Mongolia: Rural Education and Development (READ) Project – Additional Financing

June 26, 2008

Approval Date: June 26, 2008
IDA Grant Amount: US$ 1.0 million

Project Description: The additional resources would help finance the costs associated with scaling up activities under READ in rural schools. Specifically, the additional financing would support the distribution of learning materials (customized children’s laptop computers with Mongolia-specific educational content) to children in selected pilot rural primary schools, in addition to the training of teachers and students around these materials as well as a rigorous impact evaluation of the pilot. These resources will also examine the role of information technology in improving the overall quality and effectiveness of education.