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

Partner since:

Total grant support: US$3,502,175

Grant eligibility:

  • Multiplier
  • System capacity
  • System transformation

Education sector plan

Objectives: Universal access to preprimary education, quality and relevance of educational services and efficient management of education

Other key documents

Transforming education in Cabo Verde

The education sector plan finalized in 2017, Plano Estratégico da Educação 2017-2021, identified 3 main priorities:

  1. Achieve universal access to preschool education, primary and secondary education
  2. Increase the quality of education at all levels
  3. Obtain a pattern of student flow in the system that guarantees success and ensures diversification of content so that those who leave the system are equipped with skills that favor access to employment individually and contribute to growth and employment collectively.

Three major lines of intervention were defined:

  • Universal access to education
  • Improvement of quality and relevance of education services
  • Strengthening the system's efficiency and management.

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 October 03, 2023)

  • Type: COVID-19

    Years: 2020 - 2021

    Allocation: US$750,000

    Utilization: US$739,175

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2018 - 2023

    Allocation: US$2,500,000

    Utilization: US$1,686,734

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2018

    Allocation: US$17,400

    Utilization: US$17,400

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Sector plan development

    Years: 2014 - 2017

    Allocation: US$234,775

    Utilization: US$234,775

    Grant agent: UNICEF


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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