South Sudan - Improving Access and Quality of Basic Education Project (IAQBE)


Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Sep 2019
Signature Date 26 Sep 2019
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2023
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Aug 2023
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code
Commitment U.A 12,850,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The Improving Access and Quality of Basic Education Project (IAQBE) aims to contribute to increasing access to quality primary education and improve learning outcomes for some of the most marginalized children in South Sudan, where more than 2.2 million children are out of school. The proposed is the Bank’s response to a formal request by the Republic of South Sudan (GRSS) to support its efforts aimed at improving access and quality of social services in the country. The project is in line with tThe National General Education Policy Framework 2017–2022 places strong emphasis on basic, secondary and teacher training. It is focusing on rehabilitating the school infrastructure destroyed during war and building additional classroom blocks to facilitate the upgrading of lower primary schools to include upper primary levels. This expansion will allow for an increased number of children to transition to upper primary. The following key strategic objectives for the project have been identified: (i) to improve access to quality primary education for 30,000 boys and girls through the rehabilitation and expansion of 35 primary schools in four former States where learning has been greatly affected by the conflict; (ii) enhance the capacity of 2,000 teachers to effectively teach and support children to learn using child-centred teaching methods and improved classroom management. Its implementation cost is UA 13.35 million over a period of 4 years from October 2019 to September 2023.

Project Objectives

The goal is to contribute to equitable access to quality basic education. The project specific objectives are (i) enhance access to primary education through improved infrastructure for delivery of education at community level, (ii) enhance the capacity of teachers to effectively teach and support children to learn through teacher training, and (iii) capacity development of MoGEI to improve overall system strengthening and institutional development. These will contribute to addressing underlying drivers of fragility, enhance inclusivity and build resilience.

Beneficiaries

The project will support 35 primary schools in four former states of Upper Nile, Unity, Jonglei and Eastern Equatoria. The primary schools to be rehabilitated and extended will benefit over 30,000 children. The teacher training institutes will benefit over 400 teachers coming from across the country over a period of four (4) years, and subsequently, provide an output of more than 200 trainees per year. The 10 County Education Centres (CECs) will benefit at least 1,600 teachers over the project life, and thereafter, train at least 400 teachers through in-service per year. Priority of CECs will be where there are no operational TTIs.

Participating Organization

Funding
African Development Fund
Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND ECONOMIC PLANNING

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-SS-I00-003
Last Update 31 Oct 2019

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Contact Details

Name KAIJA Darlison
Email d.kaija@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country South Sudan