Support to Quality Education Project (Niger)

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Key Information

The development objective of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Support to Quality Education Project for Niger is to improve access to schooling, retention of students in school, and the quality of the teaching and learning environment at the basic education level, in the Republic of Niger. The project comprises of three components. The first component, expanding equitable access to schooling and retention of students in school aim to increase equitable access to and retention in basic education by tackling supply and demand-side constraints to enrollment. It consists of following three sub-components: (i) education infrastructure; (ii) girls' access to education; and (iii) school feeding and student health. The second component aim to improve the quality of teaching and learning by supporting: (a) increased provision of teaching and learning materials and support to a curriculum review; (b) pre-service and in-service teacher training; and (c) better tools for the measurement and improvement of learning outcomes. It consists of following three sub-components: (i) pedagogical inputs; (ii) teacher training; and (iii) learning outcomes. The third component, strengthening management capacity will support more efficient use of resources for improved access and quality through the development of management and institutional capacity and better incentives at the central, district, school, and project levels in several critical areas. It is divided into following three sub-components: (i) capacity enhancement of the ministries in charge of basic education; (ii) central and decentralized education system management; and (iii) project management and coordination.

Lead Implementing Government(s)



Sub-Saharan Africa


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2015 - 2019


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation

Ministry of Primary Education, Literacy, Promotion of National Languages and Civic Education, Ministry of Secondary Education

COVID-19 Response

Not changed

Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary enrollment


  • School facilities
  • Teacher training


  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting areas

  • Gender equality
  • Nutrition

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Girls in school


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary

Other populations reached

  • Fathers
  • Mothers
  • School administrators
  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top


  • Increased availability of learning materials

Facilities construction/improvement

  • Construction/improvement of classrooms


  • School feeding


  • Informational interventions (e.g. returns to education)

Reducing economic barriers

  • Scholarships/stipends for school fees


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

Water and sanitation

  • Construction/improvement of toilets (combined use)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Gender parity and non-discrimination are promoted at all subjects/education levels
  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased enrolment in primary school
  • Increased primary school completion
  • Increased school enrolment (general)

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved critical consciousness
  • Improved nutrition
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms