Lao People's Democratic Republic: Second Education Quality Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 31345-013 Status: Closed

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Project Name Second Education Quality Improvement Project
Project Number 31345-013
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1844-LAO: Second Education Quality Improvement Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 20.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Education sector development - Pre-primary and primary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The overall project objectives are (i) to improve the relevance, quality, and efficiency of primary and secondary education through developing a teacher training support system, enhancing the professional status and career development of teachers; (ii) to expand access to and improve retention in primary school especially of girls and ethnic children in the poor and underserved areas of the country; (iii) to strengthen the institutional capacity of central, provincial and district, and village level administration to plan and manage the decentralized education system.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

To be determined.

Country Strategy and Regional Strategy

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Expand education in 6 provinces , and quality improvement nation wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services About 205 person-months of international consulting (47 person-months financed by ADB and 158 person-months by Sida), and 1,671 person-months of domestic consulting (1,512 person-months financed by ADB and 159 person-months by Sida) will be engaged to support capacity building at the MOE technical departments, PESs, and DEBs involved in Project activities. Local contract staff will be engaged for a total of 1,014 person-months to support project implementation (678 person-months financed by ADB and 336 person-months by Sida). All consultants and local contract staff financed under the ADB loan will be selected and engaged by the Government through a firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants. Sida-financed consultants will be engaged by Sida according to Sida procedures.
Procurement All ADB-financed procurement for the Project will be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Each contract for supply of goods, equipment, and materials estimated to cost $500,000 or more will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding procedures, while contract packages of less than $500,000 equivalent will follow international shopping procedures. Contracts less than $100,000 may be procured on a direct purchase basis. Civil works contracts that are small and situated in remote areas are not likely to attract the interest of international contractors. Therefore, civil work contracts less than $1.0 million will be awarded on the basis of local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB. However, if any package is estimated to cost $1.0 million or more, international competitive bidding procedures will be followed. For minor civil works to improve school buildings and facilities to be carried out by local communities costing less than $10,000 equivalent per school, appropriate procedures satisfactory to ADB for community participation in procurement will be implemented.
Responsible ADB Officer Khamtanh Chanthy
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Lao Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education_and Sports
Mr. Sengsomphone Viravouth
856 21 217795
Ministry of Education_and Sports
Mrs. Varadune Ammarathithada
Teacher Training Department, Ministry of Education. Lao PDR
Concept Clearance 08 Mar 1999
Fact Finding 26 Mar 2001 to 11 Apr 2001
MRM 23 May 2001
Approval 28 Sep 2001
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 27 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 21 Jul 2009

Loan 1844-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2001 05 Dec 2001 05 Mar 2002 30 Jun 2008 30 Jun 2010 29 Dec 2010
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 20.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.00 28 Sep 2001 22.92 0.00 98%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Sep 2001 23.49 0.00 100%
Title Document Type Document Date
Second Education Quality Improvement Project Project/Program Completion Reports Oct 2011
Second Education Quality Improvement Project Project Procurement-Related Reviews Nov 2007
Second Education Quality Improvement Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2001

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Second Education Quality Improvement Project: Summary Gender and Ethnic Minority Strategy Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Sep 2004

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation
Title Document Type Document Date
Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Second Education Quality Improvement Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2013

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