Guatemala Basic Education Strengthening (BEST) Project

  • P Project/Program

? Activity Status: Unknown

Key Information

Our firm, in association with the Academy for Educational Development, designed a five-year project to assist the Ministry of Education and private sector educational institutions in improving the quality and efficiency of basic education in Guatemala. J&A provided support in upgrading bilingual classroom materials, providing professional development opportunities for teachers and supervisors, and designed a monitoring and evaluation system that measured the participation of girls and Mayans in the classroom and in democratic activities in the community.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


Latin America & Caribbean


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


Not applicable or unknown


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation

Ministry of Education

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Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Teacher training


  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting areas

Not applicable or unknown

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Girls in school, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

  • Indigenous

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

  • Technical assistance/capacity building to civil society organizations or governments


  • In-service teacher training – pedagogy general
  • Teaching materials (e.g. lesson plans, curricula)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased school completion (general)
  • Increased school enrolment (general)

Cross-cutting goals

Not applicable or unknown