Viet Nam: Expansion of Learning Opportunities for Ethnic Minority Youth

Sovereign Project | 40023-012

Summary

The goal of the Project is to help equitable and sustainable development of ethnic minorities (EM) by equipping EM youth with post-basic education qualifications and community leadership skills. The Project aims to (i) reduce socio-economic barriers for EM youth accessing and completing upper secondary schooling and teacher training, and (ii) enhance their readiness for teacher training colleges (TTCs) and job opportunities of a teaching profession in their provinces. Specific objectives of the Project are to (i) improve EM students' access and completion of upper secondary schooling; (ii) provide a better learning environment; (iii) supply qualified and responsive EM minority teachers to meet local needs; (iv) strengthen capacity of TTCs to develop relevant and tailor-made training programs for EM teachers; and (v) raise awareness of EM youth to take an active role in the future in community-driven development initiatives through EM youth leadership orientation program.

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Project Name Expansion of Learning Opportunities for Ethnic Minority Youth
Project Number 40023-012
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9099-VIE: Expansion of Learning Opportunities for Ethnic Minority Youth
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Education - Secondary
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description

The goal of the Project is to help equitable and sustainable development of ethnic minorities (EM) by equipping EM youth with post-basic education qualifications and community leadership skills. The Project aims to (i) reduce socio-economic barriers for EM youth accessing and completing upper secondary schooling and teacher training, and (ii) enhance their readiness for teacher training colleges (TTCs) and job opportunities of a teaching profession in their provinces. Specific objectives of the Project are to (i) improve EM students' access and completion of upper secondary schooling; (ii) provide a better learning environment; (iii) supply qualified and responsive EM minority teachers to meet local needs; (iv) strengthen capacity of TTCs to develop relevant and tailor-made training programs for EM teachers; and (v) raise awareness of EM youth to take an active role in the future in community-driven development initiatives through EM youth leadership orientation program.

The Project components are: (i) Component A - Enhancing Equitable Access and Internal Efficiency of Ethnic Minority (EM) Upper Secondary Schooling (ii) Component B - Pilot Localized Scholarship Program and Youth Leadership Orientation, and (iii) Component C - Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Audit.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The country strategy and program update (CSPU) for Viet Nam 2006-2008 identified key development challenges including (i) sustain high economic growth, (ii) create jobs for new labor market entrants, (iii) reduce inequality through targeted poverty reduction, (iv) support social development by improving education and other social services, (v) protect environment, and (vi) improve governance. In accordance with the Government's priority grated to education, ADB has been supporting universalization of secondary education, which directly contributes to poverty reduction and social includsion.
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 22 ethnic minority provinces
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples A
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 Provide consulting services for individual consultants, including: (i) an international grant coordinator (4.5 person-months); and (ii) 2 national consultants (30.5 person-months in total) including (a) education facility specialist (18.5 person-months); and (b) scholarship and youth leadership orientation specialist (12 person-months). All ADB-financed international and national consultants will be selected and engaged by the Government as individuals in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Copy of terms of reference will be given only upon request.
Procurement All ADB-financed goods and services will be procured following ADB' Guidelines for Procurement; and civil works and procurement of equipment and furniture will follow government procedures acceptable to ADB. Minor items costing less than $100,000 equivalent may be procured by direct purchase. Project civil works will consist of construction of dormitories and sanitary facilities. The civil works are spread over three ethnic minority upper schools in three disadvantaged provinces (Lai Chau, Dak Nong, and Ninh Thuan). The civil works will be awarded on the basis of National Competitive Bidding, following government procedures acceptable to ADB. The Provincial project implementation units will ensure correct implementation of the civil works.
Responsible ADB Officer Eiko Izawa
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Viet Nam Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education and TrainingDr. Nguyen Van Vong, Vice Minister32 Hai Ba Trung St., Hoan Kiem Dist Hanoi, Vietnman
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Jul 2006
Fact Finding 16 Mar 2006 to 21 Mar 2006
MRM -
Approval 29 Nov 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 22 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 25 May 2011

Grant 9099-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Nov 2006 18 Oct 2007 18 Oct 2007 18 Oct 2011 - 22 Jan 2013
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 29 Nov 2006 0.00 1.39 93%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 1.50 29 Nov 2006 0.00 1.39 93%

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