Malawi - Strengthening of Primary and Secondary Education

Project Summary

Approval Date 23 Sep 1986
Signature Date 17 Mar 1987
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2000
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2000
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11110
Commitment U.A 15,588,056.49
Status Completion

Project General Description

The proposed project is part of an overall programme designed to strengthen, expand and improve primary and secondary education. The project will support the Government’s effort to expand and strengthen primary and secondary education. It will alleviate problems of over-crowding by providing 20,000 new places and furnishing better conditions for teaching and learning. The institution building aspect of the project involving the construction of fifteen district education centres, the construction of teaching materials production unit at the Malawi Institute of Education, the financing of seminars and scolarships; the provision of radio sets; and the provision of technical assistance to the PIU will all improve the quality and relevance of education and ensure proper supply of adequately educated people for secondary and tertiary education. The emphasis on the construction component is a response to a major need pointed out by the sector assessment and will constitute a basis for improving the quality and equity of primary education.

Project Objectives

The project aims at contributing towards the development of the country’s educational system by improving the quality of primary and secondary education and widening access at these levels. More specifically, the project will provide facilities for 20,000 pupils in primary schools and 1,440 students in secondary schools while improving the quality of the primary and secondary educational institutions.


The project will permit to provide proper facilities for more than 20,000 pupils in 8 new primary schools and a number of extended ones involving 200 classrooms and 1,440 students in 3 new secondary schools. In addition, provision will be made for institution building in order to improve educational management services.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Malawi


IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-IA0-002
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


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Geographic Location

Country Malawi