Cambodia: Second Education Sector Development

Sovereign Project | 34388-013

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206,340

students benefiting from new or improved educational facilities

 

243

teachers trained with quality or competency standards


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Project Name Second Education Sector Development
Project Number 34388-013
Country Cambodia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2121-CAM: Second Education Sector Development Program
Asian Development Fund US$ 20.00 million
Loan 2122-CAM: Second Education Sector Development
Asian Development Fund US$ 25.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Education - Education sector development - Secondary - Technical and vocational education and training
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The objectives of the Project are to supplement the policy initiatives under the Program and to enhance equitable access, improve the quality of lower and upper secondary education, and provide demand-driven, community-based skills training opportunities mainly for the out-of-school youth, in underserved areas through lower and upper secondary education opportunities, and community-based skills training in poor communes.

It will support key policy development in these areas; complete the infrastructure requirements of lower secondary education, and consolidate the gains of recent years; establish an initial network of high quality upper secondary model schools, provide schools in districts where there are none, and rehabilitate existing upper secondary schools where needed; enhance capacity of national and provincial training boards to facilitate skills training in the poorest communes; introduce a sustainable skills training voucher system; and strengthen standards monitoring at upper secondary and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and skills training levels.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Despite notable improvements in Cambodia's education sector in the last decade, poverty-related constraints such as the lack of facilities in the poorest, more remote and underserved districts and communes, and inadequate resources to expand poverty-targeted incentives programs, remain. The proposed Project will enhance equitable access to education services and improve the quality of lower and upper secondary education, and provide demand-driven, community-based skills training opportunities in underserved areas. It will support a reform in education targeted at establishing a market-responsive education and training system that will enable an increased level of educational attainment in the workforce and subsequent increase in household income.

ADB has been a lead donor in supporting a sectorwide approach for education in Cambodia, leading to the formulation of an education strategic plan (ESP) and education sector support program (ESSP) in 2001. The Government and donors approved the reform program at a roundtable meeting in June 2001. Subsequent joint ESSP reviews in 2002 and 2003 have reaffirmed the policy and strategic directions of reform and have resulted in additional donor support. Partners have endorsed a common policy action matrix and sector performance benchmarks, indicators, and targets to guide the joint monitoring process and provide a focus for and modalities of donors assistance. ADB has led policy-based support through an ESDP sector development loan approved in late 2001. This ESDP I loan has provided the initial impetus for performance-based monitoring, and has assisted MoEYS and donors in negotiating agreed increases in government spendings on education.

Impact

Increased level of educational attainment among new entrants to the workforce, and increased average

household income of skills training beneficiaries.

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome To increase access to basic and post-basic educational services and improve education quality and skill training standards.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Output 1: Improved allocation to the education sector

Output 2: Increased access to pro-poor financing and facilities

Output 3: Improved quality and internal efficiency

Output 4: Enhanced management and decentralization of education services

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nationwide.
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

A total of 65 person-months of international and 150 person-months of domestic consulting services will be required from a firm engaged by the executing agency using quality- and cost-based selection method.

International and domestic consultants in the areas of secondary education planning, technical and vocational education and training/skills training system development, and facilities program management and operations, will be required.

Procurement All ADB-financed procurement for the Project will be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Each contract for the supply of goods, equipment, furniture, and instructional materials estimated to cost more than $500,000 equivalent will be awarded on the basis of ICB procedures. Contract packages of $500,000 equivalent or less, but more than $100,000, will follow IS procedures. Minor items having a value less than $100,000 equivalent may be procured on a direct purchase basis. Small civil works contracts of $25,000 per school, may be awarded on the basis of LCB procedures acceptable to ADB.
Responsible ADB Officer Karin Schelzig
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Cambodia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education, Youth and SportsH.E. Chea Ouengapkheang@hotmail.com80, Norodom Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Fax: 855 23 216 370/855 23 216 314
Ministry of Labor and Vocational TrainingH.E. Pich Sophoansophoanpich@camnet.com.khNo. 3, Russian Confederation Blvd, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Fax: 855 23 884 276
Timetable
Concept Clearance 02 Mar 2001
Fact Finding 07 Jul 2004 to 15 Jul 2004
MRM 18 Aug 2004
Approval 09 Dec 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 30 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 23 Oct 2009

Loan 2121-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2004 03 Feb 2005 31 Aug 2005 30 Jun 2008 - 30 Jun 2008
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 20.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 20.00 09 Dec 2004 20.35 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Dec 2004 20.35 0.00 100%

Loan 2122-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2004 03 Feb 2005 31 Aug 2005 30 Jun 2010 - 19 Jan 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 33.58 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 25.00 09 Dec 2004 24.70 0.00 100%
Counterpart 8.58 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Dec 2004 24.70 0.00 100%
Title Document Type Document Date
Second Education Sector Development Program Project/Program Completion Reports Jun 2012
Second Education Sector Development Project (ESDP II) Project Procurement-Related Reviews Jul 2010
Second Education Sector Development Program Progress Reports on Tranche Releases Nov 2007
Second Education Sector Development Program Progress Reports on Tranche Releases Nov 2006
Second Education Sector Development Program Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2004

Safeguard Documents

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Evaluation Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Cambodia: Second Education Sector Development Program Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2014

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  • 30 Nov 2011 | Project Result / Case Study

    Education and Skills Training in Cambodia

    Battambang, Cambodia - Born to a very poor family in northern Cambodia, Long Borin left home in 2003 at the age of 14. She traveled across the border into Thailand to work in construction. Moving from one job site to another with other migrant workers, she earned a miniscule wage - the equivalent of about $3 per day - with no hope of improving her situation.
  • 10 Mar 2008 | Project Result / Case Study

    Building the Future of Cambodia's Children

    New school buildings are allowing the children of Cambodia to dream of a better life. Kampong Chhnang - On a warm, clear day in a remote commune some 65 kilometers north of Phnom Penh, 14-year-old Lach Chat takes his place among 77 other students in one of five classrooms housed inside a brand new school building. He is in lower secondary school, and like his classmates, hopes to one day lead a prosperous life. "I want to have a good future," he said, when asked what motivates him to go to school.