General Education Modernization Project (WB-P163714)

  • Sri Lanka
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 26, 2018
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Government of Sri Lanka
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 2,900.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jun 19, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Aug 1, 2017

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Project Description

The project objective is to enhance quality and strengthen stewardship of the general education system. The project will help the government to modernize the primary and secondary education system in line with international developments in middle-income and high-income education systems. The Project will build on the current Bank Transforming School Education Project (TSEP) to broaden and deepen the Bank’s assistance for the general education sector. The project will be organized into two components, as outlined below. The Bank’s engagement will be broadened through support for new and innovative education development initiatives. The Bank’s engagement will be deepened through assistance to strengthen and scale up initiatives that have been successful in the past. These are summarized in Box one below, after the description of the Project.

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information
World Bank
Harsha Aturupane
Lead Economist
Mari Shojo
Senior Education Specialist
The Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
Priyantha Ratnayake
Director General External Resources Department
Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Education
Jayantha Balasuriya
Director Planning


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