Support to the National Education Pact Project

  • F Funding Initiative/Portfolio

Key Information

The objective of the Project is to improve the Borrower capacity to: recruit and train primary and secondary schoolteachers, assess student learning in primary and secondary education, evaluate the quality of service provided by Public Early Childhood Development Centers, and enhance the process for decentralizing public school management.The Support to the National Education Pact Project (P167815) assists the Ministry of Education of the Dominican Republic (MINERD) in financing key activities to increase the quality of education in the mid-to long-term as part of the Pacto Educativo (National Education Pact, NEP) and in doubling of the pre-tertiary education budget to 4 percent of GDP since 2013.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


2018 -


Dominican Republic


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International Bank for Reconstruction and Development


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Dominican Republic Ministry of Education

COVID-19 Response


Government Affiliation


Ministry Affiliation


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment
  • Primary to secondary transition
  • Secondary completion

Cross-cutting areas

  • Gender equality

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Girls in school


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School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary
  • Lower secondary
  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top


  • Hiring more teachers (both men and women)
  • In-service teacher training – gender-responsive pedagogy
  • In-service teacher training – pedagogy general
  • Pre-service teacher training – gender-responsive pedagogy
  • Pre-service teacher training – pedagogy general

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased enrolment in primary school
  • Increased primary school completion
  • Increased school completion (general)

Cross-cutting goals

  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms