Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 27 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 18 Oct 2011

Project Name Second Education Quality Improvement Project
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project/Program Number 31345-013
Status Approved
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.
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)
Loan1844Asian Development Fund20,000
TOTAL US$ 20,000

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see

Environment C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

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.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

To be determined. Country Strategy and 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 Nov 27
Consulting Services
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


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 26 Mar 2001 to 11 Apr 2001
Management Review Meeting 23 May 2001
Approval 28 Sep 2001
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
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
15 Sep 2014 Loan 1844 22,924 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
15 Sep 2014 Loan 1844 23,490 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

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.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1844

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Khamtanh Chanthy (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Ministry of Education
Mr. Sengsomphone Viravouth

Ministry of Education
Mrs. Varadune Ammarathithada


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