CoVID 19 School Sector Response (GPE) (WB-P174209)

  • Nepal
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Aug 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 Nepal
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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 10.85 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 Jul 3, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Jul 9, 2020

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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 the bank's documents, "The Program Development Objective is to improve the quality, equitable access, and efficiency of basic and secondary education in Nepal by supporting the Government's School Sector Development Program."

"The proposed Additional Financing (AF) Grant will not entail any changes to the original Program supported through IDA and GPE Education Sector Program Implementation Grant (ESPIG). The proposed AF will add a new component to the SSDP using the IPF modality with the objective to maintaining access to basic education in grant-supported local governments and build resilience for continued learning.The AF component will contribute to the implementation of MOEST’s ECCCP, to support continuation of learning for approximately 6.5 million children in basic education in Nepal."

Investment Description
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Trust Fund US$ 10.85 million

Contact Information
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World Bank
Karthika Radhakrishnan, Senior Education Specialist
Telephone 5770+6261 / 977-1-4236261 Email:
Maya Sherpa, Economist
Telephone 5770+6124 / 977-1-423-6124 Email:
Mohan Prasad Aryal, Senior Operations Officer
Telephone 5770+6135 / 977-1-423-6135 Email:

The Secretary, Ministry of Finance

Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Krishna Kapri, Joint Secretary


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