Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 20 Jun 2008
PDS Updated as of 29 Mar 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 and/or Subsector Classification Education
/ Upper Secondary Education
Thematic Classification Capacity development
Social development
Gender 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)
OUTPUT 1 1.1 Completed. 1.2 Completed. 1.3 Completed. 1.4 Mostly completed. Ongoing is a new round of 4 research projects expected to be completed by Project closing date in October. 1.5 Mostly completed. 1.6 Mostly completed. Piloting the Secondary School Self-Assessment in SRSs and secondary schools and introduction in the USSs. QA system operating in 10% of schools and TTCs by end of 2013 as part of roll out plan. Ongoing evaluation of QA process in schools. 1.7 Completed. OUTPUT 2 2.1 Mostly completed. 2.2 Construction still ongoing for 4 PTTCs, 3 dormitories and PTTC toilets. Also, the procurement process on the library books yet to be completed. 2.3 In the academic year 2013-2014, of the 1,022 teacher trainees enrolled at NIE, 390 or 38.16% are female (below target: 40% by 2013). In the academic year 2013-2014, 1,000 teacher trainees enrolled in TTCs, 576 or 57.60% are female (7.6% over target). Scholarships in the academic year 2013-2014: NIE: 30 (18 F) RTTC: 150 (110 F), of whom 100 (60 F) are second year students, and 50 (30 F) are first year students 2.4 Mostly completed. Training in the use and maintenance of science equipment for teacher trainers - ongoing. 2.5 Mostly completed. Evaluation on effectiveness of training -ongoing. 2.6 Mostly completed. Incorporation of multimedia into teaching programs ongoing with the piloting of DVDs at TTCs. Subsequently, the evaluation on effectiveness of multimedia standards in workshops for training teachers. OUTPUT 3 3.1 Completed 3.2 Mostly completed except for training in financial management and operations to be conducted for the new SRCs. 3.3 Mostly completed except the disbursement of the scholarship fund for the schoolyear. 3.4 Mostly completed except the ongoing monitoring of construction completion in 4 PTTCs, 3 dormitories and the PTTCs toilets. As well, the library books procurement process. 3.5 Mostly completed. 3.6 Mostly completed. Library books for finalization of revised contract following adjustment in quantity. 3.7 Completed.
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
18 Apr 2014 Grant 0090 25,579 0 94.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
18 Apr 2014 Grant 0090 24,985 0 92.00%

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 Swetal Sindhvad (ssindhvad@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