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Vanuatu Education Support Program Phase II (VESP II)

VESP II, incorporating Australia Awards Vanuatu, will provide critical support for Vanuatu's education reform agenda and consolidation of key gains achieved to date. Previous Australian Government investments in education supported the foundations for a devolved and strengthened education system. VESP II will focus on embedding these reforms, supporting improved implementation of key policies and strategies at the provincial and school levels, and ensuring the Ministry of Education and Training has capacity at the national and provincial level to continue to support sustainable learning outcomes for all children through quality education service delivery. The program will achieve this by providing targeted support for improving education access, quality and management, with a strengthened focus on community engagement, communications, social inclusion and localisation / sustainability.

By incorporating Australia Awards into VESP II, it is expected there will be management efficiencies and links between the programs, including some shared operational costs and the potential for Australia Awards (long-term and short courses) to support teacher training.

Subject to the final financial delegate approval, proposed funding for VESP II is AUD19.5 million over three years, with an option for up to five years extension. Subject to final internal DFAT approval, the VESPII request for tender will be listed on the AusTender website


This information is provided for planning purposes only and it does not represent solicitation or constitute a request for proposal, nor is it a commitment to purchase or tender for any described services. The scale, scope and focus of any proposed program may change at any time. Should a procurement commence, we anticipate commencing in mid-2018. This information is subject to delays, revision or cancellations.

Last Updated: 10 July 2018
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