Guinea Bissau: The Quality Education for All Project (WB-P160678)

Countries
  • Guinea-Bissau
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
Active
Bank Risk Rating
C
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Jul 31, 2018
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Borrower
The Republic of Guinea - Bissau
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Education and Health
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.70 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)
$ 15.00 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 Sep 3, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Feb 7, 2018


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Project Description

The development objective of the Quality Education for All Project for Guinea Bissau is to improve the teaching and learning environment in grades 1 to 4 in targeted schools in Guinea-Bissau. The project comprises of three components. The first component, strengthen school-based management practices and empower communities aims to improve the teaching and learning environment in targeted schools by: encouraging greater community participation in school management; and by providing fiscal resources at the school-level to purchase basic supplies, pedagogical materials, and to cover operating costs. It consists of following sub-components: (i) establishment of school management committees (SMCs); (ii) school grants program; and (iii) school inspection and system monitoring and evaluation. The second component, improve the quality of instruction will: (i) establish standards and harmonize the system for teacher training in order to reduce the frequency of teacher strikes; (ii) update the school curriculum; (iii) improve in-service teachers’ content knowledge and skills to effectively teach basic literacy and numeracy; and (iv) improve student learning outcomes in Portuguese and Mathematics in early grades. It consists of following sub-components: (i) teacher certification; (ii) in-service teacher training; (iii) scripted teaching lessons and interactive audio instruction (IAI); and (iv) learning materials for the new curriculum in grades 1 to 4. The third component, learning materials for the new curriculum in grades 1 to 4 aim is to improve the overall functioning of the education system by increasing the availability of data to guide decision-making and by strengthening the overall capacity of the ministry of education. It consists of following sub-components: (i) sector studies; and (ii) project management.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
The Ministry of National Education
Sandji Fati
Minister
sanfa12@hotmail.fr

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