Samoa: Education Sector Project II

Sovereign Project | 34285-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Education Sector Project II
Project Number 34285-012
Country Samoa
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4256-SAM: Education Sector Project II
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Education - Pre-primary and primary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/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 Urban, rural and remote areas of Samoa.

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

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

The project preparatory technical assistance activities will be carried out in two parts: (1) education sector review; and 2) project preparatory activities, which will result in an education sector policy report and a feasibility study for possible ADB financing of Education Sector Project (ESP) II. These activities will be carried out by three teams coordinated by a human resources development leader: (i) education financing, policy, planning and human resources development team; (ii) pedagogical renewal team; and (iii) poverty reduction needs assessment team. About 11.5 person-months of international, and 8 person-months of domestic consulting services will be required to implement the TA. The team leader will organize and coordinate the teams and associated tasks, and will be responsible for the sector review report and feasibility study for the ESP II drawing inputs from the teams.


1) International education economist/financing, policy and planning specialist;

2) Human resources development specialist;

3) International teacher development specialist;

4) International curriculum specialist; and

5) International participatory project planning specialist.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Kowsar Chowdhury
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Operations Division
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
Ms. Hinauri Petana, -
Ministry of Finance Government of Samoa Private Bag, Apia, Samoa


Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2002
Fact Finding 04 Jun 2003 to 17 Jun 2003
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Dec 2006

TA 4256-SAM

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2003 16 Feb 2004 16 Feb 2004 30 Jun 2004 31 Oct 2005 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
350,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 450,000.00 16 Dec 2003 341,351.16
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Education Sector Project II - Samoa Technical Assistance Reports Jan 2004

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