Madagascar Basic Education Support Project (WB-P160442)

  • Madagascar
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
Mar 29, 2018
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.
Government of Madagascar
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Education and Health
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 55.00 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)
$ 100.70 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 Mar 21, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 2, 2017

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Project Description
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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
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Ministry of Finance and Budget
Gervais Rakotoarimanana

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of National Education
Rolland Rabeson
Secretary General 


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