Ecuador to Expand Education Coverage with IDB Aid

Approximately 40,000 students from remote and outlying areas of Ecuador are expected to be incorporated into the country’s education system with the help of a USD75 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank.

The loan will support a three-year program that aims to implement a full education curricula and encourage the voluntary retirement of teachers in 45 remote zones across Ecuador. The program is part of the country’s education decentralization process.

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