Expanding Opportunities for Learning (WB-P166059)

  • Djibouti
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 30, 2019
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Government of Djibouti
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 15.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 25.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 7, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Mar 1, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the projet objective is to support the Government of Djibouti in increasing equitable access to, and strengthening the teaching and learning conditions in pre-primary and basic education.

This Project aims to increase equitable access to improved teaching and learning in pre-primary and basic education through four interrelated strategies by:

  1. supporting the establishment of a regulatory framework for ECE and developing ECE programs,
  2. improving the learning environment through the expansion of school infrastructure, and
  3. supporting teaching and learning by improving learning assessment data interpretation and sharing in all schools so the ministry can better support them while also providing continuous professional development support to teachers.

The Project is expected to include the following components:

  1. Establishing an enabling environment for delivery of high-quality Early Childhood Education (ECE)
  2. Improve access and retention to basic education
  3. Supporting teaching and learning
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Samira Halabi, Simon Thacker
Senior Education Specialist

Republic of Djibouti

Implementing Agency:
Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (Ministere de l'Education Nationale et de la Formation
Mohammed Abdallah Mahyoub
Secretary General


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