Niger - Basic Education Support Project (Education I)

Project Summary

Approval Date 10 Sep 1998
Signature Date 12 Nov 1998
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2006
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2006
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11110
Environmental Category 3
Commitment U.A 9,503,335.45
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Basic Education Support Project (Education I) is the Bank's first project in the education sector in Niger. It follows the Education Policy Act adopted in 1998 and is part of the Government's development plan and the Bank's strategy for the period 1996-1998 to reduce poverty and support public sector reforms. The project falls within the implementation of the Government’s education policy, which seeks to develop the capacities of the citizens of Niger by enhancing their training for social and professional integration and the full exercise of their citizenship. The actions planned under this project meet these concerns and will contribute to the achievement of the Government’s education and training objectives. The project will help strengthen the institutional capacities of the MOE through the training or retraining of the supervisory staff and the equipment of the central and decentralized services with the logistic facilities adapted to their needs. It will also contribute to increase the admission capacity, enhance the quality of education, and promote the literacy of women and the education of young girls. The project constitutes one of the best solutions to the problems of Niger’s education system. It consists of the following five components: (i) Support for education policy and education system reform: (ii) Support for primary education: (iii) Support for secondary education: (iv) Girls' enrolment and women's literacy: and (v) Project Implementation Office.

Project Objectives

The sectoral purpose of the project is to contribute to human resources development, which the country needs to promot its social and economic progress. The specific objectives are to: i) Support the implementation of the country’s new educational policy; ii) Increase the enrolment capacity and improve the quality of primary education; iii) Increase the enrolment capacity and improve the quality of secondary education; and iv) Promote the enrolment of girls and female literacy.


Intended project beneficiaries are primary and secondary school pupils and students, their teachers and tutors respectively; illiterate women, in the entire country, except for construction and rehabilitation of classrooms that will be limited to Maradi, Tahoua, Tillaberi and Zinder - regions with the lowest enrolment rates in the country.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Niger
Bureau d'Execution du Projet


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


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Geographic Location

Country Niger