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Project Name Teresina Educational Infrastructure Program
Country The Federative Republic of Brazil
Sector Social Infrastructure
Concept Approval Date 5 December 2019
Board Approval Date 29 June 2020
Total Project Cost USD 62.5 million
Initial Limit of NDB Financing USD 50 million
Current Limit of NDB Financing USD 50 million
Borrower The Municipality of Teresina with Sovereign Guarantee from The Federative Republic of Brazil
Implementation Agency The Municipality of Teresina
Project Context Development of educational infrastructure creates essential foundation for growth and opportunity and is a priority for the Brazilian Government. In 2014, Brazil ratified the law 13.055/2014 in the National Education Plan, which establishes that at least 25% of students in the country should be served in school with daily hours of seven or more by 2024. However, most municipalities, including the Municipality of Teresina, lacks adequate educational infrastructure to meet these new standards.

The Municipality of Teresina, capital of the Piauí State in Brazil, has only 5% of students attending school full-time, out of all students in its educational system. Currently, the Municipal Public Education Network of Teresina has 88,777 students enrolled, distributed in 309 schools, including 58 schools in rural areas. Despite that progress has been made in the past 10 years in Teresina’s educational system, challenges remain with only 29 full-time schools. Teresina’s public educational system lacks investments in infrastructure. School buildings need improvement and some are in poor conditions and there are few schools in many suburban areas.

Project Objective
The Teresina Educational Infrastructure Program is proposed to contribute to improving the educational system in Teresina through building and upgrading educational infrastructure to increase the number of students attending full time schools, enhance the availability of nursery places in the municipality, and enhance safety conditions for of students to access the schools.
Project Description

The components of the Project include:

(i) Full Time schools: Construction of eight new full-time elementary schools, accommodating students from grades 1-9, with a capacity from 1,000 to 1,200 each, totaling 9,400 pupils in vulnerable neighborhoods of the municipality.
(ii) Retrofit of existing schools: Retrofitting of seven existing small part-time elementary schools into kindergarten units, with an estimation of 2,300 new enrollments.
(iii) Urban Requalification: Urban Requalification of the surrounding areas of at least 15 schools and kindergartens, to improve accessibility, safety and access to public transportation.
(iv) Part-time schools construction: Conclude civil works of thirteen schools currently under construction or in bidding process, fully financed by counterpart funds.
(v) Strengthening Educational System, Monitoring, Evaluation and Project Management:Support the remodeling of Teresina’s educational program through financing studies for joint development of a pedagogical plan, operational and logistics for cost-benefit optimization of the municipality educational network, with support from consultants. Engagement of external audit firm for the Project, support for Project management and preparation of monitoring assessment reports.

Expected Benefits

The positive impacts of the Projects include: (i) increased full-time enrollment capacity from 5% to 16%; (ii) establishment of 2,300 new kindergartens; (iii) improvement of Teresina’s educational system; (iv) improvement in quality of lives of the residents in Teresina.

Environmental and Social Aspect
The Project is Category “B” in line with the NDB’s Environmental and Social Framework (ESF). Main environmental and social impacts include acquisition of private land, vegetation removal and potential ecological impacts to Oleiros Lagoon. These impacts will be mitigated by adherence to country systems and management plans specifically developed for the Project.
Financing Aspect
The total cost of the Project is USD 62.6 million.
Source of Fund Amount (USD million)
New Development Bank
Teresina Municipality
The Project is estimated to be implemented over five years. The Implementation Agency will be the Municipality of Teresina primarily under the Secretariat of Education (SEMEC). Procurement will be conducted in compliance with the national law and regulations, and NDB’s procurement policy.
Contacts NDB Borrower Implementing Agency
Americas Regional Office

Raisa Leão

José Pessoa Leal

Secretary of Education