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Document of

The World Bank

FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY

Report No: PAD2384


INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
Project Appraisal Document

ON A

PROPOSED IDA GRANT
IN THE AMOUNT OF SDR20.6 MILLION

(US$30 MILLION EQUIVALENT)
and
A Proposed Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Grant

in the amount of US$5 million
TO THE
Republic of the gambia

FOR AN

EDUCATION SECTOR SUPPORT PROGRAM





March 7, 2018
Education Global Practice

Africa Region









CURRENCY EQUIVALENTS


(Exchange Rate Effective January 31, 2018)




Currency Unit =

GMD (Gambian Dalasi)

GMD 47.82 =

US$1

US$0.68628528 =

SDR 1



FISCAL YEAR



January 1 - December 31



Regional Vice President:

Makhtar Diop

Country Director:

Louise J. Cord

Senior Global Practice Director:

Jaime Saavedra Chanduvi

Practice Manager:

Meskerem Mulatu

Task Team Leader(s):

Ryoko Tomita



ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS







AfDB

African Development Bank

AF

Additional Financing

BADEA

Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa

CBG

Central Bank of Gambia

CCT

Conditional Cash Transfer

CEN

Country Engagement Note

COT

Classroom Observation Tool

CPD

Continuous Professional Development

DA

Designated Account

DLI

Disbursement Linked Indicator

DPO

Development Policy Operation

ECD

Early Childhood Development

EFA-FTI

Education For All – Fast Track Initiative

EGMA

Early Grade Math Assessment

EGRA

Early Grade Reading Assessment

ELA

English Language of Art

EMIS

Education Management Information System

EMP

Environmental Management Plan

ESMF

Environmental and Social Management Framework

ESSP

Education Sector Strategic Plan

FM

Financial Management

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GER

Gross Enrollment Rate

GNI

Gross National Income

GPE

Global Partnership for Education

GPN

General Procurement Notice

GRS

Grievance Redress Service

GTUCCU

Gambia Teachers’ Union Co-operative Credit Union

HTC

Higher Teacher Certificate

ICT

Information and Communication Technology

IDA

International Development Association

IFR

Interim Financial Report

IHS

Integrated Household Survey

IMF

International Monetary Fund

IFMIS

Integrated Financial Management Information System

IRR

Internal Rate of Return

IsDB

Islamic Development Bank

ISP

Implementation Support Plan

ISR

Implementation Status and Results Report

JPS

Joint Partnership Strategy

LBE

Lower Basic Education

LBS

Lower Basic Schools

LEG

Legal Education Group

MoBSE

Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education

MoFEA

Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs

MoHERST

Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology

M&E

Monitoring and Evaluation

NAO

National Audit Office

NAT

National Assessment Test

NEA

National Environment Agency

NER

Net Enrollment Rate

NJCTL

New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning

NPV

Net Present Value

PCR

Primary Completion Rate

PCU

Project Coordination Unit

PDO

Project Development Objective

PEFA

Public Expenditure Financial Assessment

PFM

Project Financial Management

PIM

Project Implementation Manual

PPP

Public-Private Partnership

PS

Permanent Secretary

PSI-PMI

Progressive Science Initiative and Progressive Math Initiative

PTC

Primary Teacher Certificate

RAP

Resettlement Action Plan

READ

Results for Education Achievement and Development Project

RED

Regional Education Directorate

RF

Results Framework

RPF

Resettlement Policy Framework

SDI

Service Delivery Indicators

SMT

Senior Management Team

SQAD

Standards and Quality Assurance Directorate

SSS

Senior Secondary Schools

STED

Science and Technology Education Directorate

SW

Staff Week

TCCT

Targeted Conditional Cash Transfer

UBE

Upper Basic Education

UBS

Upper Basic Schools

UNICEF

United Nations Children’s Fund

UNOPS

United Nations Office for Project Services

WB

World Bank






BASIC INFORMATION










Is this a regionally tagged project?

Country(ies)

Financing Instrument

No




Investment Project Financing




[] Situations of Urgent Need of Assistance or Capacity Constraints

[] Financial Intermediaries



[] Series of Projects




OPS_BASICINFO_TABLE_3










Approval Date

Closing Date

Environmental Assessment Category




28-Mar-2018




B - Partial Assessment




Bank/IFC Collaboration










No







Proposed Development Objective(s)




To increase access to early childhood development and basic education and improve quality of teaching and learning.




Components




Component Name

Cost (US$, millions)




Component 1. Enhancing Access to ECD and Basic Education

9.70




Component 2. Improving Quality of Teaching and Learning

18.00




Component 3. Technical and Institutional Support

7.30







Organizations




Borrower :

The Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs




Implementing Agency :

The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MoBSE)

The Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology




PROJECT FINANCING DATA (US$, Millions)



FIN_TABLE_DATA

















[ ] Counterpart Funding

[

] IBRD


[ ] IDA Credit



[ ] IDA Grant



[

] Trust Funds



[

] Parallel Financing






FIN_COST_OLD







Total Project Cost:

Total Financing:

Financing Gap:

35.00

35.00

0.00




Of Which Bank Financing (IBRD/IDA):
30.00







Financing (in US$, millions)




FIN_SUMM_OLD

Financing Source

Amount




EFA-FTI Education Program Development Fund

5.00




IDA Grant

30.00




Total

 35.00















Expected Disbursements (in US$, millions)



Fiscal Year



















2018

2019

2020

2021

Annual



















4.70

10.20

6.00

9.10

Cumulative



















4.70

14.90

20.90

30.00





INSTITUTIONAL DATA







Practice Area (Lead)

Education




Contributing Practice Areas







Climate Change and Disaster Screening

This operation has been screened for short and long-term climate change and disaster risks




Gender Tag




Does the project plan to undertake any of the following?




a. Analysis to identify Project-relevant gaps between males and females, especially in light of country gaps identified through SCD and CPF









b. Specific action(s) to address the gender gaps identified in (a) and/or to improve women or men's empowerment









c. Include Indicators in results framework to monitor outcomes from actions identified in (b)








SYSTEMATIC OPERATIONS RISK-RATING TOOL (SORT)







Risk Category

Rating




1. Political and Governance

Substantial



2. Macroeconomic

High



3. Sector Strategies and Policies

Moderate



4. Technical Design of Project or Program

Moderate



5. Institutional Capacity for Implementation and Sustainability

Substantial



6. Fiduciary

Moderate



7. Environment and Social

Moderate



8. Stakeholders

Moderate



9. Other





10. Overall

Substantial







COMPLIANCE







Policy

Does the project depart from the CPF in content or in other significant respects?

[] Yes [] No




Does the project require any waivers of Bank policies?

[] Yes [] No









Safeguard Policies Triggered by the Project

Yes

No




Environmental Assessment OP/BP 4.01





Natural Habitats OP/BP 4.04





Forests OP/BP 4.36





Pest Management OP 4.09





Physical Cultural Resources OP/BP 4.11





Indigenous Peoples OP/BP 4.10





Involuntary Resettlement OP/BP 4.12





Safety of Dams OP/BP 4.37





Projects on International Waterways OP/BP 7.50





Projects in Disputed Areas OP/BP 7.60








Legal Covenants



Sections and Description

Dated covenant: External Auditor
The Recipient shall, no later than six (6) months after the Effective Date, recruit an external independent auditor, with qualifications and under terms of reference acceptable to the Association, to conduct annual financial audits of the Project.






Conditions



Type

Description

Effectiveness

The Project Implementation Manual has been adopted in accordance with Section I.B of Schedule 2 to Financing Agreement









Type

Description

Effectiveness

The Co-financing Agreement has been executed and delivered, and all conditions precedent to the effectiveness or to the right of the Recipient to make withdrawals under said Co-financing Agreement have been fulfilled.









Type

Description

Disbursement

No withdrawal shall be made:

(a) for payments made prior to the Signature Date; or



(b) under Category 1, until the Co-financing has been fully disbursed









PROJECT TEAM





Bank Staff

Name

Role

Specialization

Unit

Ryoko Tomita

Team Leader(ADM Responsible)




GED07

Mamata Tiendrebeogo

Procurement Specialist(ADM Responsible)

Procurement

GGOPF

Mouhamadou Kabir Ndoye

Procurement Specialist

Procurement

GGOPF

Mountaga Ndiaye

Procurement Specialist

Procurement

GGOPF

Tahirou Kalam

Financial Management Specialist

Financial Management

GGOAW

Alison Marie Grimsland

Team Member

Education

GED07

Christiaan Johannes Nieuwoudt

Team Member

Finance

WFACS

Frank Anthony Fariello

Counsel

Counsel

LEGAM

Gernot Brodnig

Social Safeguards Specialist

Safeguards

GSU01

Kebede Feda

Team Member

Economic analysis

GED07

Lalaina Noelinirina Rasoloharison

Team Member

Team assistant

GED07

Maiada Mahmoud Abdel Fattah Kassem

Team Member

Finance

WFACS

Ruma Tavorath

Environmental Safeguards Specialist

Safeguards

GEN07


Extended Team

Name

Title

Organization

Location







Gambia, The




TABLE OF CONTENTS


I.STRATEGIC CONTEXT 9

A. Country Context 9

B. Sectoral and Institutional Context 10

C. Higher Level Objectives to which the Project Contributes 16

II.PROJECT DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES 17

A. PDO 17

B. Project Beneficiaries 18

C. PDO-Level Results Indicators 18

III.PROJECT DESCRIPTION 18

A. Project Components 18

B. Project Cost and Financing (US$ millions) 24

C. Lessons Learned and Reflected in the Project Design 25

IV.IMPLEMENTATION 26

A. Institutional and Implementation Arrangements 26

B. Results Monitoring and Evaluation 27

C. Sustainability 27

D. Role of Partners 28

V.KEY RISKS 28

A. Overall Risk Rating and Explanation of Key Risks 28

VI.APPRAISAL SUMMARY 29

A. Economic and Financial (if applicable) Analysis 29

B. Technical 31

C. Financial Management (FM) 33

D. Procurement 33

E. Social (including Safeguards) 34

F. Environment (including Safeguards) 34

H. World Bank Grievance Redress 35

VII. RESULTS FRAMEWORK AND MONITORING 35

ANNEX 1: DETAILED PROJECT DESCRIPTION 47

ANNEX 2: IMPLEMENTATION ARRANGEMENTS 61

ANNEX 3: IMPLEMENTATION SUPPORT PLAN 76

ANNEX 4: OVERVIEW OF LESSONS LEARNED FROM PREVIOUS PROJECTS, AND LINKAGES WITH EDUCATION SECTOR STRATEGIC PLAN 79



ANNEX 5: ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS 89



  1. STRATEGIC CONTEXT
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