BR-L1327 : Program to improve the quality and expand coverage of basic education in the sta

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Implementation

The 2011-2020 Brazilian National Education Plan1 sets ambitious objectives for the country, the most important of which include: (i) universal education for the group between 15 and 17 years of age by 2016; (ii) 9 years of universal primary education for the entire group between 6 and 14 years of age; (iii) literacy for all children up to 8 years of age; (iv) advanced training for all basic education teachers; and (v) better school performance indicators. However, in terms of the main variables of promotion, coverage, and quality in education, Brazil¿s regions present a diverse panorama. Conditions in the northern region, which includes the state of Pará, and the northeastern region are worse than in other regions of the country.2 Pará is the country¿s second largest state in terms of surface area, encompassing 15% of Brazil¿s territory. It has a population of 7.6 million (2010 Census, Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics¿ (IBGE)), 70% of whom live in urban areas. Owing to its size, unique geographical features, difficult access routes, and distances between municipios, the state of Pará faces enormous challenges in terms of logistics and mobility. By 2016 an estimated US$65 billion will be invested in 46 projects in the mining, iron and steel, livestock, transportation, and tourism sectors, which are expected to generate 161,000 jobs.3 It will be hard, however, to take full advantage of these investments due to the low skill level of the labor force, with only 54% primary education and 5% having higher education), the absence of training programs tailored to the needs of the production sector and to developing basic and technical skills, and weak placement systems.4

PROJECT DETAIL

Project Number BR-L1327
Operation Number 2933/OC-BR
Country Brazil
Sector EDUCATION
Subsector EDUCATION-PRIMARY EDUCATION
Project Type Loan Operation
Project Subtype Specific Investment Operation
Environmental and Social Impact Category B
Project Status Implementation
Approval Date MAY 1, 2013
Contract Signature Date DEC 16, 2013
IDB Financing * 200.81

PROJECT INFORMATION

Total Cost H USD 351,460,000
Country Counterpart Financing USD 150,650,000
Financing Type FFF
Fund Ordinary Capital
Reporting currency USD - United States Dollar
Reporting Date JUN 30, 2015
Estimated Cofinancing H USD 200,810,000
Undisbursed Amount H USD 177,890,000
Disbursed to Date R USD 22,920,000
Amount Outstanding R USD 22,920,000
Income Collected R USD 588,563
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Key Value
H Historical
R Revalued

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