Girls Empowerment and Learning for All Project (WB-P168699)

  • Angola
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jul 21, 2020
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Government of Angola
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 250.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 250.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 10, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 12, 2019

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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project objective is to empower youth and improve learning outcomes. 

The Project’s conceptual framework seeks to empower, educate, and employ Angolan youth, in order to maximize the country’s demographic dividend. The project has three components:

  1. Component 1 aims to empower Angolan adolescents, with a particular focus on girls, by equipping them with skills, promoting greater take-up of health services (e.g. family planning, nutrition, sexual & reproductive health), and connecting those outside the school system to second chance education opportunities.
  2. Component 2 works to better educate children and adolescents already in the system, by improving teaching and measuring learning.
  3. Component 3 would enhance the readiness to learn of Angolans entering the school system by expanding access to kindergarten. It also seeks to keep more girls in school by creating more spaces in secondary and improving the school climate of existing schools. Assuring the transition to secondary education for girls and offering them a better chance at skills acquisition through better learning, would result in future cohorts of labor
    market entrants that are more productive, and broadly contributing to growth. More importantly, they would be generating better incomes for themselves and their families, starting to have children later, and better able to invest in the health and education of their children, hence sparking a virtuous cycle at the household and national level. 
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Peter Anthony Holland, Leandro Oliveira Costa
Lead Education Specialist

Ministry of Education

Implementing Agencies:
Ministry of Education and Development
Manuel Afonso
National Institute of Education Research and Development 


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