World Bank to invest $500m in Egyptian educational reforms

16 Apr 18

The World Bank is to invest $500m in education reforms in Egypt, expanding access to early years education and making greater use of technical innovations.


The five-year Supporting Egypt Education Reform programme will expand access to quality kindergarten for half a million children, training half a million teachers and education officials and provide 1.5 million students and teachers with digital learning resources.

Sahar Nasr, Egypt’s minister for investment and international cooperation, said: “We welcome the World Bank’s support to the implementation of our ambitious home-grown education sector reform programme.

“It’s a strategic opportunity and the government is fully committed to developing the education system to build a productive generation that is well-equipped and ready for the competitive world.”

Asad Alam, World Bank country director for Egypt, added that stronger education systems were crucial to improving productivity and growth.

“By focusing on strengthening learning conditions, young Egyptians will be better prepared for higher paying and skilled jobs of the future,” he said.

The education programme is closely aligned with Egypt’s ‘2030 Vision’, a sustainable development strategy that see educations and a key means to transform Egyptian society.

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