Nepal: Education Sector Program - Subprogram 3

Sovereign Project | 35174-023

Summary

ADB launched the Education Sector Program (ESP) cluster in 2006 to support the preparation and implementation of school sector reform (SSR). The ESP adopted a program cluster approach to phase ADB assistance. Three subprograms were envisioned in accordance with the time frame and progress of the SSR from 2007 onward. The ESP subprogram I, approved on 1 December 2006, supports the Nepal EFA program (2004-2009) for basic and primary education (grades 1-5) with a program loan for $30 million from FY2007 to FY2009. A capacity development grant of $2 million complements the ESP subprogram I to develop government stakeholders' capacity in policy analysis, formulation, and coordination. It also supports the preparation of an SSR core document.

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Project Name Education Sector Program - Subprogram 3
Project Number 35174-023
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0160-NEP: Education Sector Program - Subprogram 3
Asian Development Fund US$ 70.00 million
Loan 2551-NEP: Education Sector Program - Subprogram 3
Asian Development Fund US$ 25.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Education - Education sector development - Non-formal education - Pre-primary and primary - Pre-primary and primary - social protection initiatives - Secondary - Secondary - social protection initiatives - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

ADB launched the Education Sector Program (ESP) cluster in 2006 to support the preparation and implementation of school sector reform (SSR). The ESP adopted a program cluster approach to phase ADB assistance. Three subprograms were envisioned in accordance with the time frame and progress of the SSR from 2007 onward. The ESP subprogram I, approved on 1 December 2006, supports the Nepal EFA program (2004-2009) for basic and primary education (grades 1-5) with a program loan for $30 million from FY2007 to FY2009. A capacity development grant of $2 million complements the ESP subprogram I to develop government stakeholders' capacity in policy analysis, formulation, and coordination. It also supports the preparation of an SSR core document. The ESP subprogram II, approved on 24 January 2008, supports the preparation and transition to SSR from FY2008 to FY2011, in particular a model-building exercise of the basic education extension to grades 1-8 in a few districts, as well as broad capacity development for system readiness.

The ESP subprogram III is proposed to support the Government in the implementation of the SSR program from 2009 onward. Subprogram III will cover the period from FY2010 to FY2012, during which the Government will focus on the implementation of basic education restructuring, while model building activities will be initiated for secondary education and technical education and vocational training (TEVT).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Enhanced education attainment and livelihood, particularly for girls and disadvantaged groups
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased access to and improved quality of school education, particularly basic education (grades 1-8), especially for girls and children from marginalized groups
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Component 1: Basic Education

Equitable access to quality basic education for all children in 5-12 age group

Component 2: Secondary Education

Access, equity, quality, and relevance of secondary education improved

Component 4: Literacy and Lifelong Learning

Functional literacy and basic competencies among youth and adults enhanced

Component 5: Technical Education and Vocational Training

Secondary level students equipped with TEVT soft (prevocational) skills

Component 6: Teacher Professional Development

Teachers' qualifications and professional competencies enhanced to better facilitate students' learning processes

Component 7: Capacity Development, Management, and Monitoring and Evaluation

Delivery and monitoring of educational services, and evaluation of outcomes improved

Component 3: Early Childhood Education and Development (ECED)

Access expanded to quality ECED services for children of 4 years of age to prepare them for basic education

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 Not applicable
Procurement Not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Kowsar P. Chowdhury
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of EducationSano Thimi
Kathmandu, Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance 26 Mar 2009
Fact Finding 20 Mar 2009 to 05 Apr 2009
MRM 08 Jun 2009
Approval 22 Sep 2009
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 20 Nov 2009
Last PDS Update 04 May 2010

Grant 0160-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Sep 2009 27 Nov 2009 17 Dec 2009 31 Dec 2012 - 26 Oct 2011
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 70.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 70.00 22 Sep 2009 70.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Sep 2009 70.00 0.00 100%

Loan 2551-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
22 Sep 2009 27 Nov 2009 17 Dec 2009 31 Dec 2012 - 26 Oct 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 25.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 25.00 22 Sep 2009 25.35 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 22 Sep 2009 25.35 0.00 100%
Title Document Type Document Date
Education Sector Program (Subprogram III) Progress Reports on Tranche Releases Sep 2011
Financing Agreement for Education Sector Program Cluster - Subprogram III between Nepal and Asian Development Bank dated 27 November 2009 Financing Agreement Nov 2009
Education Sector Program - Subprogram 3 Reports and Recommendations of the President Aug 2009
Education Sector Program Cluster (Subprogram III) Design and Monitoring Frameworks Jul 2009

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