Sri Lanka: Education Sector Development Project

Sovereign Project | 39293-032

Summary

The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will deliver a number of outputs: (i) identification of priority activities for ADB support under the program, as well as specific results indicators against which disbursement would be made; (ii) validation of the school mapping process to select schools for the 1,000 school program in the provinces that will receive ADB support; (iii) technical assessment that includes the design for the proposed revisions to the school based assessment (SBA) system including a detailed process mapping of the existing system for collecting and reporting SBA test scores; (iv) capacity assessment including a review of the provincial education system, that includes the design and implementation plan for the revision of the Education Management Information System (EMIS) and detail options for introducing more regular, relevant and timely reporting to support decision making; and program for strengthening of the zonal offices in providing classroom-based training support to

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Project Name Education Sector Development Project
Project Number 39293-032
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8098-SRI: Education Sector Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 550,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Education - Secondary
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The project preparatory technical assistance (PPTA) will deliver a number of outputs: (i) identification of priority activities for ADB support under the program, as well as specific results indicators against which disbursement would be made; (ii) validation of the school mapping process to select schools for the 1,000 school program in the provinces that will receive ADB support; (iii) technical assessment that includes the design for the proposed revisions to the school based assessment (SBA) system including a detailed process mapping of the existing system for collecting and reporting SBA test scores; (iv) capacity assessment including a review of the provincial education system, that includes the design and implementation plan for the revision of the Education Management Information System (EMIS) and detail options for introducing more regular, relevant and timely reporting to support decision making; and program for strengthening of the zonal offices in providing classroom-based training support to teachers; (v) design options for provision of school development grants that encourage autonomy and sustainability at the school level; (vi) governance assessment and action plan, integrating the fiduciary assessment and capacity assessment of the education system; (vii) design options for the project's financing and disbursement mechanisms to provide financing against meeting of results indicators to the Government's own program.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The education sector has always played an important role in Sri Lanka with both parents and Government alike emphasizing the need to obtain a high quality education as a priority for all youth. Whilst there has been success in achieving strong primary education enrolment and high literacy levels, this foundation must now be harnessed and converted to an asset for the future. The end of the civil conflict and the anticipated rapid economic growth has made this a more urgent and necessary condition. In particular, the improvement of survival rates through secondary education and the increase in relevance of the knowledge and skills to meet the requirements of the private sector. The Government's Education Sector Development Framework and Plan (ESDFP) 2012-2016 envisages a wide-ranging set of initiatives to address these challenges. The technical assistance (TA) will assess existing challenges and develop a project that is anchored in the Government's ESDFP and is suitable for ADB financing in all dimensions: technical, financial/economic, institutional, sector policy, and safeguards; aligned with the new country partnership strategy and built on lessons learned from the previous ADB investments in the education sector in Sri Lanka. The PPTA will undertake the work for a whole sector approach, covering all sub-sectors of education and skills development that underpin the MFF.
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Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will be implemented over a period of 7 months from the fielding of consultants, which is anticipated in June - July 2012. Consultants will be recruited in accordance with ADBs Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). ADB will recruit the national consultants through a firm using bio-data proposal for the quality- and cost-based selection method (quality-cost ratio of 80:20). The international consultants will be recruited on an individual basis, allowing a flexible approach ensuring that the appropriate expertise for introducing results based financing approach can be recruited, and that a mix of skills conducive to working with an education sector program framework approach can be quickly recruited and deployed.
Responsible ADB Officer Gi Soon Song
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and PlanningP.O. Box 277
The Secretariat Building, Colombo 1
Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 28 Jun 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Mar 2013

TA 8098-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Jun 2012 20 Jul 2012 20 Jul 2012 28 Feb 2013 30 Jun 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
550,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 550,000.00 28 Jun 2012 533,399.51

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