Benin - Education Project III

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Dec 1997
Signature Date 05 Feb 1998
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2007
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2006
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 7,960,464.3
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Education Project III is designed in response to the addressing the weaknesses in the old colonial educational system of Benin, which was been reformed in the Ecole Nouvelle (New School) system that began in 1993. The weakness to be addressed included; inadequate infrastructure at primary level hampering the enrolment of children; at secondary, vocational and agricultural training levels, shortage of infrastructure; teaching aids, coupled with low teaching staff qualification levels, inadequate supervisory staff resulting in limited enrolment capacity, high repeat and drop-out rates. The project aims to contribute to the development of human resources capable of participating effectively in the country's development. It comprises five (5) components, namely: i) Improvement of the quality of Primary Education; ii) improvement of the qualitv of Science Education at the General Secondary Level; iii) Development of Agricultural, Technical and Industrial Education; iv) Promotion of Women’s Education; and v) Project Implementation Unit.

Project Objectives

The sectoral objective is to contribute to the development of human resources capable of participating effectively in the country's development. The project contributes to the following specific objectives: (i) making primary education effective; (ii) developing science education in general secondary education; (iii) increasing the capacity to accommodate technical, agricultural and industrial education; and (iv) raising the level of education of women.


The Intended beneficiaries are primary, secondary, vocational and agricultural students and teachers in the whole country.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Benin
Ministère des Enseignements Primaires et secondaires


IATI identifier 46002-P-BJ-IA0-003
Last Update 27 Mar 2023


Contact Details

Name BAYEMI Gabriel

Geographic Location

Country Benin
Coordinates Location Name
7.16667 2.58333 Plateau Department
9.75 2.75 Département du Borgou
11.33333 2.91667 Alibori
9.16667 1.83333 Département de la Donga
8 2.16667 Département du Collines
10.75 1.66667 Département de la Atakora
7.25 2.16667 Département du Zou
6.58333 1.83333 Mono
6.61667 2.51667 Département de l’Ouémé
7.08333 1.83333 Département du Kouffo