January 4, 2023
On December 28, 2022 the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a loan agreement with the Government of the Republic of Senegal to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to 10,000 million yen for the Development Policy Loan for the Education Sector.
The objective of the agreement, by providing financial support to the Government of Senegal, is to formulate and implement policies that will improve access to and the quality and management of primary and lower secondary learning through the strengthening of science and mathematics education. On the occasion of the 8th Tokyo International Conference for Africa Development (TICAD8), which was held in Tunisia in August 2022, Japan announced a new policy that will “improve children’s learning and provide quality education including that of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) for 9 million people” in Africa. This agreement is a part of that policy.
In order to improve children’s learning, JICA has been cooperating with the education sector in Senegal for a long time. This agreement will contribute to the nationwide spread and establishment of the arithmetic study improvement model, which was developed under the “Project for improving the learning of mathematics in primary education (phases 1 and 2).” The model is a package consisting of education-improving exercises using arithmetic workbooks, teachers’ capacity development, periodical learning assessments, and the functionalization of school management committees. The agreement will additionally promote the development of teaching materials and the implementation of teachers’ training.
The program will also contribute to the promotion of the economic stabilization and development efforts of the Republic of Senegal, as well as to the achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) Goal 4 (Quality education).
Details for the project are provided below.
|Annual interest rate (%)||Repayment
|Development Policy Loan for the Education Sector||10,000||0.01||-||40||10||General untied|
2. Executing Agency
(1)Ministry of Economy, Planning and Cooperation
Address: Avenue Cadre, Rue Réné NDIAYE, B.P.4017 Dakar, Senegal
(2) Ministry of Finances and Budget
Address:Rue René Ndiaye x Avenue Carde, 4017 Dakar, Senegal
(3) Ministry of National Education
Address:Sphère ministérielle du 2ème arrondissement de Diamniadio, Bâtiment B1,
BP 4025 Dakar, Senegal
3. Planned Implementation Schedule
(1)Completion of project: January 2025 – with completion of the loan disbursement
(2)Issuing of letters of invitation for consulting services: There are no plans to hire consultants for this program
(3)Tender announcement of initial procurement package for international competitive bidding on project construction: No work in conjunction with bidding is planned for this program.