The BESDA is a World Bank initiative which aims at increasing equitable access for out-of-school children in Nigeria and improve literacy in focus states and strengthen accountability for results, in basic education in Nigeria
This intervention by BESDA will help in no small means to reduce the growing number of out-of-school children in the country which according to UNESCO is the highest in the world. A fact reiterated by the Universal Basic Education Commission(UBEC). This fund will help in no small way to reduce the number of out-of-school and reposition education in the country.
The development objective of the Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) Operation Project for Nigeria is to increase equitable access for out-of-school children and improve literacy in focus states, and strengthen accountability for results, in basic education in Nigeria. This operation is well aligned with the World Bank Group’s 2014 Nigeria country partnership strategy (CPS) for FY2014-2017, as well as its adjustment under the 2016 performance and learning review (PLR).
The program-for-results (PforR) instrument is considered the best fit to support the government’s Universal Basic Education (UBE) program; ensure a focus on education outputs and outcomes; and incentivize performance at all levels. By focusing on an agreed set of results, yet allowing flexibility and incentivizing home-grown solutions (to respond to specific needs) at the state and local levels, the PforR instrument accommodates Nigeria’s federal nature.