Project Appraisal Reports
Abstract: The National Education Emergency Programme was designed by the Moroccan Government with the support of its development partners, including the African Development Bank (ADB) Group. This four-year programme covers the 2009-2012 period and concerns the country’s entire education and training system. Its purpose is to accelerate the implementation of reform resulting from the National Education and Training Charter (CNEF) by consolidating gains and making the necessary readjustments. The specific objective of the Emergency Programme is to make education available to all and improve the quality of teaching and performance of the education system. The direct beneficiaries are pupils and students, the teaching, administrative and service staff, as well as the central and decentralized structures of the Ministry for National Education, Higher Education, Management Training and Scientific Research. The Bank intends to support this programme with a budget support of two successive tranches of EUR 37 million and EUR 38 million in 2009 and 2010 respectively. The programme supports the efforts of the Moroccan Government in skills development and poverty reduction under the National Human Development Initiative (NHDI), as well as the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) by 2015. In this light, the envisaged programme focuses on extending education and training opportunities, improving its internal and external performance, as well as better management of the human, financial and material resources made available to the supervisory Ministry. The main expected programme outcomes are: (i) reform of the education and training system so that it can meet development needs; (ii) compulsory school enrolment up to age 15, (iii) promotion of initiative and excellence in qualifying secondary and higher education; (iv) completion of decentralization, and (v) rational management of resources and introduction of a culture of results-based management.