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EDO BASIC EDUCATION SECTOR AND SKILLS TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM (EDOBESST), EDO STATE-

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR CONSULTANCY SERVICES

EDO STATE GOVERNMENT, NIGERIA
EDO BASIC EDUCATION SECTOR AND SKILLS TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM (EDOBESST)
COUNTRY: NIGERIA
PROJECT ID: P169921
PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION UNIT (PIU): REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)
REFERENCE NUMBER: SUBEB/ED/CS/2021/CQ/01

INTRODUCTION
The Edo State Government through the Federal Government of Nigeria is a beneficiary of a credit facility from the International Development Association/World Bank (hereinafter referred to as IDA) towards the financing of the EDO BASIC EDUCATION SECTOR AND SKILLS TRANSFORMATION PROGRAM (EDOBESST). The Project Implementation Unit of EDOBESST in State Universal Basic Education Board intends to apply part of the proceeds of this credit for payments under contracts for the Consultancy Services and engagement of an Independent Verification Agency (IVA).

The EDOBESST Program comprises of two initiatives which are Edobest initiative and Edo Innovates.
The EDOBEST reforms are holistic and organized around five pillars to address challenges faced in Basic Education. These reforms aim to transform the public Education system by enhancing the quality of Basic Education through the use of new technologies and ensuring that all children of basic school-age in Edo State are enrolled in school, actively participating and achieving the set learning benchmarks and outcomes.

Edo Innovates aim at improving access, quality, and market relevance of the currently on-going digital skills and digital entrepreneurship training under the State Government’s Edo Innovates initiative with the view to increase youth’s employment opportunities in the digital economy. It also focuses on establishing and strengthening the institutional and governance framework for the Edo Innovates hubs. A clear institutional framework and governance structure is essential for the Edo Innovates hub to ensure that digital skills development and innovation are aligned with the state government’s goals, resources, and decision making process and support the installation of an e-learning platform to enhance access to the digital skills program.

The PforR Program focuses on two result areas which aim to:

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