Madagascar Basic Education Support Project (WB-P160442)

  • Madagascar
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Mar 29, 2018
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Government of Madagascar
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 55.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 100.70 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 21, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 2, 2017

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Project Description

The objective of the project is to improve learning and promotion within the first two sub-cycles of basic education.

There are six components to the project:

  1. Training teachers with a focus on early grade reading, writing and mathematics. The objective of this component is to improve teacher practices to better teach early grade reading and math and to train uncertified teachers.
  2. Improving attendance and readiness to learn through preschool, construction and health. The objective of this component is to improve attendance, reduce dropout, and better prepare children for school.
  3. School-based management to increase learner promotion. The objective is to increase learner promotion through better management of schools by implementing an equitable national school grant system and by professionalizing the capacities of school principals.
  4. Sector reforms, system building, and project implementation. The component seeks to strengthen the capacity of the MEN and its decentralized structures to implement the ESP and to cover the project’s administrative costs, including communication costs.
  5. Contingency emergency response. A no-cost contingent emergency response component (CERC) will be included under the project in accordance with OP10.00 (investment project financing), paragraphs 12 and 13, for projects in situations of urgent need of assistance or capacity constraints. This will allow for rapid reallocation of project proceeds in the event of a natural or man-made disaster or crisis that has caused, or is likely to cause, a major adverse economic and/or social impact.
  6. GPE Variable part. Learning outcomes:
    1. Improve the monitoring of student learning in Malagasy, mathematics, and French.
    2. Efficiency: Improve the promotion rate in the first two sub-cycles of basic education in the public schools, enabling more students to complete the primary cycle. 
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

Ministry of Finance and Budget
Gervais Rakotoarimanana

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of National Education
Rolland Rabeson
Secretary General 


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