Mauritania – Education System Development Support Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 30 Jun 1999
Signature Date 17 Sep 1999
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2006
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2006
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 5,905,007.44
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Education System Development Support Project is designed on the basis of the major imperatives of the educational system, namely the sub-systems of basic and secondary (lower cycle) education. It plans to build 250 classrooms spread across 35 schools and 10 colleges with 60 classrooms. The project also has a major socio-economic dimension. Indeed, it constitutes a vector of social justice insofar as measures have been taken to reduce regional, social and gender disparities in access to education and poverty reduction in the country. At the pedagogical level, in-service teacher training, provision of functional schools and colleges, capacity-building for the local production of textbooks, and skills development should make it possible to effectively consolidate the sector's achievements in democratizing basic and lower secondary education and improving the quality of the system. The project has four main components, namely: (i) consolidation of the reception capacity and improvement of the quality of basic and secondary education; (ii) strengthening of girls' schooling and women's literacy; (iii) strengthening of the MEN's capacities in terms of planning, management, pedagogical supervision, evaluation and production of pedagogical equipment; and (iv) support to the Project Management Structure.

Project Objectives

The sectoral objective of the project is to contribute to the development of human resources. More specifically, the project aims to consolidate the achievements of the education system by focusing on the reduction of disparities and the improvement of the quality of basic and lower secondary education.


The target beneficiaries are students, teachers, authorities in charge of the education system and other actors.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Mauritania


IATI identifier 46002-P-MR-IA0-001
Last Update 20 Jun 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Mauritania