Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes
This project's objective is to improve the quality of education in low performing basic education schools and strengthen education sector equity and accountability in Ghana. The project is funded by FCDO ($25.5 million) and the Government of Ghana ($4.5 million) and is processed as additional financing to the $150 million IDA Ghana Accountability for Learning Outcomes Project (GALOP).
This additional financing (AF) will help reduce the current financing gap in the implementation of the GALOP to support the Government’s COVID-19 Coordinated Education Response Plan and respond to the high number of out-of-school children in Ghana. The AF will aid Ghana to address the immediate, short-term and long-term effects of the pandemic by supporting the National Response Plan and ameliorating the loss in learning. It will further help support recovery and resilience measures with a strengthened focus on equitable opportunities for marginalized children.
The AF will maintain a strong equity focus by setting a higher price for outcomes under the Education Outcomes Fund specifically for out-of-school girls. Further, service providers that can demonstrate strong capacity to provide interventions for children with disabilities will receive preferential weighting in the procurement process.
Procurement of the IVA, as well as service providers and investors for the rural component (lots 1-6) is nearly finalized, with contracts expected to be awarded by the end of FY22.
• Procurement for the urban component is ongoing and expected to be completed with contracts signed in Q1 of FY23.
• In FY22 the Management Unit within the Ghana Ministry of Education was set up and the communications strategy was developed.
• The project is on schedule to begin RBF-funded activities in Q2 of FY23. The Minister of Education has re-named the program as Ghana Education Outcomes Project to make it local and distinguish it from the Education Outcomes Fund globally.