77.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 77.00 million
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Bank Documents
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 26, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Oct 1, 2014

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Project Description
The Renovation of General Education Project for Vietnam aims to raise student learning outcomes by: (i) Revise and implement a competency-based approach curriculum (ii) Create and disseminate new textbooks together with the revised curriculum to improve the instruction’s effectiveness. According to the project’s abstract, there are 4 components to the project’s implementation: “The first component will support the development and implementation of a revised curriculum for all school subjects from grades 1-12. The second component is the development and dissemination of aligned textbooks. This component will support the development a set of textbooks aligned with the new curriculum and the provision of aligned textbooks to schools with high numbers of economically-disadvantaged students. This component includes two sub-components: development of textbooks aligned with the new curriculum; and provision of textbooks to disadvantaged schools. The third component is the learning assessment and analysis for continuous improvement of curriculum and policy. This component includes three sub-components: establishment of the National Centre for Sustainable Development of General Education Quality (NCSDGEQ) and the National Center for Foreign Language Testing (NCFLT); research and capacity-building on curriculum development and assessment; and expansion of the national large-scale assessment system. Finally, the fourth component is the project management. This component combines project management with monitoring and evaluations (M&E)”.
Investment Description
Financing Source Amount BORROWER/RECIPIENT 0.00 International Development Association (IDA) 77.00 Total 77.00

Contact Information
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