Sri Lanka: Education Sector Development Program

Sovereign Project | 39293-037

Summary

The proposed results-based lending (RBL) program will support the Government of Sri Lanka in equitably developing its human capital base in order to meet the objectives of the Mahinda Chintana: Vision for the Future and the National Human Resources and Employment Policy (NHREP) for Sri Lanka. The proposed program will support the government's Education Sector Development Framework and Program (ESDFP), which seeks to transform the school education system to create a human capital foundation for a knowledge economy. It builds on the extensive experience of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Sri Lanka's education sector.

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Project Name Education Sector Development Program
Project Number 39293-037
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3008-SRI: Education Sector Development Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Loan 3009-SRI: Education Sector Development Program
Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 million
Loan: Education Sector Development Program
World Bank US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Education - Education sector development - Secondary
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The proposed results-based lending (RBL) program will support the Government of Sri Lanka in equitably developing its human capital base in order to meet the objectives of the Mahinda Chintana: Vision for the Future and the National Human Resources and Employment Policy (NHREP) for Sri Lanka. The proposed program will support the government's Education Sector Development Framework and Program (ESDFP), which seeks to transform the school education system to create a human capital foundation for a knowledge economy. It builds on the extensive experience of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in Sri Lanka's education sector.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The RBL program is highly relevant and justified as it (i) builds on past investment experience to support fundamental, second-generation reforms in education quality; (ii) is aligned with the country programming strategy, 2012-2016; (iii) provides sector-wide predictable and sustainable financing for the ESDFP expenditure framework, which has strong government ownership; (iv) enhances the leverage of the education sector to secure adequate and predictable financing from the Ministry of Finance and Planning (MOFP); and (v) supports institutional development of the sector by incrementally strengthening program implementation and fiduciary systems to improve efficiency and manage risks adequately.
Impact Enhanced youth employability in Sri Lanka
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome A modernized secondary education school system developed
Progress Toward Outcome Participation rate in non-arts G.C.E. advance level streams increased (science from 22% in 2012 to 26% in 2013, while commerce from 26% in 2012 to 27% in 2013). Pass rate of GCE ordinary level increased from 61% in 2012 to 66.7% in 2013. Pass rate of GCE Advanced level experienced a fall to 58.35% in 2013 from 62% in 2012.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Improved student learning

2. Improved equity and efficiency of the school system

3. Strengthened school leadership

4. Strengthened capacity for effective program planning and implementation

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1.1 Development of NSAPF commenced

1.2 GCE A/L technology stream commenced in 250 schools

1.3 Time-bound implementation plan for technology stream finalized in June 2014. Any plan for further expansion will be discussed in 2016

1.4 A draft plan is prepared by the ICT division in December 2014 for further consultation with stakeholders

2.1 250 1C schools identified and upgrading initiated. Out of 250 schools upgrading completed in 221 schools and equipment/furniture provided for 232 schools.

2.2 480 teachers recruited in science stream.

2.3 750 teachers identified through mapping exercise and recruitment commenced for 250 technology stream schools.

556 teachers recruited and another 804 in-service teachers trained in technology stream.

3.1 Staff recruitment at NIE and NCOEs is in progress.

NIE 33 staff has recruited (2014) 17/16 (M/F)

Basic training provided for prospective officers for PHD in 2014:1 officer, M.P.hil:6 officers, Masters:3 in 2013 & 7 in 2014

NCOEs lecture grade 1 filled with 19 (2013), lecture grade 2 filled with 183 (2013), lecture grade 3 filled with 272 (2013)

3.2 HRD & Staffing plans of NIE is prepared

3.3 Training Program designed. 207 principals (63 Females) & 317 deputy principals (127 females) have undergone with the training up to June 2014. Additional 111 Principals trained (103 males & 08 females) by September 2014.

3.4 FEMF scheme guidelines developed for MOE approval.

4.1 SMTSU Established

4.2 Performance Partnership Agreements signed with all 9 provinces for 2014. Updated ones for 2015 are in preparation.

4.3 Capital expenditures against 2013 original budget estimates spending rate were 96% in 2013

4.4. Capital budget increased from SLR 10,012 million (2012 revised budget) to SLR 14,993 million (2013 revised budget), which is almost 50% increase. Between 2013 and 2014, capital budget increased by 35.5% (SLR 18,429 million, 2014 original estimates).

4.5 Most civil work procurement process has been managed by MOE for efficiency

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

The program is designed to exclude activities with significant environmental impacts. Within the program scope, there will be construction of science / technology laboratories and technology faculty buildings, which may have temporary, limited adverse environmental impact during the construction. (category B).

Adequate measures to mitigate such impacts and improve compliance are outlined in the assessment, including assurance that all activities comply with ADBs Safeguard Policy Statement (2009) and all applicable environmental laws and regulations of Sri Lanka. An action plan to improve safeguards compliance and monitoring has been prepared.

" Preparation of EMPs for 250 schools is in progress.

" Provincial level awareness workshops conducted in 6 provinces.

Involuntary Resettlement The program will exclude activities that have involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples impact (Category C for both the involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples).
Indigenous Peoples The program will exclude activities that have involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples impact (Category C for both the involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples).
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Preparation of the program included detailed consultations based on focus group discussions, workshops, and field visits.
During Project Implementation School community and parental participation is built into the program and is instutionalized with School Development Committees taking a lead role in identification and implementation of school development plans. The program will build on these and strengthen the consultation process. Additionally the program has strong social and economic benefits, and these will help to strengthen stakeholder ownership. The program also includes capacity building for provincial staff and school heads, which will also help strengthen stakeholder participation. Grievance redressed mechanisms will be based on government's existing systems, and access to these will be included in the program (Ministry of Education website).
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Results-based lending modality/implementation will rely on DMCs' program systems, including for procurement of goods, works, and services.
Procurement Results-based lending modality/implementation will rely on DMCs' program systems, including for procurement of goods, works, and services.
Responsible ADB Officer Herathbanda Jayasundara
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of EducationGround Floor
Isurupaya, Battaramulla
Sri Lanka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Jun 2012
Fact Finding 09 Jan 2013 to 07 Feb 2013
MRM 11 Apr 2013
Approval 27 Jun 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Feb 2015

Loan

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4,701.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 4,601.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 100.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

Loan 3008-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jun 2013 19 Aug 2013 23 Aug 2013 28 Feb 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4,801.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 27 Jun 2013 40.00 0.00 40%
Counterpart 4,601.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 100.00 27 Jun 2013 40.00 0.00 40%

Loan 3009-SRI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Jun 2013 19 Aug 2013 23 Aug 2013 28 Feb 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 100.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 27 Jun 2013 40.75 0.00 42%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Jun 2013 40.75 0.00 42%

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