Equity with Quality and Learning at Secondary (EQUALS) (WB-P164223)

  • Malawi
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Government of Malawi
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 75.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 75.00 million
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Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 21, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Aug 1, 2018

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Project Description

The Government of Malawi with funding from World Bank will be embarking on the implementation of the Equity and Quality Learning at Secondary Project (EQUALS). The
estimated cost for the proposed project is USD 300 million and expected duration is 12 years to be implemented in three phases of 4 years each. The cost of the first phase is $75 million. The project objective is to improve the quality of mathematics and science instruction and increase access to secondary education in Community Day Secondary Schools (CDSSs). The Project will help to among others:

  1. increase the percentage of CDSS teachers practicing effective teaching methods in mathematics and sciences
  2. increase in number of students enrolled in CDSS and
  3. put in place a functional continuous assessment system for secondary education.

The achievement of the objective will contribute to a higher-level objective of improving student learning at the secondary school level and increase access to secondary
education. The project will be implemented in all the 34 Education Districts while civil works will be undertaken in 13 Education Districts, targeting 2 most disadvantaged Districts per Division.

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  • World Bank (WB)
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