Vietnam: World Bank-administered GPOBA and East Meets West Foundation to Help Provide Secondary Education for Poor Students

News Release No. 2010/4

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Hanoi, May 24, 2010 – The World Bank, acting as administrator for the Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA), approved a grant for US$3 million for a scheme to increase access to secondary education for poor girls and boys in Vietnam.

Around 7,500 students in eleven provinces – three in the Northern mountainous area and eight others along the Central Coast and Truong Son Mountain Range – are expected to benefit from the scheme.