Ghana Secondary Education Improvement Project

  • F Funding Initiative/Portfolio

I Inactive

Key Information

The development objective of the Secondary Education Improvement Project for Ghana is to increase access to senior secondary education in underserved districts and improve quality in low-performing senior high schools in Ghana. The project comprises of two components. The first component, support to increase access with equity and quality in senior high schools (SHS), uses a results-based financing (RBF) modality. Disbursements up to a capped absolute amount will be made against specific line items in the education sector annual budget, referred to as eligible expenditure programs (EEPs). Policies and interventions to be supported are grouped into two pillars: (i) increasing access with equity (geographic, gender, poverty, etc.); and (ii) improving quality of selected low performing SHS. The second component, management, research, and monitoring and evaluation, aims to strengthen the implementation capacity of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and Ghana Education Service (GES) and its related implementing agencies and assist them to achieve the objectives of the government's SHS strategy. This component will support monitoring and evaluation (M&E), coordination, planning, communication, financial management, procurement, and safeguards.

Lead Implementing Government(s)



Sub-Saharan Africa


Government Affiliation

Government-affiliated program


2014 - 2021


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation

Ghana Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education (MOE) and Ghana Education Service (GES)


COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope


Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • Secondary completion


  • School quality


  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting areas

  • Economic/livelihoods (including savings/financial inclusion, etc.)
  • Gender equality

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys in school, Girls in school, Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

All in school

School Level

  • Upper secondary

Other populations reached

Not applicable or unknown

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top


  • Remedial education/skills

Policy/legal environment

  • System-wide review and reform

Reducing economic barriers

  • Conditional cash transfers to schools

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)
  • Increased secondary school completion

Cross-cutting goals

  • More equitable gender attitudes and norms
  • Reduced poverty/increase household well-being