Project profile — Support for Burkina Faso's Basic Education Strategic Development Program

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Support for Burkina Faso's Basic Education Strategic Development Program - Overview
Government of Burkina Faso - Ministry of Economy and Finance
2017-12-08 - 2022-03-31
Country / region • Burkina-Faso (100.00%)
Sector • Education, Level Unspecified
Education policy and administrative management (11110) (25.00%)
• Basic Education
Primary education (11220) (40.00%)
• Secondary Education
Lower secondary education (11321) (32.00%)
• Population Policies/Programmes And Reproductive Health
Population policy and administrative management (13010) (3.00%)
Policy marker • Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Disability (significant objective)
Description and results


This project seeks to support Burkina Faso’s Ministry of National Education and Literacy (MENA) in implementing its Basic Education Strategic Development Program (PDSEB) for the 2017-2022 period. This is done by helping to improve access to quality education for girls and boys aged 6 to 16. The program is also helping to achieve gender parity in terms of access to post primary education and the completion of primary and post primary education. Project activities include the following: (1) building and equipping approximately 4,000 new classrooms each year for primary and post primary schools; (2) increasing the number of qualified teachers to approximately 105,000 by 2021; (3) adopting specific measures to encourage girls’ education; (4) setting up training programs tailored to out of school youth, training teachers and implementing new curricula; (5) providing textbooks; (6) strengthening school management committees and MENA’s archiving and internal control systems.

Expected results

The expected results of this project include the following: (1) narrower gaps in access to education, thereby improving gender parity at the primary and post primary levels; (2) improved quality of service delivery for basic education; (3) more effective basic education steering and management practices at all levels of the education system.

Results achieved

Results achieved as of December 2019 include: (1) a 75.6% increase in the number of primary school classrooms between 2009 and 2019, from 38,269 classrooms in 2009 to 67,238 classrooms in 2019; (2) a 14 point increase in the gross primary enrolment ratio since 2009, from 74.8% to 88,8% in 2019 with better results for girls (89,2%); and (3) positive growth in the completion rate for primary school, which rose from 45.9% (of which 42.5% were girls) in 2009 to 61,7% (of which 66.3% were girls) in 2019.



Original budget $10,500,000
Planned Disbursement $10,000,000
Transaction Date Type Value
29-10-2021 Disbursement $7,500,000
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