Supporting Egypt Education Reform Project (WB-P157809)

  • Egypt
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Apr 13, 2018
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 2,000.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 22, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Oct 20, 2017

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Project Description

The Project Development Objective is to support the Government of Egypt’s education reform program to strengthen foundations for learning, improve teaching and assessment practices, and modernize management of the system at the pre-tertiary education level.

The project will focus on four areas reflected in four components:

  1. Early Childhood Education and Foundational Learning - aims to improve teaching practices and student learning in KG 1-2 and grades 1-3 (“the Big 5”). It will support;
    1. the production and, when applicable, distribution of innovative and Arabized learning and teaching materials, aligned with the new curriculum.
    2. the development and rollout of an in-service teacher training program.
    3. an impact evaluation will be conducted to assess the effectiveness of the training on teaching practices and student
    4. assist Ministry of Education and Technical Education (MOETE) in the development and implementation of a robust quality assurance (QA) system that incentivizes progress of KGs along a quality continuum.
    5. strengthen the capacity of MOETE to use data from the QA system for continuous system improvement.
  2. Effective Teachers and Education Leaders - aims to support MOETE’s program to improve teachers’ and education leaders’ effectiveness in pre-tertiary education.
    The component would support:
    1. development of a comprehensive Continuous Professional Development (CPD) framework for teachers; the development and implementation of a CPD program for school principals and educational supervisors at the district and directorate levels;
    2. the design and roll-out of an updated induction program for new teachers, school principals, and supervisors;
    3. the design and implementation of a training program for supervisors to align their skills with the new guidelines for mentoring versus inspection-based school visits;
    4. production and use of pedagogically sound, Arabized and localized teaching and learning materials for grades 4-12 which enhance teachers’ ability to provide differentiated instruction according to students’ backgrounds and needs;
    5. establishment of the digital infrastructure that enables schools to fully use EKB resources and active learning/ teaching strategies;
    6. build the capacity of teachers to use innovative educational technology to support teaching and learning.
  3. Comprehensive Assessment Reform for Improved Student Learning - aims to support MOETE’s program to develop a new examinations system which is fair, valid, and reliable. The component will support;
    1. the National Centre for Examinations and Educational Evaluation (NCEEE) develop, on an incremental basis, a range of new examinations to be administered twice yearly to grades 10, 11 and 12, the results of which will be aggregated to yield a grade point average (GPA).
    2. conduct a sample-based national assessment of educational achievement of grade 4 students in literacy and numeracy to establish a baseline and a centrally developed grade 9 examination to be administered in each governorate reflecting the reformed curriculum.
    3. strengthening NCEEE capacity in areas such as examination paper development, use of technology, analysis of results, analysis of student performance, examination moderation, performance assessment, marker reliability, security enhancement, objective research on aspects of examination scoring and impact and, effective communication and dissemination of assessment data to different audiences
  4. Enhancing Service Delivery through Connected Education Systems in Education - aims to support the MOETE program to develop a technology and evidence-based
    management system to enhance service delivery at the classroom level and improve student learning. The component would finance:
    1. staff training and management capacity, at the level of the central ministry and all levels of the administration, to shift organizational culture and staff behavior toward a continuous use of information.
    2. connecting the education system by establishing a digital engagement platform.
  5. Project Management - The Project will finance functions for ongoing support to the MOETE in implementing the World Bank-financed Project.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

Ministry of International Cooperation
Sahar Nasr
Minister of Investment and International Cooperation 

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Education and Technical Education
Tarek Shawki
Minister of Education and Technical Education 



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