• Implementation Support Agency (ISA): World Bank
  • Total project financing: $59.8 million
  • Funding from GCFF: $10 million
  • GCFF Financing Approval Date: 04/28/2023
  • Project Closing Date: 12/31/2029
  • % Disbursed: 0%
  • Status: Under implementation
Education Quality Improvement Project

About the project

The proposed project aims to improve the quality of education service delivery in Moldova, with an emphasis on disadvantaged students. The first component will focus on enhancing teacher effectiveness through innovations in teaching practices to support learning recovery especially for disadvantaged students. The second component, improving the quality and resilience of physical and digital learning environments in targeted schools, will address critical issues of between-school inequities in learning environments across urban and rural areas. The third component will support the development of institutional capacity to design, pilot, evaluate, and scale up the envisaged reforms, while strengthening project management, implementation, and monitoring capacity, and, to support national and subnational capacity to lead ECEC and basic education reforms to improve access of disadvantaged children including refugees from Ukraine to quality education services. To harness the opportunities of digital transformation, the project will support as a cross-cutting area efforts to embrace systemic changes that promote digitalization practices in education. The fourth Contingent Emergency Response Component (CERC) will support the country’s future response in the event of a natural or manmade disaster or emergency.

Project Development Objective (PDO)

To: (i) improve the learning environment in participating institutions, with an emphasis on suppor ting disadvantaged students; and (ii) strengthen the capacity of the Ministry of Education and Research for sector management and refugee response.