Strengthening Foundations for Learning Project (WB-P162297)

  • Tunisia
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
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 18, 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 Tunisia
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  • Education and Health
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 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)
$ 130.00 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.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 22, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Oct 14, 2017

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Project Description
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The objectives of the project are to improve learning conditions in public preschools and primary schools, and to increase access to public preschool education in selected districts. It has four components.

  1. Improving quality and increasing supply of public preschool education - Will support Ministry of Education's (MOE) strategy aimed at providing universal access to quality preschool services for all children of five years of age to prepare learners for success in primary school and beyond. It has four sub-component:
    1. professional development program for public preschool teachers;
    2. provision of instructional materials for preschool;
    3. implementation of a preschool quality assurance mechanism; and
    4. increasing the supply of public preschool classrooms in selected districts;
  2. Improving learning conditions in public primary schools - to improve a set of factors that directly affect learning in primary school, namely (i) school leadership, (ii) skills and knowledge of untrained primary school teachers, (iii) the quality of instructional support to teachers, and (iv) the physical school environment.
  3. Strengthening Management Practices in the Education Sector - to improve the planning and provision of education services in preschool and primary education to support implementation of components 1 and 2, through the adoption of more effective management practices at the national and regional levels. This objective will be achieved through:
    1. carrying out assessments to measure child development in preschool and learning outcomes in primary education.
    2. providing technical assistance in selected management areas based on the results of the ongoing functional review;
    3. carrying out a study and proposing a set of measures to improve the efficiency of education spending;
    4. undertaking an impact study to inform the implementation of the activities under components 1 and 2; and
    5. supporting Project management and monitoring.
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Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Education
Bouzid Nsiri
Director of Planning


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