Guyana Education Sector Improvement Project (WB-P159519)

  • Guyana
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
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."
Voting Date
Apr 28, 2017
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 13.33 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)
$ 14.03 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 Nov 4, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Aug 1, 2016

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Project Description
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The development objectives of the Education Sector Improvement Project for Guyana are to: (i) improve teaching practices and student achievement in mathematics at the primary level in selected schools; and (ii) strengthen the teaching capacity and improve the learning environment of the University of Guyana (UG) faculty of health sciences (FHS). The project comprises of three components. The first component, integrated curriculum reform objective is to improve student achievement at nursery, primary, and lower secondary levels. It consists of following sub-components: (i) curriculum framework and teaching guides; (ii) teacher training; (iii) national assessment capacity; and (iv) teaching and learning materials. The second component, strengthening the teaching capacity and improving the learning environment for the UG FHS will support the UG FHS in achieving and maintaining regional accreditation for programs through improved and sustained teaching quality and learning environment. It consists of following sub-components: (i) strengthening teaching capacity; and (ii) improving the learning environment. The third component, project implementation support will support: (a) project coordination, implementation, and administration, including inter alia, the carrying out of monitoring and evaluation, procurement, financial management and environmental and social activities, and project audits; and (b) capacity building activities on project implementation.
Investment Description
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Total Project Cost: US$ 14.03 million Commitment Amount: US$ 13.33 million

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