Nepal: Support for the Implementation of School Sector Reform Program

Sovereign Project | 35174-102

Summary

The expected overall impact of the S-CDTA is to achieve the broader SSRP goal of enhanced educational attainment and livelihood for all children, particularly girls and disadvantaged groups. The expected outcome of the S-CDTA is acceleration of progress towards SSRP performance targets. The Design and Monitoring Framework is in Appendix 3.

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Project Name Support for the Implementation of School Sector Reform Program
Project Number 35174-102
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7760-NEP: Support for the Implementation of School Sector Reform Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
TA 7760-NEP: Support for the Implementation of School Sector Reform Program (Supplementary)
Denmark - DANIDA (w/ LoA) US$ 190,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The expected overall impact of the S-CDTA is to achieve the broader SSRP goal of enhanced educational attainment and livelihood for all children, particularly girls and disadvantaged groups. The expected outcome of the S-CDTA is acceleration of progress towards SSRP performance targets. The Design and Monitoring Framework is in Appendix 3.

The output of the TA will be: (i) coordinate, in consultation with the pooling and non-pooling DPs, organization of reviews and preparatory meetings (including field visits for missions) as mentioned in the JFA and communicate with the GON on proposed arrangements agreed by the DPs; (ii) prepare, in consultation with the pooling partners, the statement of indicative commitments on an annual basis as per the JFA requirement; (iii) provide technical feedbacks on some critical areas in the SSRP implementation such as financial management and reporting, audit and fiduciary issues, learning assessment, teacher management and competency etc.; (iv) monitor and ensure delivery of reports and other information as defined in the JFA and ensure timely distribution of the information to all DPs including translation of the government documents in Nepali; (v) serve as the main entry point for communication and information sharing between GON and DPs and among DPs on all matters related to the SSRP including JFA; (vi) link closely with Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES), Department of Education (DOE), Ministry of Local Development (MLD), Ministry of Finance (MOF), civil society and other relevant government and non-government agencies on current issues and state of affairs in the education sector; (vii) represent DPs in the media as required, and (viii) resolve any urgent issues that may come up.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The S-CDTA is requested by the Government of Nepal (GON) on 3 December 2010. The S-CDTA requested is designed to accelerate and sustain progress towards the goals of the School Sector Reform Program (SSRP) supported by Asian Development Bank (ADB) through the Education Sector Program III (ESP III) subprogram.

The GON is highly committed to improve access to quality education and reduce disparities among gender, caste, and ethnicity. The national plan of action for education for all (EFA), 2001-2015, aims to achieve these goals by 2015. Progress in the first phase (2001-2009) has been substantial. To build on the achievements and address some of the constraints, the GON has launched the School Sector Reform (SSR) Plan, 2009-2015. This long-term plan provides a framework for Annual Strategic Implementation Plans (ASIP) and Annual Work Plan and Budget (AWBP). Within the SSRP framework, the ASIP/AWPB articulates strategies into an annual operational plan.

Impact Enhanced education attainment and livelihood, particularly for girls and disadvantaged groups.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Acceleration of progress towards SSRP performance targets.
Progress Toward Outcome Ongoing
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Statement of indicative commitments on an annual basis as per the JFA requirement

Joint donors meetings in coordination with the Government, pooling and non-pooling DPs, in accordance with joint financing agreement (JFA).

Assessment of SSRP implementation such as financial management and reporting, audit and fiduciary issues, learning assessment, teacher management and competency etc.

Sharing the reports and other information with all DPs

Communication and information sharing between GON and DPs and among DPs on all matters related to the SSRP including JFA

Close linkages with MOES, Department of Education (DOE), Ministry of Local Development (MLD), Ministry of Finance (MOF), National Planning Commission, (NPC) civil society and other relevant government and non-government agencies on current issues and state of affairs in the education sector

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) ongoing
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Ongoing.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The SSTA will engage the services of 2 person-months of international consultants and 20 person-months of national consultants. The services of all consultants will be engaged individually in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007 as amended time to time). The Small Scale Capacity Development Technical Assistance (S-CDTA) will be implemented over 20 months from approval of the S-CDTA till July 2012. The S-CDTA team will deliver the outcomes and output of the S-CDTA as indicated in the paper and in the TORs of the Focal and Co-Focal Points. The services of most international and national consultants will be required in the areas identified during the course of implementation of the TA as required by ADB, Development Partners (DPs) and the Government of Nepal (GON). The TA team will help ADB and the GON in any other assignments in addition to described TORs below for each consultant, as may be reasonably expected within the scope of the work.
Procurement All TA-financed goods will be procured in line with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. Disbursement under the TA will be made in accordance with the ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Smita Gyawali
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education & SportsKeshar Mahal
Kathmandu
Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance 16 Dec 2010
Fact Finding 28 Feb 2010 to 13 Mar 2010
MRM -
Approval 21 Sep 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2013

TA 7760-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2010 - 16 Dec 2010 31 Jul 2012 31 Jul 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 190,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 415,000.00 16 Dec 2010 380,372.24

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