Nepal: Teacher Education

Sovereign Project | 32236-013 Status: Closed

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Project Name Teacher Education
Project Number 32236-013
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 1840-NEP: Teacher Education
Asian Development Fund US$ 19.60 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Project's objective is to assist the Government in improving the quality and efficiency of and access to basic education through better qualified teachers. The specific objectives are to improve the quality and coverage of teacher training by enhancing institutional capacity for teacher training system that encompasses preservice, in-service, and recurrent training of primary school teachers; and to improve access for girls and other disadvantaged groups. The objective will be achieved by (i) building capacity for policy making, planning, and managing teacher training programs; (ii) enhancing the professional skills of teachers by training trainers and teachers, and developing the curriculum and materials; and (iii) encouraging increased recruitment of female teachers and those from other disadvantaged groups by sensitizing teachers and providing fellowships for pre-service training for women and candidates from other disadvantaged groups.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Poor quality of classroom teaching is one of the key reasons for the overall low efficiency of basic education, which is manifested through low student learning achievements, and high dropout and grade repetition rates.Improving the quality of classroom teaching is key to improving the quality of education. At present, entry-level qualifications for primary teachers are low , and the majority of teachers have little or no training. Teacher absenteeism is high, and motivation is low. Poor teaching stems from lack of emphasis on training of teachers, an unsuitable teacher training curriculum and teaching methods, and weak management capacity. Adequate institutional capacity is required for the conduct and management of training, curriculum development, and design and development of teaching and learning materials. Enhanced institutional capacity will lead to improvements in teaching skills and competencies of primoary school teachers. The ultimate result is improved quality of primary school education.

The project is in line with ADB's overall/regional as well as country strategy of poverty reduction. Human development is a key input for poverty reduction. The project constitutes major contribution to meet the 7th goal of the Education For All (EFA) and takes well care of the 10th plan intent to provide training to all teachers, enforce system of teaching license, developing standards of quality education, and upgrading pre-qualification of primary teachers to the level of grade 12

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nationwide.
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 A total input of 58 person-months of international and 309 person-months of domestic expertise will be provided for in-country training and capacity building.
Procurement All procurement financed by the loan will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement reflecting ADB's anticorruption policy and mandatory use of ADB's standard bidding documents.
Responsible ADB Officer Smita Gyawali
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education & Sports
B. Poudel
Ministry of Education and Sports, Keshar Mahal
Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2000
Fact Finding 12 Feb 2001 to 02 Mar 2001
MRM 02 May 2001
Approval 24 Sep 2001
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 29 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 30 Jul 2009

Loan 1840-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Sep 2001 28 Jan 2002 09 May 2002 30 Jun 2008 15 Jul 2009 09 Dec 2009
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 26.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 19.60 24 Sep 2001 15.12 0.00 97%
Counterpart 6.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Sep 2001 15.54 0.00 100%
Title Document Type Document Date
Teacher Education Project Project/Program Completion Reports Sep 2011
Teacher Education Project: Social Assessment Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Sep 2004
Teacher Education Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2001

Safeguard Documents

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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.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation
Title Document Type Document Date
Nepal: Teacher Education Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2012

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