Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 21 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 19 Jul 2007

Project Name Basic Education (Girls) Project (formerly Women's Education)
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project/Program Number 29288-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Covering 11 provinces in the Northern, Central and Southern Regions
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)

Safeguard Categories

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Environment C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


Component 1 financed by ADB:
Expand access and improve retention by providing primary schools and district education bureaus in 51 districts.

Component 2 financed by AusAID:
Improve the relevance, quality and efficiency of primary education by providing supplementary materials, recruiting and training ethnic teachers and supporting in-service training to teachers and school principals in multi-grade schools and schools in ethnic areas.

Component 3 financed by ADB:
Strengthen management system and capacity of government officers from central to local levels.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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
Consulting Services
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 18 Nov 1997 to 09 Dec 1997
Management Review Meeting 13 Mar 1998
Approval 25 Jun 1998
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1621 25 Jun 1998 15 Dec 1998 31 May 1999 31 Jul 2005 31 Jul 2007 28 Jan 2008

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Khamtanh Chanthy (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Education
Mr. Khamhoung Sacklokham

Ministry of Education
Mr. Ouam Sengchandavong


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