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

  • Angola
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
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
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Jul 21, 2020
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.
Government of Angola
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 Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 250.00 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)
$ 250.00 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 Jan 10, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Dec 12, 2019

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed 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
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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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