Project Data Sheet

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PDS Updated as of 02 Apr 2014

Project Name Second Lower Secondary Education for the Most Disadvantaged Areas Project
Country Viet Nam
Project/Program Number 46066-001
Status Approved
Geographical Location
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
/ Pre-Primary and Basic Education
Thematic Classification Capacity development
Economic growth
Gender equity
Gender Mainstreaming Categories Gender equity as a theme

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance8207Technical Assistance Special Fund800
Counterpart 89
TOTAL US$ 889

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
Consultation meetings with stakeholders
During Project Implementation
Conduct of a series of workshop for local education authorities, the midterm review meeting, the project outline (PO)/feasibility study report appraisal workshops, and other meetings with funding agencies, development partners, and local stakeholders

Description

The Project was approved on 6 November 2012 for $800,000 financed on a grant basis from ADB s Technical Assistance Special Fund (TASF-IV), and was declared effective on 29 March 2013. It will review and assess the performance of the lower secondary education subsector in Viet Nam, in particular schooling for ethnic minority and other disadvantaged groups. The core output of the Project will be a detailed design for the ensuing Program loan, including both policy and investment components, suitable for ADB financing that will help improve employability and competitiveness of the young labor force by 2020.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

While the ongoing Lower Secondary Education for the Most Disadvantaged Regions Project (LSEMDRP) is yielding positive results in improving the access of ethnic minorities to LSE, major challenges and constraints in ensuring more equitable and quality LSE for students who are members of ethnic minority groups or live in disadvantaged regions remain. Education facilities are lacking. While the size of the LSE-age cohorts has started to decline nationwide, classroom shortages remain in the Northern Mountainous and Central Regions. And in the Coastal Region, the quality of construction and the design of buildings are poor, and schools are often not durable enough to withstand typhoons. Boarding facilities are also needed. In remote areas, access is constrained and drop-out rates in LSE are high, partly because the Mekong River Delta Region experiences annual flooding during the rainy season. Poor families cannot afford to pay for transport or accommodations near the schools and local governments have not been able to finance such boarding facilities. Students also face language and cultural barriers. Ethnic minorities are culturally diverse. While the enrollment rate of girls in LSE is higher than boys nationally, this pattern is reversed in disadvantaged regions; girls have limited access to social services. Among ethnic minorities, it is commonly observed that the children face learning difficulties because of parents inability to provide academic support and less study time due to long travel times to distant schools.

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 2012 Nov 08
Consulting Services
The TA is financing 51 person-months (pm) of consulting services including (i) 6 international consultants totaling 22 pm, and (ii) 6 national consultants totaling 29 pm. Recruitment of an international firm to provide the international and national consultants through QCBS has been completed. Consultants were mobilized in May 2013.
Procurement
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/46066-001/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance
Fact-finding
Management Review Meeting
Approval 06 Nov 2012
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 8207 06 Nov 2012 29 Mar 2013 29 Mar 2013 31 Aug 2014 30 Nov 2014

Utilization

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 8207 800 800 770 30 582 218

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Eiko Izawa (eizawa@adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/46066-001/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/46066-001/documents