Education in the Federated States of Micronesia

A view of one of the islands of Micronesia. Credit: World Bank

Partner since:

Total grant support: US$5,350,934

Grant eligibility:

  • Multiplier
  • System capacity
  • System transformation

Partnership Compact

Priority: Mainstreaming, strengthening and resourcing indigenous knowledge and its learning and teaching approaches in curriculum delivery.

Other key documents

Coordinating agency: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning

GPE Team lead: Daisuke Kanazawa

Transforming education in the Federated States of Micronesia

The Federated States of Micronesia is a group of 607 islands divided into four states, each with cultural and linguistic diversity. Persistent education system challenges include low literacy and retention, calling for transformative solutions.

The government is working with GPE and other partners to increase youth engagement in education by mainstreaming, strengthening and resourcing indigenous knowledge and its learning and teaching approaches in curriculum delivery.

The Federated States of Micronesia’s Partnership Compact outlines planned activities across four areas of the priority reform:

  1. Curriculum content and delivery will be updated to relate to the lives of Micronesian youth, helping build a sense of identity and resilience and improve students’ skills.
  2. Teachers will receive training and mentoring for the inclusion of indigenous knowledge and teaching practices.
  3. Teaching and learning materials will be updated to reflect the updated curriculum.
  4. Schools will increase engagement with youth, families and communities through the broader scope of the curriculum.

Result story

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Grants

(data as of May 18, 2024)

 
  • Type: System capacity

    Years: 2023 - 2024

    Allocation: US$802,084

    Utilization: US$6,167

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2021 - 2025

    Allocation: US$2,500,000

    Utilization: US$416,818

    Grant agent: UNICEF

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