Support to Nepal's School Sector Development Plan (SSDP), Covid-19 response
Development cooperation , 18.06.2020

Support to Nepal's School Sector Development Plan (SSDP), Covid-19 response

Description

In spring 2020, the Nepal Ministry of Education and the Nepal Education Cluster have jointly developed a separate COVID-19 adaptation plan (COVID-19 Education Cluster Contingency Plan - Nepal Education Cluster, 2020) for the education sector programme SSDP (The School Sector Development Plan). The Ministry of Education made a general request for all donors, including Finland, of additional funding for covid-19 emergency response. The overall objective of the Education Cluster Contingency Plan is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 from education institutions into local communities by providing safe learning environments by putting in place appropriate prevention measures in Nepalese schools. To achieve this objective the immediate response of the Education Cluster will focus on a) Ensuring adequate capacity for management and coordination during the response period, b) Strengthening prevention and resilience within the school system and among students, teachers, parents and caregivers and c) Support Continuity of Education/Learning for all children in all areas including children with disabilities and from marginalized backgrounds. Finland's financial contrbution for the implementation of the Education Cluster Contingency Plan for COVID-19 is EUR 2 514 999. The support will be channeled and monitored as part of Nepal School Sector Development Plan (SSDP) programme. The School Sector Development Plan (SSDP) program covers the entire basic education system in Nepal and is funded jointly by the Government of Nepal and its Development Partners. The program is implemented during the years 2016-2023. Finland supports the program with a total of 20 million euros in the years 2016-2020.

Funding decision  18.06.2020

2 514 000 €

Target country

Nepal

Objectives monitored by OECD's Development Assistance Committee

  • Participatory development/Good governance
  • Gender equality

Field of activity

  • Education policy and administrative management 100%

Type of aid

Basket funds/pooled funding

Special target group

  • women
  • girls
  • children
  • youth
  • people with disability
  • indigenous peoples / ethnic minorities

Funding channel

Kehitysmaan julkinen sektori

Contact

asa-40

Code for the object of funding

66014251

ID

UHA2020-003857

Modified

01.07.2020