Education IV - Support to Community Day Secondary Schools

Project Summary

Approval Date 21 Nov 2001
Signature Date 05 Aug 2002
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2010
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Sep 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 14,720,322.01
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Support to Community Day Secondary Schools (Education IV Project) responds to Malawi’s need to improve the quality and equity of education. It should contribute to the Government’s effort to improve secondary education at Community Day Secondary Schools. To address the inadequate provision of educational services in the country, the government of Malawi, together with its development partners, formulated a policy investment framework, which outlines the policies and strategies for the development of the education sector. The project should support these policies and strategies by contributing to the improvement of the quality of secondary education provided at the community day secondary schools. It should provide resources for infrastructure development, instructional materials provision, teacher education development and capacity building for school management, complementing assistance provided by other development partners to the sector. The project, which should be implemented over a period of four and half years, consists of the following components: (i) infrastructure development, (ii) education materials provision, (iii) teacher education development, and (iv) capacity building for school management.

Project Objectives

The sector goal is to increase coverage and improve the quality and efficiency of the education system in Malawi. The objective of the project is to contribute to improved quality of secondary education at the Community Day Secondary Schools (CDSSs) in the country.


Initially the most direct beneficiaries should be students enrolled in about 40 community schools. Since the community schools are located in the rural areas, the majority of the improved learning conditions are students from the disadvantaged areas. Other beneficiaries are the almost 2500 professional under-qualified secondary school teachers whose skills should be upgraded by the project. Females should also benefit from improved teaching facilities. Over the years only a small percentage of girls do well in Junior Certificate Examination (JCE) and Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) examinations.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government of Malawi
IDA/ADF Education Projects
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology


IATI identifier 46002-P-MW-IA0-004
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


Contact Details

Name EKOH Ugonma Patience

Geographic Location

Country Malawi