Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 29 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 18 Apr 2008

Project Name Education Sector Development Project
Country Cambodia
Project/Program Number 33396-023
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

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Environment C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues


Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Stakeholders consultations undertaken.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The Project supplements the policy initiatives by supporting (i) increased access and equity, mainly for basic education; (ii) deconcentrated and decentralized planning, management, and monitoring; and (iii) selective quality and efficiency improvement in budget planning, accounting and auditing, and TVET. The Project will provide construction of facilities in remote and underserved areas, promote greater deconcentration of the planning of facilities programs to provincial authorities and institutions, and pilot budget management of facilities development in four provinces.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

While some progress has been made in improving Cambodia's education system, considerable challenges remain. The system is characterized by inequitable access. especially for the poor, girls, and indigenous peoples, and low quality with high repetition and drop-out rates. The weak education system is perpetuating the cycle of poverty, and contributing to low productivity and weak governance. A low level of public expenditure on education has been a major constraint to human resource development. The Government realizes that in order to enhance economic growth and social development in Cambodia, higher allocations to education are essential, and education policies need reform. The Government's policy priority for education is to ensure equitable access and quality improvement for nine years of basic education by 2010. As outlines in its Education Strategic Plan 2001-2005, the Government's strategy is to use the education budget as a means to implementing education reforms, particularly to ensure pro-poor policies and strategies to address the issues of equitable access, quality, and efficiency of education.

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 consultants will be required. The international consultants will be specialists in the areas of (i) school facilities development, (ii) budget planning, accounting and audit, (iii) technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutional development, and (iv) TVET skills standards and quality assurance. The domestic consultants will be specialists in the areas of (i) management information system design, (ii) architect-engineer, (iii) accounting and audit, (iv) TVET staff development, (v) TVET skills standards. In addition, a contract for capacity building for quality and efficiency (upper secondary education curriculum and materials, and textbook publishing) is likely to be included. Consultants will be recruited according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants.
Goods Civil works under the Project will be small, numerous, and scattered throughout the country. Therefore, it is proposed that civil works contracts be awarded on the basis of local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB. Supply of goods, equipment, furniture, and instructional materials will be procured in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines for Procurement.
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
Loan 1865 04 Dec 2001 27 Feb 2002 12 Apr 2002 30 Jun 2007 31 Dec 2007 18 Sep 2008


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
20 Sep 2014 Loan 1865 19,025 0 97.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
20 Sep 2014 Loan 1865 19,609 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 1865

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. Chea Oeung


Project Website
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