A student eats his lunch in Kpessou, in the maritime region of Togo. Credit: World Bank

Partner since:

Total grant support: US$96,591,691

Grant eligibility:

  • Multiplier
  • Girls' Education Accelerator
  • System capacity
  • System transformation

Education sector plan

Ojectives: Attain universal primary education; Increase completion rates and develop a second cycle of secondary education and TVET; Improve the quality of education services; Develop effective partnerships; and improve the management of the education system.

Other key documents

Coordinating agency: UNICEF

GPE Team lead: Ludovic Signarbieux

Transforming education in Togo

While crises in Togo have hindered education progress, the government has continued to commit to developing effective education strategies. The progress of Togo’s education system entails addressing several challenges. These include low access and equity issues in deprived and rural areas, low secondary schooling completion rates, and low literacy program coverage.

The government’s education strategy 2014-2025 focuses on four key strategies: (i) develop a quality basic education to achieve universal primary education by 2022, (ii) extend preschool coverage in rural and poorer environment, (iii) develop the second cycle of quality secondary, technical, vocational, and higher education courses, and (iv) reduce the illiteracy rate.

The plan spells out four objectives to achieve these strategies:

  • Correcting national disparities through attaining universal primary education, increasing completion rates at the primary and junior high levels, and developing a second cycle of secondary education, technical and vocational training, and higher education that aligns with job market needs,
  • Improving the effectiveness and quality of education services by improving internal efficiency,
  • Developing effective partnerships by opening up dialogue with civil society, involving unions and communities in the decision-making process, and increasing parent participation in school management.
  • Improving the management and governance of the education system by implementing a reliable information system, decentralizing management, and increasing accountability and transparency.

Togo’s education sector plan outlines several guiding principles underlying the chosen actions. These include reducing disparities and inequity, stimulating demand, liberalizing provision of education, and promoting a culture of excellence.

The plan spells out four objectives to achieve these strategies:

  • Correcting national disparities through attaining universal primary education, increasing completion rates at the primary and junior high levels, and developing a second cycle of secondary education, technical and vocational training, and higher education that aligns with job market needs,
  • Improving the effectiveness and quality of education services by improving internal efficiency,
  • Developing effective partnerships by opening up dialogue with civil society, involving unions and communities in the decision-making process, and increasing parent participation in school management.
  • Improving the management and governance of the education system by implementing a reliable information system, decentralizing management, and increasing accountability and transparency.

Togo’s education sector plan outlines several guiding principles underlying the chosen actions. These include reducing disparities and inequity, stimulating demand, liberalizing provision of education, and promoting a culture of excellence.

Result story

Advancing inclusive education: making children with disabilities visible in Togo, Lesotho and Vietnam

Despite increasing global attention towards inclusive education, children living with disabilities are still too often left behind. Learn how national education coalitions in Togo, Lesotho and Vietnam work to ensure that children with disabilities are included in education policies and efforts.

Grants

(data as of May 21, 2024)

 
  • Type: System capacity

    Years: 2023 - 2024

    Allocation: US$168,156

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: WB

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2021 - 2026

    Allocation: US$15,600,000

    Utilization: US$7,379,289

    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 Togolaise pour l’Éducation Pour Tous (CNT/EPT) for the 2020-2023 period. This builds on previous support from the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF).

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