Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 01 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 18 Apr 2008

Project Name Education Sector Development Program
Country Cambodia
Project/Program Number 33396-013
Status Approved
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


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

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

Consultations with stakeholders undertaken.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The overall objective of the Education Sector Development Program (ESDP) is to contribute to Cambodia's broader poverty reduction policy by assisting the Government in reforming and strengthening the education sector as outlined i n the Government's Education Strategic Plan (ESP). The ESDP will support nationwide policy reforms related to education finance, removal of access barriers to education for poor students, improved learning, more efficient and transparent education service delivery, and decentralized management, and provide investment funds to support the implementation of policies designed to improve equitable access to quality education for under-served and disadvantaged populations..

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

To be determined.

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 2013 Oct 25
Consulting Services
A total of 54 person-months of international and 96 person-months of domestic consulting services will be required. The international consultants will be specialists in school facilities (24 pm); budget planning, accounting, and audit (12 pm); technical and vocational education and training institutional development (9 pm); and TVET skills standards and quality assurance (9 pm). The domestic consultants will be specialists in management information system design (18 pm); architecture-engineering (18 pm); accounting and audit (24 pm); TVET staff development (18 pm); and TVET skills standards training (18 pm).
The Program loan proceeds will be used to finance the foreign exchange cost of items produced and procured in ADB member countries, excluding ineligible items (i.e. alcoholic beverages, tobacco, radioactive and associated materials, etc.) and imports financed by other bilateral and multilateral sources.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 15 Feb 2001 to 09 Mar 2001
Management Review Meeting 30 Apr 2001
Approval 04 Dec 2001
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual


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

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 1864

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Sukhdeep Brar (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
H.E. Pok Than, Secretary of State


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