Results for Education Achievement and Development Project (READ) (WB-P160282)

  • Gambia
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 14, 2016
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 7.50 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 8.50 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Aug 14, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jun 1, 2016

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Project Description
The development objective of Results for Education Achievement and Development Project for The Gambia is to increase access to basic education, improve quality of teaching and learning in lower basic schools, and strengthen education systems. The additional financing of F will support the Government in: (a) providing salaries and allowances to teachers in public Lower Basic Schools (LBS), Upper Basic Schools (UBS), Senior Secondary Schools (SSS), financed by International Development Association (IDA); (b) providing school sub grants to all public LBS, public UBS in Regions 1 and 2, and all public SSS, financed by IDA; and (c) expanding the annexed Early Childhood Development (ECD) approach, financed by the Early Learning Partnership (ELP) Grant. In addition to supporting teachers’ salaries, allowances, school subgrants, and the construction of ECD classrooms, the following modifications will also be introduced: (a) cancellation of five Disbursement Linked Indicators (DLIs); (b) removal of an activity supported under Subcomponent 2.8 to provide broadband connectivity and electricity to all public UBS and SSS because of high set-up costs and low private sector support; (c) evidence-based changes to the provision of ECD, moving from a community-based to an annexed approach; (d) relevant changes in the Results Framework (RF); (e) reallocation of financing to each category; and (f) modifications to costs of component resulting from a thorough review of the costing of each activity.
Investment Description

Contact Information
Borrower/Client/Recipient Name: Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Contact: Abdou Kolley Title: Minister Email: Implementing Agencies Name: Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education Contact: Sherif Yunus Hydara Title: Project Manager 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: