World Bank sanctions funds for Andhra’s SALT programme

According to Education Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Adimulapu Suresh, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) has sanctioned funds of Rs 1,860 crore to implementation of SALT programme.

What is SALT Programme?

SALT programme stands for “Supporting Andhra’s Learning Transformation” programme. This programme was launched with the aim of improving learning outcomes, quality of teaching practices and school management in basic education. This aim would be achieved by transforming government schools into vibrant and competitive institutions.

Focus areas of SALT Programme

Apart from improvement in basic education etc, the programme focuses on reforming curriculum, improving classroom practices, professional development of teachers and preparing students to be fit for global competitive by introducing English as medium of instruction across State-run educational institutions.

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)

IBRD is an international financial institution. It was established in 1944. It is headquartered in Washington D.C., United States. It is the lending arm of World Bank Group. It offers loans to middle-income developing countries. It is the first of five member institutions that forms World Bank Group. IBRD and International Development Association (IDA), are collectively known as World Bank because they share same leadership and staff.

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