Viet Nam: Upper Secondary Education Development

Sovereign Project | 28309-013

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Project Results

 

170,940

students benefiting from new or improved educational facilities

 

6,350

students educated and trained under improved quality assurance systems

 

37,256

teachers trained with quality or competency standards

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Project Name Upper Secondary Education Development
Project Number 28309-013
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1979-VIE: Upper Secondary Education Development
Asian Development Fund US$ 55.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Education - Education sector development - Secondary - Secondary - social protection initiatives

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description

The Project will contribute to reduce poverty in Viet Nam through development and improvement of upper secondary education. The Project will improve quality, efficiency, equity, and management capacity in upper secondary education by strengthening quality support systems nationwide and targeting some of the most economically as well as educationally disadvantaged areas of Viet Nam. The specific objectives are to improve quality and efficiency of upper secondary education, promote access, equity, and participation, and strengthen institutional capacity from Ministry of Education and Training to local level of administration.

The Project comprises three components: (i) supporting conditions for quality improvement in upper secondary education; (ii) improving access, equity, and participation in upper secondary education in disadvantaged areas; and (iii) strengthening management of upper secondary education.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The quality of education suffers mostly from the limited instructional time and out-of-date memorized teaching/learning methods. The Ministry of Education and Training plans to introduce the new, diversified upper secondary curriculum which will introduce general curriculum courses designed for students.

In addition, significant disparities in enrolments and cycle completion between rural and urban and among ethnic groups appear at the upper secondary level.

Impact To contribute to poverty reduction in Viet Nam through development and improvement of upper secondary education. The Project will improve quality, efficiency, access and equity, and management capacity in upper secondary education, by strengthening quality support systems nationwide and targeting some of the most economically and educationally disadvantaged areas in the country.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improve quality, efficiency, access and equity, and management in upper secondary education
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Conditions developed to improve quality of upper secondary education, curriculum and textbooks upgraded (for upper secondary schools and TUSSs), teachers upgarded, instruction materials upgraded, education leadership and academic supervision enhanced.

Access to, equity in, and participation in upper secondary education in disadvantaged areas improved, school facilities developed, study support programs delivered, IEC program developed.

Management of upper secondary education strengthened , pilot initiative implemented, decentralized schools management strengthened, non-public education adequately regulated , EMIS developed and strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Assistance will be targeted to the 20 provinces: Ha Giang, Cao Bang, Lao Cai, Bac Kan, Lang Son, Bac Giang, Lai Chau, Son La, Hoa Binh, Quang Binh, Quang Ngai, Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dac Lac, Ninh Thuan, Dong Thap, Kien Giang, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu and Ca Mau.
Safeguard Categories
Environment
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The participation groups in the development of the project preparatory technical assistance (TA) include parents, teachers, school principals, provincial proples' committee representatives in 15 provinces.
During Project Implementation The Project is envisaged to use a participation strategy to solicit inputs by incorporating dialogue with stakeholders such as the Committee for Ethnic Minority and Mountainous Areas, Women's Union, Committee for Protection and Care of Children, and Committee for the Advancement of Women. Local consultation is required at every step of the process-school site selection, design and construction, and operation and maintenance. The Project will ensure direct participation of relevant stakeholders through civic awareness and community dialogue. This will involve community participation at appropriate levels and input from interest groups, which will be utilized in community dialogue.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A total of 56 person-months (international) and 154 person-months (domestic) of consulting services will be required. Under Component 1, a total of 5 international consultants (38 person-months) and 22 domestic consultants (98 person-months) in the fields of curriculum and textbook development; teaching methods; instructional/ educational materials; education leadership and supervision; and evaluation, student assessment and quality assurance. Under Component 2, a total of 1 international consultant (1 person-month) and 3 domestic consultants (16 person-months) will be required for study support programs. Under Component 3, a total of 1 international consultant (4 person-months) and 1 domestic consultant (10 person-months) will be required for education management information system development. For Project implementation component, the services of NPIU advisors (12 person-months international and 24 person-months domestic), 1 international Midterm review specialist (1 person-month), and one domestic monitoring and evaluation specialist ( 6 person-months) will be required. All international and domestic consultants financed by ADB will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consutlants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB concerning the engagement of domestic consultants.
Procurement Civil works will consist of construction and replacement of schools and semi-boarding facilities, and spread over upper secondary schools in 20 disadvantaged provinces. All civil works contracts for the Project public institutions will be awarded on the basis of local competitive bidding following Government procedures acceptable to ADB. International competitive bidding procedures will be applied for supply contracts for goods estimated to cost $500,000 or more and international shopping for supply contracts estimated to cost $500,000 or less. Supply contracts costing less than $100,000 may be procured through direct procurement. Textbooks and other books will be purchased directly from the Education Publishing House for distribution to schools and teachers. Procurement of goods and services financed by ADB will follow ADB's Guidelines for Procurement.
Responsible ADB Officer Eiko Izawa
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education and TrainingMr. Tran Nhu Tinhtrannhu_tinh@yahoo.comNo. 32 Hai Ba Trung, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Timetable
Concept Clearance 08 Mar 1999
Fact Finding 09 Mar 1999 to 22 Mar 1999
MRM 17 Jul 2002
Approval 17 Dec 2002
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 01 Dec 2006
Last PDS Update 25 May 2011

Loan 1979-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2002 01 Dec 2003 22 Mar 2004 31 Dec 2009 30 Jun 2011 06 Dec 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 80.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 55.00 17 Dec 2002 61.72 0.00 100%
Counterpart 25.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 17 Dec 2002 61.72 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Upper Secondary Education Development Project Project/Program Completion Reports Oct 2013
Upper Secondary Education Development Project Procurement Plans Mar 2010
Upper Secondary Education Development Project Project Procurement-Related Reviews Jan 2009
Upper Secondary Education Development Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2002

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Gender and Ethnic Minorities Action Plan Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Nov 2003

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation
Title Document Type Document Date
Viet Nam: Upper Secondary Education Development Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Nov 2014

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