Alliance for Education Quality Project (WB-P161029)

Countries
  • Nicaragua
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
B
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Voting Date
Apr 13, 2017
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Sectors
  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
Loan
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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)
$ 55.00 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 Apr 27, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Dec 14, 2016


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Project Description
The development objective of the Alliance for Education Quality Project for Nicaragua is to improve: (a) teacher practices for participating teachers in preschool, primary, and secondary education nationwide; and (b) physical learning conditions in targeted schools. The project comprises of three components. The first component, improving teacher practices for participating teachers in preschool, primary, and secondary education nationwide, seeks to introduce innovative mechanisms to improve teacher quality through two sub-components: (i) improving teacher practices for participating teachers nationwide; and (ii) strengthening Ministry of Education (MINED’s) capacity to collect and analyze student assessments, and lead studies on teacher practices. The second component, improving the physical learning conditions in targeted schools aims to ensure that schools have the minimal physical quality standards as defined by MINED, by supporting the rehabilitation, replacement, and or expansion of school infrastructure, including furniture and educational equipment, to improve physical learning conditions in approximately 45 targeted schools selected in accordance with the criteria set forth in the operational manual (OM). The third component, supporting project management and monitoring will strengthen the technical and fiduciary capacity of MINED by: (i) supporting the development of an infrastructure management system to monitor the implementation of activities under component 2; and (ii) supporting the fiduciary management system for overall project implementation, including support for project management and monitoring, and audit costs.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
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 ipanel@worldbank.org. You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at: http://ewebapps.worldbank.org/apps/ip/Pages/Home.aspx. CONTACTS World Bank Enrique O. Alasino Massetti, Rita Kullberg Almeida Senior Education Specialist Borrower/Client/Recipient Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (MHCP) Ivan Acosta Ministry of Finance ivan.acosta@mhcp.gob.ni Implementing Agencies Ministry of Education (MINED) Miriam Raudez Minister raudezm@mined.gob.ni