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Results Briefs June 20, 2006

Equal Access to Basic Education in the Philippines: $200 Million in IBRD Financing

Students from the Bislig Elementary School welcome World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim

Bisling Elementary School in the Philippines

World Bank


Results from the World Bank Treasury

  • Purpose: Ensure equal access to basic education
  • IBRD Financing: $200 Million
  • Project Term: 2006-2011. Project ID: P094063

The National Program Support for Basic Education project aims to improve quality and equity in teaching for all Filipino children in basic education. 

The project will help enhance the quality and equity of basic education, improve teaching effectiveness by refining current standards for the hiring and promotion of teachers, develop and further strengthen the management of schools, and help restructure the Education Department's budget. 

The National Program Support for Basic Education Project aims to improve quality and equity in learning outcomes for all Filipinos in basic education. There are four project components. Component 1 develops and strengthens school-based management (SBM), legislated in The Governance of Basic Education Act of 2001 (RA 9155). Component 2 improves teaching effectiveness through two major policy interventions: a) refining current work on teacher competency standards and applying them to performance appraisal, training needs, promotion, hiring practices, pre-service training and licensing; and b) achieving a more equitable distribution of teachers across schools through application of principles identified by the Education Department for improved teacher deployment. Component 3 enhances quality and equity by applying a standards-based approach to addressing the growing disparities in both inputs and outcomes of basic education. Component 4 supports effective resource mobilization; it seeks to improve budget planning and management and resource mobilization by restructuring the Education Department's budget.