NDRC Approves the Fund Application Report of Shaanxi Xi'an Preschool Education Development Program
Recently, NDRC approved the fund application report of the Preschool Education Development Program in Xi'an, Shaanxi. The program is estimated to have a total investment of 27.219 billion yuan, using the ADB loan of 150 million US dollars (about 1.025 billion yuan).
The program innovatively adopted the result-based lending (RBL) modality, and was the first case in Shaanxi. The result indicators include improving the coverage rate of public and affordable kindergartens, improving the ratio of nurses and teachers to children in public and affordable private kindergartens, and increasing the coverage rate of high-quality preschool education resources; output indicators include improving the number of teachers teams in quality kindergarten, the decrease of the number of unlicensed kindergartens, the development and application of the preschool education management information system, and the demonstration and promotion of the game education model in kindergartens.
Next step, for the early implementation of the program, We will guide and urge the program unit to complete the preliminary procedures as soon as possible, improve the public service level of preschool education in Xi'an, optimize the allocation of preschool education resources, and improve the quality of preschool education.