Project profile — Monitoring and Evaluation of Debt Conversion for Education


2004-01-28 - 2020-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
OGM Indo-Pacific

Country / region 

• Pakistan (100.00%)


• Basic Education: Primary education (11220) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project provides monitoring and evaluation services and technical assistance to help Pakistan’s federal and provincial governments manage the proceeds of the Pakistan-Canada Debt-for-Education Conversion initiative effectively. The goal of the debt conversion initiative is to improve the quality of education in Pakistan. The initiative involves converting Pakistan’s official development assistance debt to Canada ($449.6 million) into local currency and making the proceeds available to provincial and federal education authorities. The funds are used to strengthen the teacher education system in order to improve the skills of primary and elementary school teachers and education managers.

Expected results 


Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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