Samoa: Education Sector Project II

Sovereign Project | 34285-013 Status: Closed

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Project Name Education Sector Project II
Project Number 34285-013
Country Samoa
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0031-SAM: Education Sector Project II (AusAID Grant)
Government of Australia US$ 8.60 million
Grant 0032-SAM: Education Sector Project II (NZAID Co-financing)
Government of New Zealand US$ 8.60 million
Loan 2220-SAM: Education Sector Project II
Asian Development Fund US$ 8.06 million
TA 4738-SAM: Technical Assistance for the National Teacher Development Framework (formerly Establishing Capacity for Teacher Development; prior to this, Capacity Building for Youth Development)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 350,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education - Education sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome 7 carriculum statements renewed. Up to 2,700 teachers learned a new teaching methods with various training. ICT-based education introduced.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Education Sector II supports the establishment of a more equitable and effective education system through a better school curriculum, learning materials, and teaching practices, ensuring teachers are well-trained as well as providing better educational facilities, furniture, and equipment.

Under the project, in 2011, the new Samoa Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture Headquarters Building was opened. The state-of-the-art building houses ministry staff who had previously worked in disparate locations, making it easier to coordinate, establish and standardize education policy. Its information and communication technology (ICT) distance learning studio, by 2013, will be connected to all secondary schools, helping to bridge the gap in education provision for children from disadvantaged rural or remote areas by providing teaching and educational materials they otherwise would not have.

The project has also created a new curriculum to replace the 1970s-era curriculum. It is too early to assess the impact on students, but teacher training in more than 50 secondary schools and 200 primary schools has begun and early evidence suggests that the new material is being applied, according to project officers. Between 2004 and 2009, the project has, for example, enabled over 10,600 students to benefit from school improvements; and provided in-service training for over 2,700 teachers.

Education Sector II is also completely renovating 11 schools (of which 6 are done) that will serve as models through more assertive use of the new curriculum, and to work out difficulties before scaling up the program.

Geographical Location Samoa

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 ADB will finance123 person-months of domestic and 44 person-months of international consulting services; AusAID/NZAID will provide 292 person-months of domestic, and 40 person-months of international consulting services (number or person-months of consuling services by ADB/AusAID/NZAID will be confirmed during the appraisal and the fees for the consultants will be revised to make them consistent). This will include experts in the fields of preventive maintenance, policy research and evaluation. curriculum and learning materials design, and learning assessment. Consultants mobilized.
Procurement All procurement to be financed from ADB loan proceeds will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. The Project management team will be responsible for all procurement reflecting ADB's anticorruption policy.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Chimi Thonden
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance
V-TAGILIMA@TREASURY.GOV.WS
Ministry of Finance
Government of Samoa
Private Bag, Apia, Samoa

Timetable

Concept Clearance 08 Mar 2003
Fact Finding 30 May 2005 to 06 Jun 2005
MRM 14 Jul 2005
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2013

Grant 0031-SAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2005 29 May 2006 14 Aug 2006 30 Jun 2013 31 Dec 2014 22 Sep 2015
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 8.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 16 Dec 2005 0.00 7.35 85%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 8.60 16 Dec 2005 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

Grant 0032-SAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2005 29 May 2006 14 Aug 2006 30 Jun 2013 31 Dec 2014 22 Sep 2015
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 8.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 16 Dec 2005 0.00 7.31 85%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 8.60 16 Dec 2005 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

Loan 2220-SAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2005 05 Jun 2006 14 Aug 2006 30 Jun 2013 31 Dec 2014 22 Sep 2015
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 12.80 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 8.06 16 Dec 2005 7.85 0.00 100%
Counterpart 4.74 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Dec 2005 7.85 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

TA 4738-SAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2005 08 Jun 2006 08 Jun 2006 30 Apr 2007 15 Mar 2008 -
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 2005 306,600.00
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Education Sector Project II: Project Completion Report Project/Program Completion Reports Jun 2016
Education Sector Project II Procurement Plans Jun 2013
Education Sector Project II Project/Program Administration Manual Apr 2008
Technical Assistance for the National Teacher Development Framework (Financed by the Asian Development Bank for the Government of Samoa Ministry of Education Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Jan 2008
Loan Agreement for Education Sector Project II between the Independent State of Samoa and ADB dated 05 June 2006 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Jun 2006
Education Sector Project II Design and Monitoring Frameworks Nov 2005
Education Sector Project II Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Nov 2005
Education Sector Project II Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2005

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.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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