Rwanda - Rehabilitation of primary schools and of the the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology

Project Summary

Approval Date 02 Dec 1998
Signature Date 18 Jan 1999
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2009
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Jan 2010
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11110
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 18,842,656.13
Status Completion

Project General Description

The main challenges confronting the country and which this project seeks to address are the lack of skills exacerbated by the 1994 genocide and the very limited intake capacity of primary schools. In a context of national reconstruction, the authorities adopted a strategy aimed at reconstituting the stock of human resources destroyed by the war. Thus, with the support of development partners, the Government carried out an overall sector study and a pre-investment study in technical education. The Project is a major contribution to the implementation of the Education Sector Strategic Plan (ESSP 2006-2010) that prioritizes Basic Education over 9 years in which a major constraint is the insufficiency of classrooms. The Bank finances ESSP via a sectoral budget support to be disbursed in four tranches between 2007 and 2010. The Bank approved a Project in 2008 aimed at consolidating the gains of the Education III Project in terms of training in scientific and technological skills at the higher level. With regard to infrastructure (construction and equipping of primary schools and DPDs) and the procurement of school textbooks, the Project took into account the activities of other partners (World Bank, Belgian Cooperation) and operations undertaken within the framework of sectoral budget support in carrying out complementary actions in order to avoid duplications.

Project Objectives

The Project’s sectoral objective is to improve the quality of human resources. It has three specific objectives, namely to: (i) Build the institutional capacities of the MINEDUC central services and regional education structures; (ii) Broaden access to primary education by building and extending classrooms and improve teaching quality thanks to the training of teachers and the supply of teaching equipment, and (iii) Put in place initial and ongoing training of intermediate and higher technicians in industrial specialties.


Senior staff of MINEDUC and Inspectorates, teachers, youth and children.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Rwanda


IATI identifier 46002-P-RW-IAZ-001
Last Update 04 Dec 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Rwanda