Students from Coculi Secondary School at Ribeira Grande. Credit: World Bank/Kaglan

Partner since:

Total grant support: US$3,621,675

Grant eligibility:

  • Multiplier
  • System capacity
  • System transformation

Partnership Compact

Priority: Improve the inclusion and quality of learning in preschool education and the first cycle of basic education.

Other key documents

Transforming education in Cabo Verde

Having achieved universal access to basic education and made progress in access to pre-primary education, Cabo Verde has shifted its focus to eliminating remaining disparities linked to regional, social and economic factors, and to the quality of learning.

As outlined in Cabo Verde’s Partnership Compact the government is working with GPE and other partners to improve inclusion and the quality of learning in preschool education and the first cycle of basic education.

To universalize equitable access to preschool, the country will improve school infrastructure, raise awareness among vulnerable families about preschool education opportunities and help fund their children’s participation, and reinforce the preschool feeding program.

Efforts to improve the quality of preschool include training early childhood education professionals and providing playful-pedagogical resources. For the first cycle of basic education, Cabo Verde is boosting the quality of learning mathematics and Portuguese language through teacher training and new learning materials, including digital resources.

A focus on better support for students with special needs, as well as a commitment to gender equality, will help make the education system more inclusive.

Result story

Cabo Verde: A safe return to school

Thanks to the GPE grant and support from other partners, Cabo Verde made sure that children’s learning wasn't interrupted during the COVID-19 pandemic and that students can safely return to school.


(data as of April 21, 2024)


Civil society engagement

As part of its investment in civil society advocacy and social accountability efforts, GPE’s Education Out Loud fund is supporting the Rede Nacional Da Campanha de Educação Para Todos (RNCEPT-CV) for the 2020-2023 period. This builds on previous support from the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF).

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