The World Bank – Kyrgyz Global Partnership for Education (GPE) – 3

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Project at-a-glance
Project Name Kyrgyz Global Partnership for Education (GPE) - 3
Project Number P132490
Sector/Subsector Education
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Opening Date 02 Apr 2014
Project Closing Date 30 Jun 2017
Responsible Institution
Responsible International Financial Institution The World Bank
Responsible Executive Agencies

Ministry of Education and Science in the Kyrgyz Republic

Objectives
Strategic Agenda

To increase equitable access to pre-school education, and to establish conditions for improving its quality.

Description

The proposed Project would be organized around three components: (i) expansion of pre-primary education services; (ii) improvement of policy, programs and system effectiveness; and (iii) implementation support. All components would support priorities delineated in MoES Education Strategy 2020 and MTEDP, and complement activities promoted by other donors in the education sector. Component One: Expansion of Pre-Primary Education Services. The aim of this component is to Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Authorized Public Disclosure Copy Public Disclosure Copy increase equitably access to pre-primary education services that meet quality standards. Sub-component 1.1: Early Education Services. This sub-component aims to increase equitable access to early education services for children aged 4-5 years. The Project would support community mobilization and the identification of sites where communities and local authorities wish to establish services, can provide suitable premises and staff, and commit to cover all recurrent charges including salaries . The sites would be targeted on poor, rural communities where there is no or low coverage of early education services. These communities would be provided with a package of equipment, furniture and teaching-learning materials. The teachers would be trained using an inservice course adapted from ongoing donor-supported projects; essential elements of the course would be integrated into the curricula of pre- and in-service teacher training institutions. Community mobilization and site identification would be done in the first year of implementation, and training and procurement thereafter. Sub-component 1.2: Access to Preparation Programs. This sub-component aims to increase access to the 480-hour primary preparation program for children aged six years. The Project would support three main activities. First, a training course would be designed and delivered to primary and state kindergarten teachers and school directors to enable all primary schools and state kindergartens to provide the 480-hour preparation program; essential elements of the course would also be integrated into the curricula of pre- and in-service teacher training institutions. Second, all primary schools delivering pre-school education and state kindergartens would be provided with the necessary teaching-learning materials to enable delivery of the preparation program. Based upon course development work done by donor partners during project preparation, the Project would support the piloting and revision of the package of training and materials in the first year of implementation, and scaling up to schools and state kindergartens in the second and final years. Third, a model for integrating children with special education needs (SEN) would be developed for the preparation program, based on existing donor-supported projects. In a limited number of schools, school social workers and psychologists would be trained in outreach and teaching assistance; teaching-learning materials would be provided for special needs education. Component Two: Improvement of Policy, Programs and System Effectiveness. The aim of this component is to improve policy, programs and system effectiveness for pre-school education. Building on prior work done under donor-supported projects, the Project would finance the publication and dissemination of early learning development standards (ELDS), and the review of the curricula for children aged 3-6 years (covering all early education services, state kindergartens and preparation programs.) The purpose of the review would be to produce a standards-compliant curriculum that is harmonized both vertically, such that the progression is consistent from ages 3 to 7 years, and horizontally, such that the final year in state kindergartens and preparation programs are consistent. The revised curricula would be the basis for in-service training supported by the Project. The Project would also finance a review of pre-primary education financing mechanisms to support MoES’s revision and adoption of mechanisms that promote equitable access to pre-school education. Further, the Project would also support revisions to the legal-regulatory framework as a result of any changes to standards, curricula, and financing mechanisms, as well as revisions that would promote the expansion of private sector services for pre-primary education and care. Finally, this component would finance two rounds of observations of the pre-school classroom environment (covering materials, classroom management and teaching-learning practices) to monitor Public Disclosure Copy Public Disclosure Copy the effectiveness of training and materials. The sampling of schools would include a stratum to analyze those implementing the SEN model. Second, a comparative evaluation of learning outcomes would be done at early primary level between children with varying levels of participation in preprimary education. Component Three: Communications and Implementation Support. The Project would finance an outreach program to mobilize communities in the expansion of community pre-schools, as well as a communication campaign to sustain stakeholder support for the project. It would also finance expenses associated with project management, including coordination, fiduciary management, and project monitoring.

Source of Funding

The World Bank

Amount of Funding

US$ 16.27  million

Project Outcome

Increase equitable access to pre-school education, and to establish conditions for improving its quality.

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Contact Information of International Financial Institution
Organization/Department The World Bank
Name Dingyong Hou
Address 214 Moskovskaya St.
Province/State Bishkek
Postal Code 720010
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Phone +996 (312) 625 262
E-mail

dakmatbekova@worldbank.org

Website

www.worldbank.org

Contact Information of Project Implementer
Organization/Department Ministry of Education and Science
Name Umetaliev Jumgalbek
Address 257, Tynystanov Str.
Province/State Bishkek
Postal Code 720040
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Phone +996312623417
E-mail

ftiprocur@gmail.com

Website

www.edu.gov.kg