Nepal: Education Sector Development Program I

Sovereign Project | 35174-012

Summary

The TA will assist the Government to prepare a first phase of an Education Sector Development Program (ESDP I) that will help develop a holistic approach to school education to improve its efficiency and performance. It will build upon sub-sector level programs such as EFA and SESP, without changing any of the sub-sector program structures including JFA. Furthermore, the TA will assess the feasibility of ESDP I along the lines of a program loan modality. Finally, the TA will provide a mechanism for all interested development partners to join the policy and program development process from the earliest stage.

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Project Name Education Sector Development Program I
Project Number 35174-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4754-NEP: Education Sector Development Program I
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 450,000.00
Poverty Reduction Fund US$ 150,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Education - Education sector development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The TA will assist the Government to prepare a first phase of an Education Sector Development Program (ESDP I) that will help develop a holistic approach to school education to improve its efficiency and performance. It will build upon sub-sector level programs such as EFA and SESP, without changing any of the sub-sector program structures including JFA. Furthermore, the TA will assess the feasibility of ESDP I along the lines of a program loan modality. Finally, the TA will provide a mechanism for all interested development partners to join the policy and program development process from the earliest stage.

The outcomes of the TA will be: (i) a comprehensive sector analysis, based on an analysis of policy and institutional gaps and constraints that hinder sector development; (ii) a mechanism for continuous policy dialogue with all stakeholders, including development partners, and enhanced Government leadership for policy development; (iii) a strategic framework for implementing time bound policy actions during the period of ESDP I; and based on the above, (iv) a proposed design for ESDP I that defines its objectives, rationale, program framework and components, implementation arrangements, costs, and monitoring systems. The outputs of the TA will help ADB, the Government, and other interested development partners determining and agreeing on the program design for ESDP I. It will help ADB and the Government in examining and agreeing on the most appropriate lending modality.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact
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 C
Indigenous Peoples B
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 team of four international and six domestic consultants will be recruited to provide specialist services totaling 51 person months (16 international, 35 domestic). ADB will engage international consultants on an individual basis and domestic consultants through a local firm using the simplified technical procedure and the quality and cost-based selection method in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants.
Procurement To be determined.
Responsible ADB Officer Ayako Inagaki
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education & SportsKeshar Mahal
Kathmandu
Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2005
Fact Finding 31 Jan 2005 to 10 Feb 2005
MRM -
Approval 21 Dec 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 24 Jan 2006
Last PDS Update 04 May 2010

TA 4754-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Dec 2005 23 Jan 2006 23 Jan 2006 30 Oct 2006 31 Jul 2007 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
450,000.00 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 21 Dec 2005 496,021.82

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