Brazilian government grants US$250 million for post-pandemic education resumption

The "Educa mais Forte Norte and Nordeste" project aims to mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic in the regions.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Ministry of Economy's External Financing Committee (COFIEX) authorized this week the contracting of a US$250 million loan from the World Bank (IBRD) for the Post-Pandemic Education Recovery Project: "Educa mais Forte Norte e Nordeste."

The project will be coordinated by the Ministry of Education (MEC). The goal is to mitigate the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on learning in these Brazilian regions.

In addition, the program aims to strengthen access to early childhood education, promote adequate learning, reduce post-pandemic school dropout rates, provide updated educational management systems, and strengthen the . . .

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