Sri Lanka: Preparing the Education Sector Development Program

Sovereign Project | 39293-012

Summary

The TA will help the Government :(i) develop an overall sector framework for ESDP in line with existing policy documents, and building upon existing sector and sub-sector studies, programs and projects; and (ii) design ESDP along the line of a sector development program or any suitable lending modalities to be identified. The TA will assess the ongoing projects supported by ADB and other donors and identify the major gaps. It will identify priority areas of investment that may be supported as sub-projects/programs within the overall ESDP framework. Areas of priority interventions may include: (a) quality improvement of secondary schools; (b) expansion of non-state tertiary education provision, (c) support for innovative approaches to expand ICT for learning; and (d) a special component on HIV/AIDS preventive education. The TA will especially study the feasibility of establishing FIIL. It will assess options for funding mechanism for ESDP and identify the suitable lending modalities.

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Project Name Preparing the Education Sector Development Program
Project Number 39293-012
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4733-SRI: Preparing the Education Sector Development Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Education - Education sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA will help the Government :(i) develop an overall sector framework for ESDP in line with existing policy documents, and building upon existing sector and sub-sector studies, programs and projects; and (ii) design ESDP along the line of a sector development program or any suitable lending modalities to be identified. The TA will assess the ongoing projects supported by ADB and other donors and identify the major gaps. It will identify priority areas of investment that may be supported as sub-projects/programs within the overall ESDP framework. Areas of priority interventions may include: (a) quality improvement of secondary schools; (b) expansion of non-state tertiary education provision, (c) support for innovative approaches to expand ICT for learning; and (d) a special component on HIV/AIDS preventive education. The TA will especially study the feasibility of establishing FIIL. It will assess options for funding mechanism for ESDP and identify the suitable lending modalities. The outcomes of the TA will be: (i) an overall sector framework for ESDP that covers secondary education and post secondary education, including TEVT, and is integrated in and linked with ESDFP. The ESDP framework includes sector goals, two pronged strategies, a sector plan, and outcome indicators. (ii) an agreed ESDP design that includes the framework, rationale, objectives, the sub-projects, costs, implementation arrangements including fund flow mechanism and procurement modalities, and the economic, financial, and social analysis. ESDP design includes a special component on HIV/AIDS preventive education. It is expected that future ADB investment in education and training uses the same sector framework.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Government is committed to improving the quality of education by making the curriculum more relevant, improving teaching, assessment, and educational management, and extending educational opportunities to the poor and disadvantaged. It has developed the ESDFP that aims to improve the delivery of primary and secondary education services. The ESDFP is supported by several external funds, including the World Bank-funded Education Sector Development Grant and ongoing ADB loans on secondary education. The ensuing Education Sector Development Project, which will be integrated into, and liked, with the ESDFP, will address the gaps in investment between the ongoing loans and support key priority areas through subprojects and subprograms.
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
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 A team of 5 international and 10 domestic consultants will be recruited to provide specialist services totaling 57.5 person months (16.5 international, 41 of domestic). ADB will engage consultants through a firm using the simplified technical procedure in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB. One or two consultants will be recruited individually and mobilized before the rest of the consultant team. As MOE has expressed its wish to be involved in the selection of the consultants, appropriate arrangements will be sought for MOE to participate fully in the consultants selection process.
Responsible ADB Officer Ayako Inagaki
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of EducationAnura Dissanayakesemped@sltnet.lkMinistry of Education, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 17 Oct 2005 to 25 Oct 2005
MRM -
Approval 13 Dec 2005
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 16 Jun 2008
Last PDS Update 25 Jan 2010

TA 4733-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2005 24 Jan 2006 24 Jan 2006 31 Oct 2006 31 Aug 2010 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 13 Dec 2005 618,411.81
Title Document Type Document Date
Education Sector Development Program: Final Report Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA Feb 2007
Preparing the Education Sector Development Program Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2005

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