Mongolia: Education Sector Reform

Sovereign Project | 39254-012

Summary

The TA impact will be improved access, quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the education sector. The TA outcome will be a project design agreed upon by ADB and the Government for an investment project suitable for ADB support. The TA output wil be a feasibility study for a project prepared in accordance with government policies and priorities in the education sector and ADB guidelines and procedures.

The scope of the Project includes:

(i) enhancing access to and quality of primary and secondary education, which includes rehabiliation, expansion, and construction of school buildings and facilities, pre-service teacher training quality development, and support for improvement of other teaching and learning conditions.

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Project Name Education Sector Reform
Project Number 39254-012
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4950-MON: Education Sector Reform
Japan Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Education - Education sector development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description

The TA impact will be improved access, quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the education sector. The TA outcome will be a project design agreed upon by ADB and the Government for an investment project suitable for ADB support. The TA output wil be a feasibility study for a project prepared in accordance with government policies and priorities in the education sector and ADB guidelines and procedures.

The scope of the Project includes:

(i) enhancing access to and quality of primary and secondary education, which includes rehabiliation, expansion, and construction of school buildings and facilities, pre-service teacher training quality development, and support for improvement of other teaching and learning conditions.

(ii) strengthening sector efficiency and effectiveness, which include (a) developing and piloting a strategy to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) in education; (b) developing and piloting a textbook rental scheme; (c) implementing measures to improve budgeting and financial management, staffing management, and teachers' incentives; and (d) energy saving and other innovative technologies.

(iii) higher education subsector reform and developing a comprehensive sector development plan, and implementing selected measures to improve the policy and regulatory framework, sector planning and management, sector financing, and the teaching and learning improvements.

(iv) sector harmonization, including measures to integrate similar content and implementation arrangements across different projects and programs supported by development partners, to enhance effectiveness and impact.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Education is a key sector for inclusive social development which is one of the two major pillars of Mongolia's national development strategy that ADB's newly formed country strategy (2006-2008) supports. With ADB assistance, the Government has successfully developed an education sector development master plan (2006-2015) ? the master plan ? which was finalized in August 2006. The master plan identifies the strategic policy objectives to be pursued for education development until 2015, and presents the subsector goals and strategies for their implementation presented couched in a budgetary framework. As a principal development partner in the education sector, ADB is co-leader of the donor community in developing a sector wide approach in the education sector, to raise the effectiveness of assistance and reduce transaction costs in helping the Government to effectively implement the master plan. The proposed project is an important instrument in implementing the Government?s master plan in line with ADB's country and sector 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 The project will be implemented 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

49 person-months of consulting services, including 5 international consultants for 17 person-months and 9 national consultants for 32 person-months. The consultants will be recruited as team through an international consulting firm in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.

The expertise required are:(i) education sector policy and planning (international - 4 pm and national - 5 pm); (ii) basic education (national 5 pm); (iii) education economist and financial analysis (international - 4 pm); (iv) financial analysis (national - 5 pm); (v) teacher training and development (international - 3 pm); (vi) teacher training policy (national - 3 pm); (vii) teacher training quality improvement (national - 3 pm); (viii) education civil works (international - 2 pm); (ix) school design engineering and maintenance (national - 3 pm); (x) resettlement and indigenous people (international - 1 pm and national - 2 pm); (xi) higher education policy and planning (international - 3 pm and national - 3 pm); and (xii) higher education quality improvement (national - 3 pm)

Responsible ADB Officer Jazira Asanova
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education,Culture and ScienceDr. Bandiiesdp@mongol.netUlaanbaatar Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Dec 2006
Fact Finding 17 Apr 2007 to 26 Apr 2007
MRM -
Approval 03 Jul 2007
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 18 Apr 2007
Last PDS Update 16 Nov 2009

TA 4950-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Jul 2007 31 Aug 2007 31 Aug 2007 31 Mar 2008 30 Oct 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 03 Jul 2007 569,266.33

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