China: Guangdong Compulsory Education Project (WB-P154621)

  • China
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  • World Bank (WB)
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 120.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 267.40 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 18, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Feb 1, 2016

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Project 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
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
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: