This project was expected to improve schooling in rural areas to progress to higher levels of education. The target outcomes were to improve equitable access and greater relevance of basic education in three rural regions - Tashkent, Surkhandarya, and Kashkadarya. The project was designed to support the government's National Program for Basic Education Development 2004-2009, which aimed to strengthen basic education to remove disparities and meet international education standards. The project is focused on improving the relevance and quality of basic education in the three regions.
The expected outcome was more equitable access and enhanced quality and relevance of basic education in rural areas of the three project oblasts (provinces). These were to be achieved by upgrading school facilities, enhancing the capacity of teacher training institutions and raion (district) education departments to strengthen teaching-learning in rural schools, and increasing community participation in school affairs. This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Less than Successful