Uzbekistan: Basic Education for Children with Special Needs (formerly Improving Access and Quality of Basic Education to Disadvantaged Children)

Sovereign Project | 38657-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Basic Education for Children with Special Needs (formerly Improving Access and Quality of Basic Education to Disadvantaged Children)
Project Number 38657-012
Country Uzbekistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9091-UZB: Basic Education for Children with Special Needs (formerly Improving Access and Quality of Basic Education to Disadvantaged Children)
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Education - Pre-primary and primary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome (i) Research and survey results demonstrated that significant improvement in learning, social confidence and social integration of children with special needs with ordinary children were achieved; (ii) Training modules for teachers on new methodologies of SNE, learning materials for children with special needs were developed by international consultants together with local NGOs and were used in teacher training courses and learning process. Taking into account the recommendations of the Ministry of Public Education, teacher training modules and learning materials were further improved for use in both boarding and basic education schools; (iii) The Project provided a good opportunity for children with special needs of boarding schools to participate in the learning program in basic education schools. Parents of both SNE and ordinary children as well as teachers worked closely towards creating optimal conditions for children with special needs. These efforts resulted in high level of commitments by parents of children with special needs (81%) and teachers in basic education schools (70%) and they supported the idea of creating more inclusive learning environment for children with special needs in mainstream basic education schools. The Government recognizes the need to create an all-inclusive SNE school system with the aim of integrating all SNE children, where medically and physically feasible, into basic education school system. Based on the project achievements, the Ministry of Public Education will develop strategy for development of inclusive education in basic education schools.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Various seminars and discussions held amongst parents of children with special needs as well as children of basic schools, teachers of boarding and basis education schools resulted in overall understanding of the project objectives and particularly inclusive education.Minor school rehabilitation works were carried out in all 18 project sites in order to facilitate the needs of disabled children. Moreover, all project schools were provided with basic school furniture, learning instruments for different subjects, hearing devices for children with hearing disabilities. International consultants together with NGOs developed teacher training modules and learning materials with new methodologies on inclusive education. The Project was managed by the Grant Implementation Unit staff comprising of grant manager, procurement, construction, accounting consultants. For the purposes of achieving project objectives, monitoring and evaluation, impact assessment and publicity, the Project hired 3 local NGOs.
Geographical Location Uzbekistan

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

Consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements for the engagement of domestic consultants acceptable to ADB.

Consulting services are required in the following areas:

(i) Social preparation and school rehabilitation (4 pm domestic - community development specialist and 2 pm domestic engineer)

(ii) Curriculum development and teacher training (1.5 pm international - education specialist on materials development, methodologies, and strategies for integrated and/or inclusive approaches to SNE; 1.5 pm - education specialist on training, methodologies, and strategies for integrated and/or inclusive approaches to SNE)

(iii) Monitoring and Evaluation (3 pm domestic - monitoring and evaluation specialist; 2 pm NGO or firm - external monitoring and impact evaluation specialist; 1 pm domestic - auditor; and 3 pm international - team leader/institutional policy development specialist)

(iv) Capacity Building and Public Awareness at the Local Level (12 pm domestic - capacity building and public awareness specialist)

(v) Project Implementation Unit (36 pm domestic -project director; 30 om domestic - GIU financial specialist; and 18 pm domestic - school rehabilitation engineer)

Procurement To be determined.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Nargiza Talipova
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Uzbekistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Education
Mr. Rustam Ahliddinov
5, Mustakillik Maydoni, Tashkent, 100078, Uzbekistan


Concept Clearance 10 Aug 2005
Fact Finding 13 Aug 2005 to 20 Aug 2005
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 12 Sep 2008
Last PDS Update 20 May 2011

Grant 9091-UZB

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Mar 2006 26 May 2006 26 May 2006 31 Mar 2009 - 25 Apr 2011
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.72 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 17 Mar 2006 0.00 0.96 64%
Counterpart 0.22 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.50 17 Mar 2006 0.00 0.96 64%
Title Document Type Document Date
Basic Education for Children with Special Needs Grant Assistance Reports Feb 2006

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