Program In Support of The Secondary Education Development Plan

Project Summary

Approval Date 05 Sep 2007
Signature Date 19 Nov 2007
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2011
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2011
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11322
Commitment U.A 20,000,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The program in support of the Secondary Education Development Plan has its basis in the government’s Education and Training Policy and the Education Sector Development Program (ESDP). Under the ESDP, a Primary Education Development Program (PEDP) for the period 2002 -2006 and Secondary Education Development Plan (SEDP) for the period 2004 – 2009 were developed. This program supports the implementation of the government’s Secondary Education Development Plan (SEDP) activities. These activities include the expansion and improvement of physical facilities; provision of teaching and learning materials; training of teachers; reduction of barriers to secondary education for children from poor households through the provision of scholarships; supporting programs aimed at improving the retention of girls in schools; and strengthening of the capacity for education management. Therefore, the program responds to Tanzania’s need to increase access and improve the quality and equity of education. It will contribute to the Government’s effort to increase access and improve secondary education, especially in remote rural areas with little access to secondary education. The total estimated cost of the SEDP over the five year (2004-2009) period is TZS 1,433,084 million (equivalent to about UA 754 million).

Project Objectives

The overall national sector goal for education is ensuring equitable access to quality primary and secondary education, universal literacy and expansion of higher, technical and vocational education. The objective of this program is to support the implementation of Secondary Education Development Plan (SEDP), which aims to contribute to increased access and improved quality and equity of secondary education.


Secondary school students throughout the Mainland will benefit from the expanded and improved learning conditions. But since one of the objectives of SEDP is to improve the provision of secondary education in underserved remote areas, many of the beneficiaries of the program are expected to be students from rural communities. Other beneficiaries of the program will include students from poor households who will receive scholarships, under-qualified teachers who will receive in-service training to upgrade their qualifications, and school head teachers and school inspectors who receive training that will enhance their capacities to fulfill their duties more effectively.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Ministry of Education and Vocational Training


IATI identifier 46002-P-TZ-IAC-002
Last Update 11 Jul 2020


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Geographic Location

Country Tanzania, United Republic of