Angola- Basic Education and Job Skills Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Dec 2001
Signature Date 28 Mar 2002
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11110
Commitment U.A 3,938,965.49
Status Cancelled

Project General Description

The ADF Basic Education and job Skills Project (Education II) derives from priority human resource requirements at the basic education level, which form the basis of the objectives of the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (I-PRSP) of the Government of Angola. The project is designed to contribute to poverty reduction through an increase in access to quality basic education and to skills development opportunities for the most vulnerable population groups. It covers deprived urban and rural areas of four western provinces of the country where there is also a substantial number of internally displaced persons (IDPs). These provinces are Luanda, Kwanza Sul, Benguela and Namibe and have been selected primarily on the basis of security considerations, since intensive supervision will be a major factor in successfully implementing the project.

Project Objectives

The sector goal is to strengthen Angola's human resources capacity. The project objective is to contribute to an increased access to and an improved quality of basic education and skills-oriented training through the rehabilitation of 122 classrooms and the establishment of 244 new classrooms where none exist at all; the rehabilitation and/or expansion of 2 existing Skills Training Centres for youths and adolescents; and the development of a capacity for the improvement of the professional skills of in-service underqualified teachers.


The primary target group for basic education improvement are children living in the poorest barrios of the urban and per-urban areas of the three provinces. Although the majority of these children are registered as in-school large numbers of them do not have classes in the school building due to overcrowding. Because most of the schools are on triple shifts, children receive at most three hours per day of actual learning time. Schools in these poor areas will be expanded and rehabilitated. Sites for new school construction will target areas where refugees as well as permanent residents can benefit from improved access and quality of education. Poor children, especially girls, street children and children with mild handicaps will be the target group for job skills training programs.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Angola
Ministère de l'Education et de la Culture


IATI identifier 46002-P-AO-IA0-004
Last Update 02 Oct 2022


Contact Details

Name MASSISSOU Nadab Hathoura

Geographic Location

Country Angola
Coordinates Location Name
-4.93423 12.40532 Cabinda
-10.82696 15.03197 Kwanza Sul
-8.91667 13.33924 Luanda Province
-15.33207 12.66002 Namibe Province
-12.13478 13.85612 Lobito
-11.206 13.8437 Sumbe
-8.9987 13.3976 Viana
-12.5 18.5 Angola
-12.79056 15.67778 Santa Nganguela