The political crisis in Côte d’Ivoire adversely affected all physical and social institutions in the country; the education system in particular has suffered due to the overly politicized nature of the teachers and students unions and the historic legacy of politicizing education.
In support of the Government of Côte d’Ivoire’s strategic plans, increasing equitable access to education is one of USAID’s goals for 2011-15. To increase access to middle school education, especially for girls, we are working with the Ministry of Education to improve planning, transparency, and resource allocation capacity at national, regional, and local levels. In addition, we will construct two middle schools, designed to reduce the distance children have to travel for post-primary education, which will also serve as community learning centers.
Last updated: August 22, 2013