Strengthening Foundations for Learning Project (WB-P162297)

  • Tunisia
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
May 18, 2018
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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
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 130.00 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 May 22, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Oct 14, 2017

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Project Description

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.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

Ministry of Development, Investment and International Cooperation

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Education
Bouzid Nsiri
Director of Planning


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