Afghanistan: Education Quality Improvement Program (Georesults)


Conflict during the 1980s and early 1990s and the subsequent Taliban rule, which prohibited girls’ education, destroyed Afghanistan’s education system. The Education Quality Improvement Program II (EQUIP), funded by the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) and the World Bank, aims to increase access to education, particularly for girls, through school grants and teacher training. Through EQUIP More than 1600 schools have been constructed, girls’ enrollment has increased to 2.9 million from less than 200,000 in 2002, and boys’ attendance to about 4.8 million from less than a million, reaching a total of 7.7 million children by 2011.

More information: http://maps.worldbank.org/content/georesults#project=P083964