Pooled-Fund for Basic Education (FoCEB) Project for Guinea

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I Inactive

Key Information

The Project Development Objective (PDO) for the Pooled-Fund for Basic Education was to (i) improve access and learning in basic education and literacy of under-served populations; (ii) strengthen MEN-A's capacity in evidence-based management; and (iii) support the implementation of the education sector's short-term Ebola strategic response plan. The first component aimed at improving coverage and equity in access to basic education and at improving the hygienic conditions in primary schools. It emphasized equity by focusing on improving access to basic education for marginalized populations (primarily female and rural children, and out-ofschool children), and by implementing a literacy campaign with a special focus on women. To mitigate the ongoing and any future Ebola epidemic through the school system and to promote a healthier teaching and learning environment, this component was also to support the MEN-A in its efforts to rehabilitate/construct latrines and water points and to complete the distribution of hand washing kits.

Lead Implementing Government(s)



Sub-Saharan Africa


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2015 - 2019


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation

Ministry of National Education and Literacy


Not applicable or unknown

COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Primary completion
  • Primary enrollment


  • School facilities


  • Literacy

Cross-cutting areas

  • Emergencies and protracted crises
  • Gender equality
  • Social and gender norms and beliefs
  • WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene)

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

  • Lower primary
  • Upper primary

Other populations reached

  • School administrators

Participants include

  • N/A

Program Approaches Back to Top

Community engagement/advocacy/sensitization

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


  • Increased availability of learning materials

Facilities construction/improvement

  • Construction/improvement of classrooms

Social/gender norms change

  • Media campaigns

Tutoring/strengthening academic skills

  • Literacy - outside the classroom

Water and sanitation

  • Construction/improvement of toilets (combined use)

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Increased enrolment in primary school
  • Increased literacy
  • Increased primary school completion
  • Reduced absenteeism

Cross-cutting goals

  • Improved health - other
  • More equal power in relationships
  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms