The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) implemented the Primary Education for Disadvantaged Children Project (PEDC) with financing from the International Development Association (IDA), bilateral donor grants and the Government of Vietnam. The objective of the project was to improve access to primary school and the quality of education for disadvantaged girls and boys. The PEDC introduced the concept of Fundamental School Quality Levels (FSQL) in Vietnam. This represented the first step toward achieving national school standards in Vietnam. FSQL defined the minimum package of inputs necessary for providing a quality education at a school, and the basic outcomes that are expected of schools.