Burkina Faso Higher Education Support Project (WB-P164293)

  • Burkina Faso
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 10, 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.
Ministry of Economy, Finance and Development
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Education and Health
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 70.00 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)
$ 70.00 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 Feb 28, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Feb 3, 2018

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Project Description
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The development objective of Higher Education Support Project for Burkina Faso is to strengthen higher education institutions to increase access and deliver quality education in priority subject areas. The project comprises three components. 1) The first component, Enhancing Access to Higher Education: Establishment of the Virtual University of Burkina Faso (UV-BF) aims to diversify higher education delivery models and transform access to quality and innovative higher education in line with the priorities and transformation needs of the economy by supporting the establishment of an autonomous UV-BF in Ouagadougou. 2) The second component, Strengthening Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and Supporting Innovations, aims to improve the quality and increase the relevance of priority programs by supporting the implementation of a set of improved labor market-oriented academic programs. It has the following subcomponents: (i) Support a Competitive Grants Program; (ii) Support Faculty Development in HEIs; (iii) Strengthening Quality Assurance in HEIs; and (iv) Strengthening the Management Capacity of HEIs. 3) The third component, Project Coordination, Management, and Implementation Activities, aims to strengthen (a) the governance and management of higher education and (b) the capacity of the Permanent Secretariat of the National Plan for the Development of Higher Education (Plan National d’Action de Développement de l’Enseignement Supérieur, PNADES) to undertake the tasks required to implement the Project.

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Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research, and Innovation [Ministère de l'Enseignement Supér
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