Sri Lanka: Secondary Education Modernization II

Sovereign Project | 35192-013

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Project Results

 

2,715,963

students benefiting from new or improved educational facilities

 

143,473

students educated and trained under improved quality assurance systems

 

26,000

teachers trained with quality or competency standards


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Project Name Secondary Education Modernization II
Project Number 35192-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2096-SRI: Secondary Education Modernization II
Asian Development Fund US$ 35.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Education - Education sector development - Secondary
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The broad sector goal of the Project is to help establish a secondary education system that is more responsive to labor market requirements, and contributes to sustainable peace through reconciliation and building of social cohesion. The specific objective is to increase equity of access to quality secondary education, and to improve efficiency of the system. The Project will upgrade approximately 1000 target schools and will provide system wide support to all 2300 secondary schools.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project will support the government's strategy to improve the quality and access to secondary education to meet the new labor market requirements through improvement of schools and teaching equipment and applied academic curriculum and skills.

In line with the Government's efforts to reconstruct the education system in the conflict-affected areas in the north-east region, the Project pays special attention to reconstructing these areas in coordination with the North-East Community Restoration and Development Project, which has a component for school rehabilitation in the conflict-affected areas.

Impact A secondary education system that is equitable and responsive to labor market requirements
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased equity of access to quality secondary education and improved efficiency of the secondary education system.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Quality and equity of secondary school education improved.

Capacity of provincial and zonal offices strengthened.

Government education policies and reforms implemented.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nationwide
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 The Project will provide 270 person-months of consulting services (108 international and 162 domestic) in the areas of: (i) training Master trainers/facilitators for the school-based training, (ii) courseware procurement and evaluation; (iii) curriculum development and assessment; (iv) library development in schools and training; (v) capacity development of Provincial Education Offices; (vi) Central Ministry-Provincial Ministry of Education communications strategies and EMIS; and (vii) social development, gender equity, inter-ethnic understanding. The Government will select and engage all ADB-financed consultants through a firm using quality and cost based selection and in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants.
Procurement All ADB-financed goods and services will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. The Central PMO will be responsible for all procurement. Supply contracts for goods estimated at $500,000 equivalent or more will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding (ICB). Supply contracts for goods less than $500,000 but more than $100,000 will follow international shopping procedures (IS). Minor items costing less than $100,000 equivalent may be procured by direct purchase (DP). All civil works contracts under the Project will be awarded under local competitive bidding (LCB) among pre-qualified contractors in accordance with the Government's standard procurement procedures acceptable to ADB.
Responsible ADB Officer Sofia Shakil
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of EducationMr. Anura Dissanayakepd-semp@moe.gov.lkG/F Isurupaya, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2004
Fact Finding 06 May 2004 to 22 May 2004
MRM 23 Jun 2004
Approval 25 Oct 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 31 Jan 2007
Last PDS Update 22 Nov 2010

Loan 2096-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Oct 2004 07 Dec 2004 19 May 2005 30 Jun 2010 31 Dec 2010 14 Dec 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 47.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 35.00 25 Oct 2004 35.65 0.00 100%
Counterpart 12.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 25 Oct 2004 35.65 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Partly satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - - -
Title Document Type Document Date
Secondary Education Modernization Project II Project/Program Completion Reports Jul 2012
Secondary Education Modernization Project II Project Procurement-Related Reviews Jul 2010
Secondary Education Modernization Project II Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2004

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards
Title Document Type Document Date
Secondary Education Modernization II: Ethnic Minority Development Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Nov 2004
Secondary Education Modernization Project II: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Plans Oct 2004

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation
Title Document Type Document Date
Sri Lanka: Secondary Education Modernization Project II Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2014

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