This blog was previously published by AFD.
Since 2005, Burundi has made education a policy and budget priority, as a pathway to peace and equal opportunity. Although the goal of universal access to primary education has been achieved, Burundi’s education system still masks significant inequalities.
In response, the government and the sector partners, with support from UNICEF, developed the Transitional Education Plan (TEP) for 2018-2020 in order to address sector challenges. This response is being driven by the reform of basic education (the Twige Neza program).
In 2019, Burundi received a US$25.6 million grant (EUR 21 million) from the Global Partnership for Education, with AFD as grant agent managing the grant, as well as a grant of EUR 4 million from AFD to implement the Twige Neza program.