Russia Education Aid for Development Project (READ)

Project Overview

Project Title Russia Education Aid for Development Project (READ)
Project Number P126211
Country Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 2 000 001 - 4 000 000
Project Start – Project End May 11, 2011–October 31, 2014
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding World Bank
Project Budget(EUR) 3,400,000
Implementing Organization / Consortium

World Bank

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Team Leader – Saodat Bazarova


Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

Russia Education Aid for Development READ agreed in 2008 in the framework of cooperation between the Government of the Russian Federation and the World Bank to help developing countries. Center for International Cooperation in Education Development of the Russian Academy of National Economy and the Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation was created to develop the institutional capacity of Russia in development aid. CICED is part of the READ program, aimed at improving the quality of education in the partner countries, as well as strengthening the role of Russia as an a new donor in education.

Project Objectives

The main objectives of the program is to promote international development in education and support to member countries in building the capacity of institutions responsible for the measurement of educational achievements and the use of these data to improve teaching and learning.

READ provides support at the global and country levels. At the global level, the focus is on generating and sharing knowledge, in the form of instruments and tools, analytical reports, and sharing of good practices and lessons learned.

Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Mobility and international exchange
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Standardisation, Certification, Accreditation Bodies
Related Projects

– creation of new or strengthen the existing institutions of member countries, determining educational goals and implementing the evaluation of students’ educational achievements,
– improvement of existing and develop new tools for measuring the level of educational achievements of students.

Scheme of realization of READ program: Center for International Cooperation in Education Development program implements READ by:
1. Development of cooperation with organizations and experts in the field of quality education in the participating countries of the program.
2. Involvement to current projects of international education experts as part of the Technical group.
3. Taking into account the international practices in conjunction with the above organizations Center supervises the development of solutions for the country.

Project Results

In the Kyrgyz Republic, READ TF is working to create a teacher training program to enhance the quality of classroom assessment practices.

In Tajikistan, READ TF is supporting the establishment of the first-ever national testing center to oversee new national university entrance examinations.

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