COVID-19 response

Allocation: US$11 million

Years: 2020-2021

Grant agent: UNICEF

Key documents:

The grant will support the following interventions:

  • Distributing WASH and hygiene supplies to schools. Training local community members and teachers to maintain WASH/hygiene equipment, and training school staff and students to adhere to social distancing guidelines and in the use of water and hygiene supplies
  • Recruiting and deploying “volunteer” teachers, especially female. Providing teachers with online training to develop their capacities for learning assessments and remediation
  • Developing and implementing guidelines for student assessments and exams, monitoring and supporting teachers in analyzing results and using them to prepare interventions enabling students to successfully complete their academic year
  • Distributing student learning kits, teacher pedagogical support kits, and classrooms learning supplies
  • Supporting accelerated and remedial “make-up” classes for students who have fallen below their grade level, with special attention to IDPs and students at risk of being stigmatized or abused
  • Public schools - especially those in COVID-19 high-risk provinces - are tracked, assessed and ready for re-opening with the resources, information and materials they need to welcome children, and keep them and their teachers physically safe

In late March 2020, the UNICEF office in Afghanistan received a GPE grant of US$70,000 to support the Ministry of Education with the development of a comprehensive COVID-19 response plan for the immediate, medium- and long-term impact of the pandemic on the education system.

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All amounts are in US dollars.

Grant type Years Allocations Utilization Grant agent  
Accelerated funding 2020-2022 21,920,561 5,138,923 UNICEF  
COVID-19 2020-2021 11,000,000 8,261,924 UNICEF  
Program implementation 2019-2024 65,300,000 5,248,550 WB Progress report
2022-2023 10,000,000 4,780,352 UNICEF  
2012-2018 50,723,162 50,723,162 UNICEF Completion report
Sector plan development 2016-2017 154,250 152,484 WB  
Program development 2020-2021 200,000 199,999 WB  
2017-2018 200,000 199,980 WB  
2017-2018 200,000 199,980 WB  
  Total 159,697,973 74,905,354    
Data last updated: March 17, 2023
Last updated May 24, 2021