Guyana’s education sector has made remarkable progress in the last 15 years and continues to be a priority for Government investment. The Government of Guyana has prepared a draft Education Sector Plan (ESP) 2020-2024 – Vision 2030. The ESP sets five priorities: (a) Improving governance and accountability; (b) Improving performance at all levels; (c) Improving the efficiency of the education system; (d) Reducing inequities in education; and (e) Contributing to lifelong learning and employability.

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The Government, with the support of the International Development Association (IDA) through the World Bank, is currently preparing the Guyana Education Sector Plan Implementation Grant for further enhancement of the education sector and assist in implementation of the ESP. The Project will assist the Government in achieving its goals by focusing on improving learning outcomes at the pre-primary and primary level, supporting management of the system, and targeting vulnerable students to reducing inequities, all of which would increase future economic opportunities for students. The objectives of the Project are to:

  1. improve learning conditions at the Nursery level in select areas;
  2. increase access to technology-assisted learning at the Primary level in select areas, and
  3. improve functionality of the education management information system nationally.

The Project is to be implemented by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and is estimated to cost US$7 million and will be implemented over a 3-year period, commencing in 2021.

In 2018 the World Bank launched the Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) which enables the Bank and Recipients/Borrowers to better manage environmental and social risks of projects and to improve development outcomes. The ESF offers broad and systematic coverage of environmental and social risks and makes important advances in areas such as transparency, non-discrimination, public participation, and accountability. This is achieved through the implementation of ten (10) Environmental and Social Standards (ESS) which constitute the ESF, and which set out the requirements that apply to projects funded by the Bank.

ESS2 focuses on Labour and Working Conditions. During the environmental and social screening of the Guyana Education Sector Plan Implementation Grant this standard was deemed to be relevant to the Project since it is expected that several consultants will be hired for the project‘s capacity building program, developing curriculum, and strengthening the Education Management Information System (EMIS). In addition, the project will likely to hire workers/technicians for installation and maintenance of smart classroom facilities. As such, and as a requirement of ESS 2, a draft Labour Management Procedure (LMP) is to be prepared and disclosed prior to project appraisal. The LMP is to be finalized within 30 days of project effectiveness.

This LMP was prepared to fulfill the requirement outlined above and is a designed approach to the administration of project workers and their interaction during the implementation of the project activities. It includes a Grievance Redress Mechanism (GRM) and a Code of Conducts for project workers. It is expected that the LMP will be a living document, and will be reviewed and updated throughout development and implementation of the project.

Click to Download: GESP - Labour Management Procedure - P174244