Report of a Two-Day World Mission on Better Education Service Delivery for all (BESDA) Programme for Result (PforR) Operations


Attendance; Remark by Dina Abu-Ghaida, BESDA Task Team Leader (TTL), World Bank ; Welcome remark by Mohammadu Magawata Aliero, Commissioner of Education (COE), Kebbi State; Interactive session; Technical Meeting with State Ministry of Education and State Universal Basic Education Board; Paper Presentation on BESDA; Report on Courtesy Visit to H.E. Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, Executive Governor by Dina Abu Ghaida TTL; Observations/recommendations;

Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) Programme for Result (PforR) Operations is a 611 million dollar World Bank supported programme.  The BESDA Programme Development Objective (PDO) is to (1) increase equitable access for out –of- school children,(2) improve literacy in focus States and (3) strengthen accountability for results in basic education in Nigeria.   The PDO is also align with the priorities of UBE program, reaffirmed in the Ministerial Strategic Plan (MSP) which focus on increasing access, improving quality and equity in basic education. The Bank is supporting the implementation of BESDA in the six geo-political zones in the 17 out of 37 States and FCT, Abuja.   The Zones/States are: North East (Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe States), North West (Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara States), North Central (Niger State), South East (Ebonyi State), South South (Rivers State) and South West (Oyo State).