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health, water and basic sanitation) and a special effort was made in the component sectors. Below is a review of the performance of those sectors.

3.1.4.1 Education

Given the importance of education in reducing poverty, the PAP puts forward the following objectives for the sector:

  • a)

    eradication of illiteracy;

  • b)

    universal basic education that is mandatory up to grade 6, with particular attention to

broadening access and improving the quality and effectiveness of the teaching-apprenticeship process;

  • c)

    creation of a technical secondary education system with strong emphasis on job training;

  • d)

    building the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Education.

These objectives are identified with the program of the XI constitutional government in education and take into consideration the need to meet the targets set for the MDGs in the education sector.

To meet these objectives, the PAP planned to carry out actions in this area during the year valued at US$6,765,000. US$2,553,985.80 of the PIP was executed, which is equivalent to 38 percent of the target.

2005

Target

2006

7.7 0.9 8.6 9.4

2003-2005

3.6 2.6 6.2 10.3

7.9

Pro-poor current expenditure

2.2

2.8

Capital expenditure

3.8

1.8

Total expenditure

6.0

4.6

Percentage of the general

13.5

7.0

Table 4. Program of Education Sector Spending (millions of USD)

Description

2003

2004

government budget Source: Planning Directorate and Budget Directorate

Target 2008

a) Literacy

In the area in literacy, the proposed objective is to significantly reduce the rate of illiteracy by consolidating literacy, post-literacy, and alternative basic education programs for youth and adults.

In that area, the literacy partnership program, cofinanced by the Brazilian government, has been implemented since 2001 to 2005 (phases 1 and 2) through two components.

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