Zambia Education Enhancement Project (WB-P158570)

  • Zambia
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Aug 29, 2017
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 60.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 204.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 14, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jun 6, 2017

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Project Description
The development objective of the Education Enhancement Project for Zambia is to improve the quality of teaching and learning in mathematics and science in targeted primary and secondary schools and to increase equitable access to secondary education. The project comprises of three components. The first component, improving the quality of teaching and learning objective is to improve the quality of teaching and learning in primary and secondary education in the targeted schools by strengthening the teacher training system and increasing the availability of textbooks in mathematics and science subjects at the primary and secondary levels. It consists of following sub-components: (i) strengthening the teacher training system; and (ii) improving textbook availability. The second component, increasing equitable access to secondary education objective is to increase access to secondary education in underserved communities by adding new classrooms to selected existing schools in rural areas in six provinces - Muchinga, Luapula, Southern, Eastern, Central, and Lusaka. The third component, enhancing planning, management and monitoring and evaluation (M and E) capacity, and project coordination objective is to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of General Education (MoGE) and its participating institutions for planning, management, and M and E and provide support for project implementation (for example, M and E, fiduciary, and safeguards).
Investment Description

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