Quality Education for All and Girls Empowerment Project (WB-P169222)

Countries
  • Sao Tome and Principe
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
Proposed
Bank Risk Rating
B
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Voting Date
Jul 31, 2020
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Borrower
Government of Sao Tome and Principe
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Sectors
  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 15.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 17.10 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 10, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 9, 2019


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Project Description

According to bank documents, the project objective is to improve learning and school accountability in basic education and to promote girls’ retention in secondary school. The project has four components:

  1. Improve the quality of teaching and teacher management. The objectives of this component are to improve teaching in preschool and in the first cycle of basic education (literacy and numeracy) and to improve the country’s teacher management system. 
    1. Subcomponent 1.1 - Teacher professional development. The objective of this subcomponent is to improve teaching in basic education by means of upgrading the teacher professional development program.
    2. Subcomponent 1.2 – Teaching and learning materials (TLMS). The subcomponent objective is to provide TLMS associated with the structured pedagogical teachers training in preschool and basic education.
    3. Subcomponent 1.3 –Teacher management and accountability. The objective of this subcomponent is to strengthen teacher management and accountability.
  2. Strengthen management and accountability. The objectives of this component are to (i) strengthen the national learning assessment system, and (ii) strengthen school leadership and accountability.
    1. Subcomponent 2.1 - Strengthen the national learning assessment system. The objective of this subcomponent is to upgrade and modernize the current learning assessment system.
    2. Subcomponent 2.2 – Strengthen school leadership and accountability. The objective of this subcomponent is to strengthen school leadership and school governance and management.
  3. Component 3 – Improve internal efficiency. The objectives of this component are to promote equity in access to quality education and improve the internal efficiency of the system. Specifically, this component will target poor students in rural areas who are lagging behind
    and reduce repetition and dropout rates in basic and secondary education.
    1. Sub-component 3.1 – Targeted interventions to address inequities, with a focus on promoting girls’ retention in secondary school. The objective of this subcomponent is to design and implement targeted interventions to improve learning among students lagging behind.
    2. Sub-component 3.2 – Supply-side measure to improve the internal efficiency of the system. The objective of this subcomponent is to improve internal efficiency by reducing repetition rates in basic and secondary education.
  4. Component 4 – Technical Assistance, Project Monitoring and Management.
    1. Subcomponent 4.1. Project coordination, monitoring and evaluation. Under this subcomponent, the Project would support the creation and maintenance of a project coordination unit (PCU) that would be responsible for coordinating project-supported activities and overseeing implementation.
    2. Subcomponent 4.2. Technical assistance for capacity development, research and policy analysis. Under the Project, several evaluations would be carried out

 

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Leandro Oliveira Costa
Senior Education Specialist

Borrower:
Ministerio do Planeamento, Financas e Economia

Implementing Agency:
Ministerio da Educacao e Ensino Superior
Julieta Rodrigues
Ministra da Educação e Ensino Superior
julieta.rodrigues@mecc.gov.st 

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