'Education in conflict' provider tapped to strengthen education in Nigeria

By Ava Aisa de Castro 18 December 2015

Students take down notes at a school in Nigeria. The Nigerian Education Initiative Plus project aims to strengthen government systems to enhance the quality of early primary education and increase access to basic education for vulnerable populations in the country. Photo by: Fizzr / CC BY-NC

The U.S. Agency for International Development has contracted Creative Associates International to support Nigeria’s educational system through the Nigerian Education Initiative Plus (NEI+).

Creative Associates will implement the project over five years through a $117 million single-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.

The project aims to strengthen government systems to enhance the quality of early primary education and increase access to basic education for vulnerable populations.

To accomplish the project’s goals, Creative Associates will be called on to facilitate collaboration across projects, liaise between and among stakeholders, and share knowledge and learning. The firm will also need to identify the best practices, technologies, innovations and implementation models that are proven to contribute to positive outcomes for communities.

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Ava Aisa de Castro

Ava is a development analyst for Devex where she is in charge of tracking contract awards and shortlist information from donor agencies such as ADB, WB, USAID, MCC, DfID, and EuropeAID. She is currently taking her master’s degree at the University of the Philippines, specializing in Urban Planning. Prior to Devex, Ava worked as a researcher for local and international development consulting firms.


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