Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 29 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 16 Apr 2010

Project Name Secondary Education Development and Improvement
Country Philippines
Project/Program Number 25182-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location 14 poverty-affected rural provinces.
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Education
Subsector Pre-Primary and Basic Education
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental implications were reviewed and no significant adverse environmental impacts were identified.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The Project aims to reduce inequity and geographic disparity in access to, quality and efficiency of public secondary education (grades 7 to 10) by targeting poverty affected provinces with low rates of enrollment and completion and low student achievement levels. The Project will also help the process of management decentralization that encourages school-based management (school autonomy) with local participation in school planning and management. Project preparation has been closely coordinated with that of the Third Elementary Education Project, financed by the World Bank and Japan Bank for International Cooperation. The two Projects target the same provinces and share complementary strategies to jointly support the improvement of access, and learning outcomes at schools, decentralization of basic education management and implementation of privatized textbook publishing and procurement.
The Project comprises three main objectives: (i) to improve quality and relevance of secondary education in project provinces; (ii) to increase the rate of participation in and completion of secondary education in underserved areas within the Project provinces; and (iii) to facilitate decentralization process to establish conditions for school-based management.
The Project will primarily cover 14 poverty-affected rural provinces. Limited support (textbook provisions and initial preparation for decentralization) will be provided to additional 12 poverty-affected rural provinces.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Secondary education in the Philippines typically enrolls 13-16 year-old students, and plays dual roles (i) to enhance trainability of these students who will enter the work force, and (ii) to provide academic preparation for these students continuing into higher education. Subsector performance and the overall standards have been curtailed by the low enrollment, completion, and student achievement in the poverty-affected rural areas. For the country to achieve the ten-year (1996-2005) subsector performance targets set by the Basic Education Master Plan, and to ensure supply of trainable human resources, it is essential to embark on geographicallly and socially targeted intervention to the low performing and poverty- affected provinces and schools.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Nov 29
Consulting Services
The Project will provide two packages of consulting services: Package A for the Bank financing covering education program areas and Package B for JBIC (Japan Bank for International Cooperation) financing covering school facilities development areas. Package A will entail 106 person-months of international consulting services and 279 person-months of domestic consulting services in decentralized education management; inservice training coordination; monitoring and evaluation, education and textbook management information system; and provincial secondary education development plan implementation advisors.
Procurement under the Project will cover (i) school furniture and equipment for classrooms, science laboratories, technology and home economics rooms, and faculty rooms; (ii) training equipment for division leader schools; (iii) computer equipment for education management information system (EMIS); and (iv) office furniture and equipment for instructional materials council secretariat (IMCS). In addition, the Project will provide textbooks and teachers' manuals for approximately 850 schools in the 26 target provinces. The Bank will finance items (ii) to (iv) and instructional materials.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 09 Feb 1994
Fact-finding 08 Sep 1997 to 03 Oct 1997
Management Review Meeting 19 Jan 1998
Approval 11 Dec 1998
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1654 11 Dec 1998 01 Mar 1999 19 May 1999 31 Dec 2006 30 Jun 2008 14 Oct 2008

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Wendy Duncan (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Department of Education
Mr. Benedicto Lim

Department of Education
Teodocio Sangil

Department of Education
Dr. Lolita M. Andrada


Project Website
List of Project Documents