"Students raise their hand at the Anosisoa public school. Madagascar 2016. Credit: GPE/Carine Durand

Partner since:

Total grant support: US$292,361,916

Grant eligibility:

  • Multiplier
  • System capacity
  • System transformation

Partnership Compact

Priority: support the systemic and sustainable transformation of teaching and learning conditions for a quality and resilient education.

Other key documents

Coordinating agency: UNESCO, USAID

GPE Team lead: Blandine Ledoux

Transforming education in Madagascar

In Madagascar, less than a quarter of students achieve minimum competencies in French and math by the end of primary education (PASEC 2019), and results show significant rural-urban, regional and gender disparities.

The government is working with GPE and other partners to support systemic and sustainable transformation of teaching and learning conditions towards quality and resilient basic education.

Madagascar’s Partnership Compact details three main areas of intervention to ensure that all children acquire fundamental skills:

  1. Enhancing teachers' skills and motivation involves better training, recruitment, deployment and management.
  2. More effective learning time requires reducing teacher absenteeism and adapting pedagogical methods to learning contexts and remedial measures that address learners’ needs.
  3. Improving learning conditions requires ensuring adequate and inclusive school infrastructure and teaching and learning materials and increasing access to quality pre-primary education.

Transversal to the country’s system transformation efforts is a commitment to addressing education barriers faced by girls and improving overall system governance, including finance, administration, coordination and planning.

Result story

Madagascar: Going to great lengths to build classrooms in remote areas

  • There are not enough classrooms in Madagascar to accommodate all school-age children, especially in hard-to-reach areas where construction is difficult.
  • With support from GPE, the government constructed 800 classrooms in remote areas with insufficient infrastructure, benefiting 400 communities.
  • Construction was made possible with support from community members who carried materials for long distances of rough terrain.

Grants

(data as of July 15, 2024)

 
  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2024 - 2025

    Allocation: US$200,000

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: AFD

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2024 - 2025

    Allocation: US$200,000

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: System capacity

    Years: 2022 - 2026

    Allocation: US$220,000

    Utilization: US$66,563

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2018 - 2025

    Allocation: US$66,400,000

    Utilization: US$53,628,001

    Grant agent: WB

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 Coalition Nationale (CONAMEPT) for the 2020-2023 period. This builds on previous support from the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF).
  • The Multi-Sector Information Service – Tohana sy Ainga ho an’ny Tambazotran’ny Olompirenena (MSIS-TATAO) for the 2021-2023 period.

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