Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 27 Jul 2010

Project Name Textbook Sector Development Program
Country Uzbekistan
Project/Program Number 36510-012
Status Approved
Geographical Location Tashkent
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Sector Education
Subsector Pre-Primary and Basic Education
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance4089-0

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The purpose of the TA is to assist the Government of Uzbekistan in preparing a Textbook Sector Development Program (RDSP) addressing key issues in the curriculum and textbook development chain from curriculum planning to textbook distribution. The TSDP will contribute to improve learning achievements of pupils enrolled in compulsory education (grades 1-12) and to increase access of the poor to quality education. The TSDP will be classified as a poverty intervention (possibly a core poverty intervention) and will support private sector development. The scope of the TA includes (i) advisory and consulting services, (ii) technical workshops and policy consultations, and (iii) focused studies and surveys for the purpose of designing and developing the TSDP proposal.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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 18
Consulting Services
The TA will require the services of three international consultants for a total of 5 person-months as follows: (i) textbook policy specialist/team leader (3 person--months), (ii) curriculum reform specialist (1.5 person-months), (iii) procurement and costing specialist (0.5 person-months).
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 16 Jan 2003 to 24 Jan 2003
Management Review Meeting
Approval 18 Mar 2003
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 4089 18 Mar 2003 18 Mar 2003 31 Dec 2003 31 Oct 2004


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

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 4089 150 150 141 9 141 9

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Lan Wu (
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
Mr. Kasimov, Deputy Minister

Ministry of Public Education
Mr. Akhlitdinov, First Deputy Minister


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