Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 07 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 21 Jun 2007

Project Name Senior Secondary Education
Country Uzbekistan
Project/Program Number 33137-013
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 Upper Secondary Education
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1737Ordinary Capital Resources57,000
TOTAL US$ 57,000

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


The broad objective of the Project is to support the initial process of reforming the Senior Secondary Education (SSE) subsector to meet the NPPT goals. Immediate objectives of the Project are: (i) to support implementation and refinement of the new SSE curriculum, (ii) to develop effective management and teaching staff, (iii) to develop domestic capacity for teaching materials production and acquisition, and (iv) to foster cost-effective planning, management and policy development for SSE.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

In order to drive economic and social transition, Uzbekistan needs a labor force with new skills and knowledge. The NPPT aims at establishment of Uzbek education system capable of imparting skills and knowledge required in a market oriented economy. Education reforms is critical for supporting human resource development to foster economic transition, social stability, and national growth. Strong leadership from the Government is necessary, as much of the immediate employment growth potential is in the emerging SME, that are at infant stage of development, and not yet prepared to provide new employees with substantial training for new recruits. At the same time, as private education and training is yet to be developed, roles of public education needs to remain strong until sufficient provision from private education becomes available. The intended reforms will entail a long-term process requiring regular adjustments of policies and strategies to meet the changing social and economic conditions of the country. Therefore the Project will lay an initial foundation for longer-term intervention and assistance to the subsector.

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 07
Consulting Services
About 244 person-months of international consultants and 182 person-months of domestic consultants will be required for the Project to support implementation and institutional capacity building of the CSSE and project schools. The Government will select and engage consulting firms in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants. Advance procurement actions have been allowed for recruitment of consultants.
All Bank-financed procurement for the Project will be in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Civil works will be fully financed by the Government and will follow the Government's procedures acceptable to the ADB. Each contract for the supply of goods, equipment, furniture, and instructional materials estimated to cost more than $500,000 equivalent will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding (ICB) procedure, while contract packages of $500,000 equivalent or less will follow international shopping, local competitive bidding, direct purchase procedures or local procedures as applicable. Advance actions have been allowed for the first ICB for school equipment procurement.

The Project will also procure overseas training management service for planning, management and implementation of overseas short and long-term training for about 226 persons. Overseas training will cover topics such as teacher training methodologies, school management, industry-school liaisons, student centered teaching methods, evaluation planning and management, education monitoring and evaluation. The key functions of the overseas training management service contract include: needs assessment, identification/design of relevant programs, host institutions, pre-departure orientation, immigration/travel logistics, etc. It is intended that overseas training will allow exposures to several countries, thus, the training management proponent should have extensive international network and experience in this type of service provision.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 12 Jul 1999 to 30 Jul 1999
Management Review Meeting 10 Sep 1999
Approval 08 Feb 2000
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1737 08 Feb 2000 29 Mar 2000 01 Feb 2001 30 Jun 2005 31 Dec 2006 23 Nov 2007


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
23 Sep 2014 Loan 1737 34,002 0 91.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
23 Sep 2014 Loan 1737 37,302 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 1737

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Higher & Secondary Specialized Educ

Ministry of Higher & Secondary Specialized Educ
Mr. Karimov


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