Lao People's Democratic Republic: Strengthening Higher Education Project

Sovereign Project | 42134-012 Status: Closed


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Project Name Strengthening Higher Education Project
Project Number 42134-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7124-LAO: Strengthening Higher Education Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Tertiary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

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 B
Involuntary Resettlement B
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 consulting firm was engaged consisting of a team of 8 international consultants for 19 person-months and 11 national consultants for 32 person-months who provided expertise in (i) strategic planning and management; (ii) university governance, financing, and quality assurance; (iii) university campus, facilities, and laboratory development; (iv) university human resource and capacity development; (v) curriculum development and academic design; (vi) economic and financial analyses/management, and project costing; (vii) procurement; (viii) social development; (ix) resettlement; and (x) environmental assessment. ADB selected and engaged consultants through a firm, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). The simplified technical proposal and quality- and cost-based selection method with standard quality-cost ratio of 80:20 was used. The consultants were mobilized in December 2008. The Final Report was prepared in August 2009 and submitted to ADB.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Yasushi Hirosato
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education and Sports
Mr. Sengsomphone Viravouth
Department of Planning and Cooperation P.O. Box 67 Lane Xang Avenue, Ban Sisaket Vientiane, Lao PDR


Concept Clearance 13 Jun 2008
Fact Finding 17 Jun 2008 to 26 Jun 2008
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 21 Jul 2008
Last PDS Update 15 Jan 2010

TA 7124-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Sep 2008 10 Oct 2008 10 Oct 2008 30 Jun 2009 30 Nov 2009 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 120,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 720,000.00 10 Sep 2008 556,158.48

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