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|PDS Creation Date||27 Nov 2006|
|PDS Updated as of||18 Oct 2011|
|Project Name||Second Education Quality Improvement Project|
Lao People's Democratic Republic
|Geographical Location||Expand education in 6 provinces , and quality improvement nation wide|
|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.|
|Subsector||Pre-Primary and Basic Education|
|Drivers of Change||–|
|Gender Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Loan||1844||Asian Development Fund||20,000|
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|During Project Design
To be determined.
|During Project Implementation
To be determined.
|The overall project objectives are (i) to improve the relevance, quality, and efficiency of primary and secondary education through developing a teacher training support system, enhancing the professional status and career development of teachers; (ii) to expand access to and improve retention in primary school especially of girls and ethnic children in the poor and underserved areas of the country; (iii) to strengthen the institutional capacity of central, provincial and district, and village level administration to plan and manage the decentralized education system.|
|To be determined. Country Strategy and Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2006 Nov 27|
About 205 person-months of international consulting (47 person-months financed by ADB and 158 person-months by Sida), and 1,671 person-months of domestic consulting (1,512 person-months financed by ADB and 159 person-months by Sida) will be engaged to support capacity building at the MOE technical departments, PESs, and DEBs involved in Project activities. Local contract staff will be engaged for a total of 1,014 person-months to support project implementation (678 person-months financed by ADB and 336 person-months by Sida). All consultants and local contract staff financed under the ADB loan will be selected and engaged by the Government through a firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants. Sida-financed consultants will be engaged by Sida according to Sida procedures.
All ADB-financed procurement for the Project will be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Each contract for supply of goods, equipment, and materials estimated to cost $500,000 or more will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding procedures, while contract packages of less than $500,000 equivalent will follow international shopping procedures. Contracts less than $100,000 may be procured on a direct purchase basis. Civil works contracts that are small and situated in remote areas are not likely to attract the interest of international contractors. Therefore, civil work contracts less than $1.0 million will be awarded on the basis of local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB. However, if any package is estimated to cost $1.0 million or more, international competitive bidding procedures will be followed. For minor civil works to improve school buildings and facilities to be carried out by local communities costing less than $10,000 equivalent per school, appropriate procedures satisfactory to ADB for community participation in procurement will be implemented.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Fact-finding||26 Mar 2001 to 11 Apr 2001|
|Management Review Meeting||23 May 2001|
|Approval||28 Sep 2001|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 1844||28 Sep 2001||05 Dec 2001||05 Mar 2002||30 Jun 2008||30 Jun 2010||29 Dec 2010|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|21 Aug 2014||Loan 1844||22,924||0||98.00%|
|21 Aug 2014||Loan 1844||23,490||0||100.00%|
Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.
|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Yasushi Hirosato (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Lao Resident Mission|
Ministry of Education
Mr. Sengsomphone Viravouth
Ministry of Education
Mrs. Varadune Ammarathithada
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/31345-013/documents|