Project Data Sheet

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Project Name Second Education Quality Improvement Project
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project/Program Number 31345-012
Status Closed
Geographical Location Nationwide.
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 Education Sector Development
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance3294Japan Special Fund600
Counterpart 105
TOTAL US$ 705

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
To maximize participation, interviews, workshops, focus group discussions, and consultative meetings will be held at provincial, district, and village levels (urban, rural, and ethnic minority areas). The meetings will be attended by key stakeholders and beneficiaries, representatives from the Lao Women's Union and NGOs, and future employers. Funding agencies active or interested in the education sector will also be consulted and invited to participate in relevant workshops.
During Project Implementation
Interviews, workshops, focus group discussions, and consultative meetings will be held at provincial, district, and village levels (urban, rural, and ethnic minority areas). The meetings will be attended by key stakeholders and beneficiaries, representatives from the Lao Women's Union and NGOs, and future employers. Funding agencies active or interested in the education sector will also be consulted and invited to participate in relevant workshops.

Description

The Technical Assistance (TA) will prepare analytical background papers and a proposal for a second education quality improvement project for consideration by the Government and ADB. The TA will focus on (i) promoting equitable access to complete primary education for students in underserved areas, particularly for girls and ethnic minority groups; (ii) improving the quality of primary and secondoary education through support to teacher development and teacher training systems; (iii) strengthening MOE's c apacity to manage, plan, and monitor teacher development and teacher training systems; and (iv) helping to formulate and implement financing policies and targets to ensure satisfactory education sector development. The Project will contribute to poverty reduction by strengthening quality and equity of basic education, thus providing the poor with the opportunity to improve their economic status and to increase their participation both in the workforce and in society at large.

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 2006 Dec 11
Consulting Services
A team of five international (18 person-months) and six domestic (16 person-months) consultants will be recruited to provide specialist services. The international consultants will be specialists in (i) education planning, and evaluation; (ii) teacher training systems development; (iii) teacher development; (iv) education finance; and (v) gender and minority education. The domestic consultants will be experts in the following fields: (i) facilities and equipment procurement; (ii) project management and costing; (iii) social development; and (iv) educational surveys.
Procurement
None.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/31345-012/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 18 Aug 1999 to 27 Aug 1999
Management Review Meeting
Approval 10 Nov 1999
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3294 10 Nov 1999 14 Feb 2000 14 Feb 2000 15 Apr 2001

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 3294 600 600 522 78 522 78

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Education
Dr. Sikhamtath Mitaray, Director

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/31345-012/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/31345-012/documents