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Basic Education Project 
In line with the National Task Force on Education (NTFE) findings, the objectives of Basic Education Project are to: 1) enhance the cognitive and social development of children in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) to prepare them to enter primary education; 2) improve the quality of teaching and student achievement in primary education; 3) improve the physical infrastructure of facilities for ECCE and primary and secondary education; and 4) strengthen the management and institutional capabilities of the education sector at all levels. At the primary school level, the project seeks to improve effective leadership, teaching and assessment methods, coaching among teachers, and local flexibility and autonomy. The project comprises four principal components and ten subcomponents: 1) ECCE quality and access (subcomponents: (a) upgrading quality; and (b) increasing access); 2) teaching and learning quality (subcomponents: (a) classroom instruction and curriculum strengthening; and (b) texbooks and instructional materials); 3) upgrading the physical environment for teaching and learning (subcomponents: (a) school construction and reconstruction; (b) school extension and renovation; and (c) pilot secondary school construction); and 4) education management and institutional strengthening (subcomponents: (a) Ministry of Education (MOE) reform and decentralization; (b) testing and assessment reform; and (c) school-based management strengthening).** 
  Last Updated  November 27 2014
Basic Information
Project StatusClosed 
Region Latin America And Caribbean 
Country/AreaTrinidad and Tobago 
Major Sector (Sector) (%) Education (Primary education) (56%) 
  Public Administration, Law, and Justice (General public administration sector) (25%) 
  Education (Secondary education) (9%) 
  Education (Pre-primary education) (7%) 
  Education (Tertiary education) (3%) 
Old Major SectorN/A  
Old SectorN/A  
Env CategoryC  
Project IDP035312 
Bank Team Lead (Last Name, First)De Roquefeuil, Alexis  
Approval Date16-NOV-1995  
Closing Date30-JUN-2003  
Implementing AgencyMINISTRY OF EDUCATION  

Main Loan/Credit #39560  
IBRD Commitment *51 
IDA Commitment *
IBRD + IDA Commitment *51 
Grant Amount *
Total Project Cost *121.7 
Product LineIBRD/IDA 
Lending InstrumentSpecific Investment Loan 

Development Outcomes And Goals
Targeted Thematic Outcomes...Supporting this Broader Dev't Goal
Education for allAchieve universal primary education (MDG); Education (CAP)
Participation and civic engagementEmpowerment, security & social inclusion (CAP)
Social analysis and monitoringEmpowerment, security & social inclusion (CAP); N/A (GPG)
Urban services and housing for the poorN/A (CAP)
DecentralizationPublic sector governance (CAP)
Available Project Documents***
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Implementation Completion and Results Report (ICR), Vol.1 -29-DEC-2003 
Agreement (), Vol. -07-MAR-1996 
Agreement (AGR), Vol. -07-MAR-1996 
Agreement (AGR), Vol. -07-MAR-1996 
Agreement (), Vol. -07-MAR-1996 
Loan Agreement (), Vol. -07-MAR-1996 
Loan Agreement (LA), Vol. -07-MAR-1996 
Staff Appraisal Report (SAR), Vol.1 -26-OCT-1995 
Project Information Document (PID), Vol.1 -26-OCT-1995 
Grant or Trust Fund Agreement (GTA), Vol. -11-MAY-1994 
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