China: Guangdong Compulsory Education Project (WB-P154621)

  • China
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Whenever identified, the area within countries where the impacts of the investment may be experienced. Exact locations of projects may not be identified fully or at all in project documents. Please review updated project documents and community-led assessments.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Government of People's Republic of China
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Education and Health
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 120.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 267.40 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 18, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Feb 1, 2016

Contribute Information
Can you contribute information about this project?
Contact the EWS Team

Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.
The project development objective is to improve learning facilities and teaching quality in selected public primary and junior secondary schools in project counties. Component 1 will have two subcomponents will focus on school equipment school facilities. It will support the installation of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) equipment in classrooms. In addition, it will support the development of digital educational content as well as a management system for a virtual learning community of teachers. It will support the construction of classrooms. It will also support the construction of accommodations for teachers, particularly in rural locations. This subcomponent will be financed by counterpart funds. Component 2 will support improvements in existing training content for in-service training of teachers and principals as well as the development of new training content. The training content that will be developed will be shared online, improvements in the current system for delivering training and providing mentoring to teachers, and assist in strengthening the quality assurance, monitoring, and evaluation (QAME) system for teacher continuous professional development (CPD). This system will use classroom observations to assure the quality of training teachers receive. Component 3 will have pilot initiatives focused on improving equity and quality and assess their impact, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. Subcomponent 1 will support pilots to improve equity in compulsory education. This will include: (1) providing support left-behind children in public primary and junior middle schools; (ii) enabling inclusive education in primary and junior middle schools with a particular emphasis on children with mild to moderate disabilities; and (iii) providing mobile labs to schools that do not have laboratory equipment. Subcomponent 2 will support pilots to improve the compulsory education. This will include improving existing system of school partnerships to support teacher mentoring.
Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

Contact Information
This section aims to support the local communities and local CSO to get to know which stakeholders are involved in a project with their roles and responsibilities. If available, there may be a complaint office for the respective bank which operates independently to receive and determine violations in policy and practice. Independent Accountability Mechanisms receive and respond to complaints. Most Independent Accountability Mechanisms offer two functions for addressing complaints: dispute resolution and compliance review.
Guangdong Department of Education Contact: Ms. Yajuan Li Title: Vice Counsel (Deputy Director-General level ranking) and PMO Tel: 86-20-37626783 Email: ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at:

How it works

How it works