Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program: Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.
|PDS Creation Date||29 Nov 2006|
|PDS Updated as of||18 Apr 2008|
|Project Name||Education Sector Development Project|
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|Subsector||Education Sector Development|
|Drivers of Change||–|
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
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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.|
|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.|
|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||2013 Oct 25|
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
|Fact-finding||15 Feb 2001 to 09 Mar 2001|
|Management Review Meeting||30 Apr 2001|
|Approval||04 Dec 2001|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|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|
|21 Aug 2014||Loan 1865||19,025||0||97.00%|
|21 Aug 2014||Loan 1865||19,609||0||100.00%|
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|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Gudrun L. Forsberg ( @adb.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Human and Social Development Division, SERD|
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
H. E. Chea Oeung
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/33396-023/documents|