Samoa: Education Sector Project II

Sovereign Project | 34285-012

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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
Sector / Subsector Education - Pre-primary and primary
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The purpose of the proposed technical assistance is to assist the Government to prepare and deliver a strategy to improve the learning outcomes of primary and secondary students by addressing the access, quality, efficiency, capacity and policy issues in the education sector. The TA will focus on systematic, sustainable, and equitable approaches to relevant and efficient learning systems for all primary and secondary school children to achieve the Government's education goals. The TA outputs will include: (i) an updated education sector policy strategy; and (ii) a cost-effective feasibility study of investments suitable for ADB financing.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
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Description of Outcome
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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
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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.

Specialization:

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 ADB Officer Kowsar P. Chowdhury
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Pacific Operations Division
Executing Agencies
Ministry of FinanceMs. Hinauri Petana, -hinauri@samoa.wsMinistry of Finance Government of Samoa Private Bag, Apia, Samoa
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2002
Fact Finding 04 Jun 2003 to 17 Jun 2003
MRM -
Approval 16 Dec 2003
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 01 Dec 2006

TA 4256-SAM

Milestones
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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