Cabo Verde Education and Skills development Enhancement Project (WB-P164294)

  • Cape Verde
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Oct 31, 2018
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Government of Cape Verde
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 16, 2019

Disclosed by Bank May 4, 2018

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Project Description

According to bank documents, te objective of the project is to strengthen foundational skills in education and improve the relevance of training programs to the country’s strategic development plan.

The proposed operation will build on the key priorities identified within the ESP 17–21 and the Government’s PEDS. The proposed operation will be financed through an Investment Project. The project would be supported by three components:

  1. Support to the Basic Education reform (US$6.4 million). Under the first component, the objective will be to support the ESP 17–21 with the expansion of the basic
    education system from six to eight years. Specific focus will be given to four key areas indicated within the ESP 17-21 as essential to improving the quality of basic education. These are the following: (i) revising the curriculum and pedagogy in line with the basic education reform; (ii) establishing and operationalizing a student assessment system; (iii) supporting teachers and other educational staff in the implementation of the reform; and (iv) preparing the various actors in the system to act with more autonomy and responsibility.
  2. Support to demand-based training programs (US$2 million). The second component will support the Government in operationalizing the restructured Skills Development Fund (SDF). The Project will provide both technical assistance (TA)Subcomponent 3.2) and funding to the restructured SDF (under this component) in the following areas: (a) strengthening the identification of skills needs in two priority industries (the demand side); (b) promoting a training system that is responsive to industry needs (the supply side); (c) establishing a scholarship mechanism that is sustainable and promotes equity and employability; and (d) developing a financing model for the skills development system that is sustainable. This component will finance grants to training providers to deliver demand-driven programs and scholarships to students and trainees to attend priority demanddriven training programs.
  3. Component 3: Support to the Education and Skills Development Reforms and Project Management (US$ 1.6 million). This component will finance TA to support activities planned under Components 1 and 2, as well as specific costs related to Project management.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Kamel Braham
Lead Education Specialist

Ministry of Education
Jose Manuel Marques
Director Geral de Planeamento, Orçamento e Gestão

Implementing Agency:
Unidade de Gestao de projectos
Nuno Gomes
Coordenador da UGPE 


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