Tanzania: Government signs $650 million loan agreement with World Bank for education reforms

The government and the World Bank on Monday signed two agreements for a US$650 million concessional loan to finance education and land tenure projects in the country.

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Planning, Mr. Emmanuel Tutuba, said that approximately US$500 million will be allocated to BOOST and another US$150 million will be allocated to LTIP, while affirming that the agenda aims to build a competitive and industrial economy for people. development through various interventions.

He said that the education projects to be implemented are the improvement and integration of an inclusive teaching and learning environment at the pre-primary and primary levels; improve the skills of teachers at pre-primary and primary levels and promote the use of ICT.

“The projects under the agreements we signed today are in line with the third five-year national development plan 2021/22-2025/26 and are part of the government’s comprehensive program of the sixth phase under the leadership of His Excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan, they include, promote and facilitate the planning, surveying and titling of land plots for investment and human settlement; upgrade and develop an integrated land management information system land; and promote the use of ICTs in land surveying and titling,” Mr. Tutuba said.

The signed agreement aims to implement two main projects in the country, namely the BOOST project which aims to improve equitable access to quality learning in pre-primary and primary education in mainland Tanzania and the improvement project of land tenure, the objective of which is to strengthen the national system of land administration. and increase security of tenure in selected areas for men and women.

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