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Azerbaijan - Education Reform Project (English)

The ratings for the project were as follows: the outcome was satisfactory, the sustainability was likely, the institutional development impact was modest, and the Bank and borrower performance were both satisfactory. The lessons learned indicate that although the selection of a Learning and Innovation Loan (LIL) as a lending instrument for this project was well-justified and understandable, after completion of the project, it is not clear to what extent this project fulfilled the principles of a LIL. The most beneficial aspect of the pilot approach in education development comes from comparing various models to solve a given problem. This requires that the experiments within the pilot be carefully designed. First-time borrowers always need more and different supervision than experienced partners. This was well-recognized in the project documents and early supervision memoranda. However, despite sufficient time allocated to supervision by the Bank team, this project shows that with more client-oriented and needs-based supervision, some of the delays and other deficits in implementation could have been either avoided or worked out faster. The Monitoring and Evaluation (MOE) saw this project as a potential engine for its own education sector reform strategy. Therefore, one important aspect of this project was to help the MOE, education authorities, principals and teachers to understand educational change.


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    Azerbaijan - Education Reform Project

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Azerbaijan - Education Reform Project (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.