Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 12 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 21 Oct 2013

Project Name Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Basic Education
Country Uzbekistan
Project/Program Number 37698-013
Status Closed
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 Pre-Primary and Basic Education
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan2191Asian Development Fund30,000
Counterpart 13,000
TOTAL US$ 43,000

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see http://www.adb.org/site/safeguards/safeguard-categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
No significant impact as civil works mainly include rehabilitation of two-three rooms in schools.
Involuntary Resettlement
No resettlement is required
Indigenous Peoples
No

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Review mission was conducted in June 2010.

During Project Design
Consultations with parents, school administration, students and local governments took place during design of the project in 2005
During Project Implementation
Additional consultations were conducted during preparation of CLS

Description

The Project will improve the quality, relevance and equitable access of basic education for all students, including students in poor and remote areas. The outcome of the Project is to improve learning through ICT use in priority subject areas in grades 5-9 in project schools with a pro-poor focus. The Project comprises four components: (i) establishment of school clusters for ICT; (ii) strengthening teacher and staff development for ICT; (iii) learning materials development; and (iv) capacity building and management support.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Improved quality, relevance, and equitable access of basic education for all students

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Improved learning outcomes through ICT use in priority subject areas in grades 5-9 in project schools with a pro-poor focus
Progress Towards Outcome
Loan was declared effective on 22 June 2006. ICT use in schools is increasing due to project and other government efforts to provide computer classrooms to all schools. 860 Cluster Leader Schools were identified in 2006 covering schools nationwide, including poor disticts. In 2007-2009 schools were rehabilitated. As of 30 Sept 2010, as reported by PIU all 860 CLSs were fully operational.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Component 1. School cluster network established, equipped, and functional Component 2. Strengthened staff capacity to use ICT for improving teaching and learning and school management Component 3. Learning materials developed Component 4. Project sustainability and effectiveness in implementation ensured
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
PIU started its work in June 2006 and carried out specific activities for the successful startup of the Project. Highlights include: (1) list of cluster schools has been updated and approved by MOPE including the list of pilot schools; (ii) survey covering all CLSs and pilot schools was completed and specific issues related to e-readiness, power supply and connectivity have been identified and collected in a database. In 2007 EA announced two biddings (ICB 01 and NCB 01) to procure ICT equipment and furniture for 300 CLSs. NCB 01 was completed and furniture was delivered to 300 CLSs. ICB 01 was completed in January 2008. Delivery of equipment was delayed and completed by 31 Dec 2009. Two biddings (ICB 02 and NCB 02) to procure ICT equipment and furniture for 560 CLSs were held in 2007-08. Evaluation of NCB 02 was completed and contracts were signed. All furniture was delivered to schools. Evaluation of ICB 02 was completed in Mar 2009. EA has signed contract with the suppliers. By 30 June 2010 all equipment was delivered and installed in 560 CLSs. RFP documents for consulting services were approved and sent to shortlisted consulting firms in July 2007. Proposals were received in September 2007. Evaluation process was completed in April 2008. EA signed contract in September 2008. Contract became effective in Jan 2009. Consulting Firm (EDCIL, India) fielded its consultants in Feb 2009. Activities are ongoing. In 2010 Project completed NCB and contracted suppliers for development of e-materials in key subject areas. In parralel MOPE is financing provision of e-materials and e-books to schools. In 2011 Project continued its efforts on capacity building for CLSs. In addition, procurement of additional furniture to 860 CLS was approved and bidding (NCB) completed. The contract with JV Mebel ($1.25 million, for multiple lots) is under implementation.
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Aug 28
Consulting Services
The Project will require 212 person-months (pm) of consulting services, consisting of 52.5 pm of international and 159.5 pm of domestic consultants. International consultants will be engaged through a firm using quality and cost-based selection with full technical proposals. Consultants wil be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants. Areas of expertise required will include education reform and decentralization, software development, ICT in basic education, training, CPD, school networking, and pilot project design and evaluation.
Procurement
The Project will procure (i) standard packages of ICT hardware and peripherals, and related furniture and other equipment for 860 CLSs; (ii) non-PC based learning materials and equipment including audio-video sets; and (iii) furniture and computers for office and administrative use. ADB loan-financed goods and services will be procured following ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Procurement of largest value will be for ICT hardware, which may be broken in several packages each larger than $1 million to allow proper sequencing of ICT installment in schools and sufficient participation of local contractors.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/37698-013/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 22 Jun 2005 to 30 Jun 2005
Management Review Meeting 11 Aug 2005
Approval 27 Oct 2005
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2191 27 Oct 2005 09 Nov 2005 22 Jun 2006 30 Jun 2011 31 Dec 2011 25 Feb 2013

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
17 Sep 2014 Loan 2191 20,031 0 100.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
17 Sep 2014 Loan 2191 20,031 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 2191 Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Bobir Gafurov (bgafurov@adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Uzbekistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Ministry of Public Education
Bahtiyor Daniyarov

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/37698-013/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/37698-013/documents