Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 20 Jun 2008
PDS Updated as of 24 Jul 2014

Project Name Enhancing Education Quality Project
Country Cambodia
Project/Program Number 38559-022
Status Approved
Geographical Location Cambodia
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
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development (GCD)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Grant0090Asian Development Fund27,100
Counterpart 6,280
TOTAL US$ 33,380

Safeguard Categories

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Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Description

The Project will help the Government achieve its goal of poverty reduction and economic development by providing support for enhancing the quality of education through institutional capacity development for planning, design, and delivery of education services and by strengthening secondary education.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Government accords high priority to enhancing the quality of education to make the education system more efficient and to improve learning achievements. It also recognizes that investments in secondary education are necessary to meet the growing demand for a well educated and skilled work force.

Development Impact

Increased number of school graduates with improved knowledge and skills

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Improved quality and efficiency of secondary education service delivery.
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
OUTPUT 1: Education System Management and Development 1.1 Awareness of Education Law and MoEYS Gender Mainstreaming Policy 1.2 Policy framework for teacher education and teacher management 1.3 Review of the organization and function of MoEYS at central, province, district, and school levels 1.4 Strengthened National Institute of Education 1.5 Information systems strengthened at national, provincial, district, levels and consolidated at central level 1.6 Introduction of monitoring and quality assurance systems in place and functional in schools and TTCs 1.7 Enhanced capacity of the Pedagogic Research Department and the Education Materials Approval Board OUTPUT 2: Teacher Professional Development 2.1 Enhanced management capacity of teacher training institutions 2.2 Upgraded facilities, including ICT at TTCs 2.3 Increased enrolment of females and students from remote and disadvantaged areas in lower secondary and upper secondary teacher training programs 2.4 Improved skills and competencies of teacher trainers in the preservice teacher training program 2.5 Improved teaching skills and competencies of secondary teachers 2.6 Introduce multimedia methods for teacher education OUTPUT 3: Strengthening Secondary Education 3.1 Secondary education development plan 3.2 Strengthened secondary school networks, school management, and school improvement planning 3.3 Increased enrolment in secondary schools of girls and children from remote and disadvantaged areas 3.4 Upgraded secondary school facilities 3.5 Curriculum in priority areas including ICT is developed and in use in secondary school 3.6 Upper secondary schools countrywide have textbooks and teachers guides 3.7 Assessment of student achievement in secondary education is based on curriculum standards
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
The project implementation is progressing well. As of end of March 2014, the overall weighted progress of the project is estimated at 94.50%, and the total cumulative project expenditure is 79.58% against the total project fund. The project progress and beneficiaries by outputs are summarized below. Output 1: Education System Management and Development More than 50,000 copies of education law and 12,000 posters printed and distributed. Training provided to all school deputy directors and above. TV spots to promote the law produced. Gender mainstreaming strategic plan (2011-2015) published and disseminated. Teacher education and management framework adopted, and a Teacher Policy developed and adopted. NIE s institutional development plan approved, and Research Capacity Development Plan prepared and training workshops conducted. NIE s multimedia resource center established with multimedia equipment for pre- and in-service teacher training. Fully integrated educational MIS (EMIS, HRMIS and FMIS) is under development. Quality assurance system for TTCs completed and secondary school self-assessment and tools piloted. Staff of Curriculum Development Department have capacity to administer evaluation and tendering of teaching and learning materials, including textbooks. Output 2: Professional Development of Teachers Competency standards for TTC directors approved. Management and leadership training manuals developed and printed. Three hundred and sixty TTC directors and senior staff attended the training. Monitoring and assessment guidelines for teacher performance approved and printed. Four PTTC learning centers, including sanitation facilities, and 3 girl s dormitories, and 14 female sanitation facilities have been built. Science equipment is equipped in 6 RTTCs. Twenty TTC computer labs are installed with Thin Client computer technology. Library books, furniture, and equipment are under tendering process. Four hundred (400) students (of which 60% are females) from remote and disadvantaged areas received scholarships for teacher training program at RTTCs, and 100 students (of which 60% are females) for teacher training program at NIE. ICT teacher trainer manual approved and printed. Package of instructional materials for ToT developed for basic English, use of multimedia and ICT. Training of 60 core trainers completed. More than 4,600 under qualified lower secondary teachers (of which 35% are females) participated in training programs at RTTCs and around 3,750 upper secondary teachers (of which 33% are females) participated in basic English training program (3,000 teachers) and in ICT course (750 teachers). Video/DVD/audio materials and manuals produced to support science experiments at NIE, and Multimedia standards package installed in 24 TTCs. Output 3: Strengthening Secondary Education Secondary education master plan approved and its implementation plan implemented. Eighteen (18) upper secondary resource centres (SRCs) built in addition to the 18 SRCs constructed under ESDP-2. They are equipped with science and computer labs equipment, library books, and furniture for offices. Training on roles and responsibilities of SRS conducted. Four thousand (4,000) students (60% of whom are females) from remote and disadvantaged areas received scholarships to attend and complete upper secondary education. Guidelines and operational manual for scholarship developed and implemented. Tourism and ICT curriculum for grade 11 and 12, and English curriculum for grade 7-9 printed and disseminated to schools. Printed and distributed 1,489,018 copies of student textbooks and 31,658 copies of teacher manuals for grade 10 to 12 printed and distributed in all upper secondary schools. Standards-based assessment and exemplar assessment for upper secondary schools approved. More than 4,000 technical group leaders (of whom 30% are females) trained and all secondary teachers trained in standards-based assessment.
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Jun 06
Consulting Services
The project will be supported by approximately 553 person-months of consulting services (219 person-months international and 334 person-months national). The selection and engagement of consulting services will be procured in a single package requiring a full technical proposal and using a quality-cost ratio of 80:20 for quality and cost-based selection in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The consulting services are designed to provide technical support to the Project management and implementation, as well as to build longer-term institutional development and capacity for planning, management, delivery of professional development for teachers, and secondary education. The consulting services cover broad areas of expertise that include (i) institutional development, (ii) Management Information System development, (iii) professional development for teachers, (iv) curriculum and materials development (including ICT), (v) examination reform, (vi) facilities and equipment improvement, and (vii) gender and equitable access. ADB has approved advance action for recruitment of consultants. The Executing Agency may start the process of selection of consultants. Advance action does not include signing of the contract with the identified consultant firm.
Procurement
All ADB-financed goods and services will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. The project director, assisted by the project staff, will be responsible for all procurement. Supply contracts for goods estimated at $100,000 equivalent or more will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding. Supply contracts for goods such as vehicles and computers (except in the case of textbooks and instructional materials) of less than $100,000 but more than $20,000 will follow national competitive bidding procedures. Minor items costing less than $20,000 but more than $5,000 equivalent may be procured by direct purchase with advertising, and items costing less than $5,000 may be procured by direct purchase without advertising. Supply contracts for textbooks and instructional materials may be awarded to Publishing and Distribution House on the basis of direct purchase. Details of procurement packages and technical specifications must be submitted for the Ministry of Economy and Finance and ADB for approval before procurement. Project civil works will consist of construction and/or upgrade of learning facilities, dormitories, and water and sanitation facilities at Teacher Trainig Colleges (TTCs) and secondary schools. The civil works component will be financed by ADB and the government and will be awarded on the basis of national competitive bidding procedure, following Government procedures acceptable to ADB. The project director, assisted by the project staff and technical unit in charge, will also ensure that appropriate maintenance contractual arrangements are signed prior to the commissioning of civil works at the expense of the government in order to ensure that the constructed civil works are well maintained during their economic life. All ADB-financed goods and services will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. The project director, assisted by the project staff, will be responsible for all procurement. Supply contracts for goods estimated at $100,000 equivalent or more will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding. Supply contracts for goods such as vehicles and computers (except in the case of textbooks and instructional materials) of less than $100,000 but more than $20,000 will follow national competitive bidding procedures. Minor items costing less than $20,000 but more than $5,000 equivalent may be procured by direct purchase with advertising, and items costing less than $5,000 may be procured by direct purchase without advertising. Supply contracts for textbooks and instructional materials may be awarded to Publishing and Distribution House on the basis of direct purchase. Details of procurement packages and technical specifications must be submitted for the Ministry of Economy and Finance and ADB for approval before procurement. Project civil works will consist of construction and/or upgrade of learning facilities, dormitories, and water and sanitation facilities at TTCs and secondary schools. The civil works component will be financed by ADB and the government and will be awarded on the basis of national competitive bidding procedure, following Government procedures acceptable to ADB. The project director, assisted by the project staff and technical unit in charge, will also ensure that appropriate maintenance contractual arrangements are signed prior to the commissioning of civil works at the expense of the government in order to ensure that the constructed civil works are well maintained during their economic life.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/38559-022/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance 25 Jan 2005
Fact-finding 02 Jul 2007 to 13 Jul 2007
Management Review Meeting 10 Aug 2007
Approval 23 Nov 2007
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Grant 0090 23 Nov 2007 18 Feb 2008 15 Sep 2008 31 Oct 2014

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
02 Sep 2014 Grant 0090 26,502 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
02 Sep 2014 Grant 0090 26,751 0 99.00%

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
Grant 0090 Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Sukhdeep Brar (sbrar@adb.org)
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. Koeu Nay Leang

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/38559-022/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/38559-022/documents