Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 12 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 19 Jan 2010

Project Name Education Sector Development Project
Country Uzbekistan
Project/Program Number 34160-023
Status Approved
Geographical Location
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

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The Investment Project will support government efforts to improve the quality of basic education (with priority given to poor and remote rural areas) and to modernize sector management. It will comprise three main components with several components. 1. Strengthening sector planning and management capacities will support participatory policy formulation processes and develop national capacities to manage the education reforms. It will involve (i) an organizational audit of the education administration with a training needs assessment of the administrative personnel, (ii) a nationwide school mapping exercise combined with a community survey, (iii) policy studies in the areas of (a) staff development, (b) nongovernment provision of education, (c) education finance, and (iii) training of school principals and district administrators. 2. Improving and extending teacher education will principally establish a distance education (DE) capacity to conduct teacher training and retraining activities. Teacher education programs will be developed and delivered in the area of (i) multigrade instruction, (ii) primary school teaching, (iii) field-specific teaching methods, and (iv) select junior secondary school subjects. 3. Strengthening community involvement in schooling and improving learning conditions will comprise (i) rehabilitation of the physical infrastructure and provision of equipment for the most resource-poor schools of the country, (ii) assistance to communities in establishing autonomous and effective school boards, and (iii) provision of grant funds accessible to schools on a competitive basis through a School Initiatives Fund (SIF).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Improvements in the relevance and the quality of education are critical to Uzbekistan's democratization and transition to a market economy. Uzbekistan's education system must also be re-oriented in a cost-effective and sustainable manner. The ESDP will support selected policy interventions, adjustment measures, and critical investments that may otherwise be hampered by resistance to change in the education system or adversely affected by budgetary constraints.

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 12
Consulting Services
The Project will provide 145 person-months of international consulting services and 928 person-months of domestic consulting services. Consultants will be grouped into four main packages as follows: (i) organizational audit, school and community survey and policy studies (package 1); (ii) project management and implementation support (package 2); (iii) DE system development (package 3); and (iv) community participation and SIF establishment (package 4). The international and domestic consultants for packages 1,3 and 4 will be engaged through consulting firms in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB. In order to provide on the job support to the PIU staff at an early stage, the international consultants for package 2 will be recruited as individuals shortly after Board approval of the Project.
Procurement of goods and services financed under the ADB loan will be undertaken in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Civil works for project institutions will be fully financed by the Government, and will be carried out in accordance with the Government's standard procurement procedures acceptable to ADB.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 23 Nov 2000 to 11 Dec 2000
Management Review Meeting 27 Apr 2001
Approval 06 Dec 2002
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1961 06 Dec 2002 09 Jan 2003 22 Oct 2003 30 Jun 2008 30 Sep 2009 27 Jul 2010


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
18 Sep 2014 Loan 1961 19,537 0 89.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
18 Sep 2014 Loan 1961 22,037 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 1961

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Nargiza Talipova (
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Cabinet of Ministers
R. Akhlidinov


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