Vietnam: Upper Secondary Education Enhancement Project

Grant Funding|Activity Status: Closed
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  • Amount
    $3 million
  • Approval Date
    May 01, 2009
    Closing Date
    September 30, 2013
  • Donors



In Vietnam, large disparities exist in secondary enrollment between advantaged and disadvantaged regions, and there is a large gap between these groups in terms of upper secondary school completion. The disparity stems from low-income communities inability to afford tuition fees.

GPOBA and the World Bank grant supported 11 provinces to provide output-based subsidies to schools through reimbursed tuition fees, subsidizing enrollment of 8,145 students for three years. The project aimed to address persistent inequalities in learning outcomes, attendance, and completion rates by increasing access of poor students to upper secondary education (grades 10–12) in non-public secondary and professional secondary schools.