Cambodia: Education Sector Development Program

Date: December 2012
Type: Evaluation Reports
Education; Evaluation
Series: Validations of Project Completion Reports
Project Number: 33396-023; 33396-013; 33396-012


Cambodia's basic education system was characterized by inequitable access, especially for the poor, girls, and indigenous peoples, and low quality with high repetition and dropout rates. The Government of Cambodia recognized that equitable access to 9 years of good quality basic education would assist the majority of Cambodia’s poorest families by focusing on two key aspects of poverty: low productivity and weak governance.

This study validates the completion report’s assessment of the project, which was expected to increase access to better quality basic education, thus elevating the educational attainment of new entrants into the workforce and thereby contributing to poverty reduction in Cambodia. It aimed to do this by strengthening the education sector, implementing policy reforms and new policies that would provide better access for the disadvantaged, and providing bridging support for technical and vocational education and training. IED overall assessment: Successful


  • Project Basic Data
  • Project Description
  • Evaluation of Performance and Ratings
  • Other Performance Assessments
  • Overall Assessment, Lessons, and Recommendations
  • Other Considerations and Follow-up