National Quality Education Program

Project Overview

Project Title National Quality Education Program
Project Number P097176
Country Tajikistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) More than 4 000 000
Project Start – Project End June 2, 2011–October 12, 2014
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding World Bank
Project Budget(EUR) 8,000,000
Implementing Organization / Consortium

National Testing Center

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Contact: Scherezad Joya Monami Latif
Title: Sr. Education Spec.
Tel: (202) 458-2488

Beneficiary Higher Education Institute, Ministry of Education

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The program is aligned to the National Strategy for Education Development (NSED) and the Joint Country Support Strategy (JCSS) and focuses on: (i) building on lessons learned in general education sub sectors in improving the quality of and access to schooling from Grades 1-11; (ii) improving management of the education system as a whole including the development of an institutional framework for reform. The program is a basic System-wide Approach (SWAp) based on the NSED (government’s sector wide strategy) and adhering to the joint donor Country Support Strategy (JCSS) and prepared and implemented side by side with the FTI activities. The program would also share the following: (i) a joint Action Plan with separate budgets per financier; (ii) donor coordination facilitated by GoT; (iii) a shared framework for Key Performance Indicators (KPIs); and, (iv) the use of MoE departments (with TA support) for implementation and a focus on lessons learned from past programs in the sector. The program preparation of the proposed NQEP would be linked to the preparation for FTI -3 funding.

Project Objectives

The overall project development objective would be to strengthen governance and management of the sector through the establishment of a national assessment center, promotion of monitoring and evaluation and development of an institutional framework for reform.

This would lead to increased equity regarding access to higher education institutions and the development of tools which would better measure improvements in the quality of education in the country.

The quality of learning in classrooms is intrinsically linked to the greater system and its management and the system’s ability to respond to students’ needs.

Education Sector HE
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Training providers (public and private)
Related Projects

National Testing Center


Component 1. The National Testing Center (NTC). The objective of the NTC is to institutionalize fair and transparent assessments that will be used for improving learning outcomes and addressing issues of equity.

Component 2. Monitoring and Evaluation. The objective of the Monitoring and Evaluation component would be to establish a coordinated unit to provide reliable information and analysis to the education sector thus enabling national policy makers and educators to make informed decisions based on relevant and readily accessible information.

Component 3. Policy Reform. The objective of this component would be to strengthen the linkage between program implementation and policy development and to build the capacity of the MoE and its stakeholders for effective policy making ultimately resulting in more rational education policies.

Project Results

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