Project Proposal (Sample)
1. Project title: Guangdong Compulsory Education Project
2. Project abstract [215 words]
The development objective of the Guangdong Compulsory Education Project for China is to improve learning
facilities and teaching quality in selected public primary and junior secondary schools in project counties. China's
economic development in the past 30 years has raised the well-being of the population but resulted in disparity
between rural and urban areas. Of which, urban-rural disparity is apparent in school management, available
education resources, and the quality of teachers and teaching. More specifically, a dearth of well-trained
teachers, in combination with fewer educational resources and poor school management lead to lower
educational attainment in rural areas and, perhaps most importantly, poorer learning outcomes. The project will
focus on the public schools located in 16 less developed counties of Guangdong Province, China, responding to
the lack of sufficient resources for providing quality education, low teacher quality and insufficient access to
education of special groups such as left-behind children. In order to address the challenges, the project will
focus on improving educational resources for teachers and students and strengthening training toward teachers.
This project is expected to narrow the urban-rural gap in the compulsory education of Guangdong, and to
provide offer practical experience for other less developed areas. Jiangxi Farm Produce Distribution System Development.
3. Background and justification [556 words]
China’s economic development in the past 30 years has raised the well-being of the population but not equally
everywhere. As China strives to become a modern, harmonious and creative society, a key priority will be
ensuring equality of both quantity and quality of education. This will require that students and teachers have the
requisite educational resources and that school systems have adequate financing and enhanced management
practices to meet evolving needs. These are critical steps needed to ensure equitable access to high quality
education for all children. Jiangxi Farm Produce Distribution System Development.
Guangdong province typifies the successes and challenges of the education sector in China more broadly. As a
driver of China’s growth, Guangdong Province has been on the leading edge of several reform efforts. One core
challenge faced by Guangdong in compulsory education is variation in per capita expenditure within the
province. While the per student subsidy for compulsory education has been rising in Guangdong, data shows
the fact that per capita spending in Guangdong is still lower than the average of the country. Moreover, the
distribution of educational resources has not been even across the province, in which the schools in urban areas
have received much more resources than the schools in rural areas. The situation is further exacerbated when
one considers that approximately 1 million migrant workers of the province have left their children behind in
rural areas. Thus schools in rural areas already struggling with low resources also have to provide a missing
element of care to left-behind children. Jiangxi Farm Produce Distribution System Development.
3.2 Linked projects
The country's public education system, which is based on nine years of compulsory education, has undergone
sustained reforms over the last two decades. This has resulted in substantial improvements in enrollment and
completion rates at the primary and junior secondary levels. Despite sustained reforms, key challenges remain
to be addressed. These include narrowing the urban-rural gap in education resources available to schools, the
quality of teachers and teaching practices as well as school management practices. Such gaps can
disproportionately affect disadvantaged groups including left-behind children and children with disabilities.
In particular, the two-phase Guangdong Education Create Strong Schools Program (Chuang Qiang) and
Modernization Program (GECQMP) has been under implementation since 2010. Its main goal is to create the
conditions to ensure universal access to quality education between 2010 and 2020. Under the first phase the
objective is to improve access to quality education. The government plan is designed to ensure equal access to
educational resources for all children in both urban and rural areas. Under the second phase the objective is to
modernize the education system. The government program is to further improve the quality of education and to
transform the province into a modern education hub for the southern part of China to build a “people-centered,
equitable, and efficient” education system. Jiangxi Farm Produce Distribution System Development.
Progress towards these targets has not been even across the province. Over the past four years, most of the
schools in urban areas have been certified as having met the targets. However, schools in 16 less developed
counties, are lagging behind in achieving the objectives. Jiangxi Farm Produce Distribution System Development.
3.3 Statement of need
These counties face the following common set of challenges:
They lack sufficient resources for providing quality education;
Teacher quality is low;
Special groups such as left-behind children have insufficient access to education.
4. Objective of the project [190 words]
The proposed project is being designed to provide technical and financial support to help these sixteen counties
overcome these challenges, so that they can catch up with the rest of province in achieving the goals of each
phase of the Chuang Qiang and Modernization program. Jiangxi Farm Produce Distribution System Development.
These challenges run the gamut from schools not meeting existing standards, to teachers needing additional
training, to ensuring specific activities are available for left-behind children and children with disabilities.
In order to address the challenges these counties face, the project will focus on the following components:
Component 1: Improve educational resources for teachers and students.
The project will improve school equipment and facilities. Specifically, the project will construction of
classrooms and accommodations for both students and teachers, particularly in rural locations. The
project will also support the installation of ICT equipment in classrooms, and support the development
of digital educational content for students.
Component 2: Assess teaching and learning practices, strengthen training and improve quality of
teaching. Jiangxi Farm Produce Distribution System Development.
The project will support improvements in existing training content for in-service and pre-service
training of teachers and principals as well as the development of new training content.
5. Significance [84 words]
This project is expected to narrow the urban-rural gap in education resources available to schools, the quality of
teachers and teaching practices as well as school management practices in Guangdong Province. Such gaps can
disproportionately affect disadvantaged groups including left-behind children and school teachers in rural areas.
Project activities will have relevance beyond these target counties. While the project is concentrated in
particular counties, the approaches that will be tested in the context of the project will have the potential to be
used province-wide. Jiangxi Farm Produce Distribution System Development.
Project Proposal Template (for reference only)
1. Project title:
2. Project abstract [200 words]
The project abstract should present a concise summary of the project. It should be no longer
than 200 words and include the need for the project and the population it will serve, a brief
description of the project and its goals and objectives. The abstract should be the last section
you write. Jiangxi Farm Produce Distribution System Development.
3. Background and justification [500 – 600words]
What are the governance and development challenges the proposal will contribute to
solving? Specify the public policy problem or issue being targeted, including available data
evidencing the problem.
3.2 Linked projects
Briefly describe earlier activities and projects in this area, showing the efforts that have been
undertaken so far, as well as the deficiencies of existing policies. Jiangxi Farm Produce Distribution System Development.
3.3 Statement of need
Briefly explain what are the social problems/ issues that the project aims to solve.
4. Objective of the project [200-300 words]
Describe the objective of the project. State clearly:
What is/are your proposed solution(s)? What type of changes (in public policies and
processes, programs, service delivery, institutions, skills and behaviors) you intend
Who are the sectors of the population that would benefit from these changes and in
which ways (e.g. observable benefits in the form of infrastructure, service delivery,
etc.)? Are poor/extreme poor and vulnerable groups (e.g. women, children, persons
with HIV, etc.) included amongst those sectors?
5. Contributions [100 – 150 words]
Describe the long-term social, political and/ or economic impact (benefits) to which the
project will contribute. State clearly what the value-added that the project is expected to
bring. Jiangxi Farm Produce Distribution System Development.
Following APA Style (at least five “proper” references)
Jiangxi Farm Produce Distribution System Development
1.0 Project Title:
Jiangxi Farm Produce Distribution System Development
2.0 Project Abstract
The Jiangxi Farm Produce Distribution System Development is aimed at improving farm
produce distribution network in Jiangxi, one of the agricultural rich regions in China. The project
will help improve the distribution system of selected farm produce. Although Chinas recorded
impressive economic growth over the last few decades, the country still faces major bottlenecks
in farm produce distribution system, which leads to food wastage. Considering that agriculture is
an important contributor to the overall gross domestic product (GDP) of Jiangxi, this project will
have a major impact on the local economy. The project will address four main components
including strengthening production logistics, improving distribution logistics, support services
for the distribution system, and lastly, project monitoring and evaluation. The project will be
fully funded by World Bank at a cost of $150 million. 1 The project is projected to benefit more
than 200,000 farms in Jiangxi by creating and enhancing farm produce chains which will enables
farm produce to reach the market fast and efficiently translating to more profitability.