Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 28 Sep 2014

Project Name Enhancing Education Quality Project
Country Cambodia
Project/Program Number 38559-022
Status Approved
Geographical Location
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Sector Education
Subsector Education
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


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


Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome
The project is nearing completion with overall weighted progress at 97%. Cumulative contract awards are at $26.8 million or 99% and cumulative disbursements are at $26.9 million or 99% against the total grant funds of $27.1 million. Project achievements 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, including a Teacher Policy developed and adopted on 27 May 2013. NIEs institutional development plan approved, and Research Capacity Development Plan prepared and training workshops conducted. NIEs multimedia resource center established with multimedia equipment for pre- and in-service teacher training. Research reports on impact assessment of scholarship and training under EEQP completed. Research on impact of textbooks distributed to upper secondary schools under EEQP ongoing. Fully integrated educational MIS (EMIS, HRMIS and FMIS). 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. Approval of the review procedure for teacher training curriculum contents and methodology ongoing. Four PTTC learning centers, including sanitation facilities, and 3 girls 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 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.

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 Jun 06
Consulting Services
Procurement and Consulting Notices


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


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


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
24 Oct 2014 Grant 0090 26,834 0 99.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
24 Oct 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 Norman LaRocque (
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


Project Website
List of Project Documents