|Progress Toward Outcome
Financing and enhancing the feeding program at the pre-school. For the academic year of 2009-2010, $6,895,585 was disbursed for the feeding program. About 148,000 are direct beneficiaries of the financing of feeding program for pre-schools.
Targeted provision of textbooks for secondary education schools' students. A total of 1.6 million of textbooks for grades of 6,7,8, and 9 for 11 years schooling system and grades of 7, 8,9,10 for transition to 12 years schooling system were published and distributed to all 605 public schools. A total of 3.3 million MNT was spent for the publication and distribution under 0158 project. About 810,000 children benefited from the free textbook provision for 2009-2012. Around 40% of all students in lower and upper secondary schools received textbooks. The provision of free textbooks to targeted groups was a good measure in the learning achievements of students. Teacher guides in several subjects were developed and published in 2011 and 2012. About 147 million MNT was spent. A total of 47,830 teachers from secondary schools were provided with teacher guides. There is an improvement in the existing textbook delivery mechanisms and an active involvement of school authorities and school council in the scheme. In August to September 2012, 100,000 pcs of brochures with information on free textbooks were distributed to the target groups through khoroo's and soum's /smallest administrative unit of city and aimag/ social workers. Information brochures were distributed to 330 soum's and 121 khoroo's social workers.
Block grant Implementation. Block grants were piloted and implemented successfully in two phases in 51 secondary schools in Dornod, Khovd, Khuvsgul aimags in the SY 2010/11. This is the first initiative which allowed the schools to conduct their plans, purchase goods, and work with the involvement of the local community as well as teachers and students. School committees participated in all activities from the proposal writing, implementation and monitoring.
Improvement of the hygienic conditions of the secondary school toilets. Schools Nos. 65,42,85, 87, 88, 37 and 60, which are located in the outskirt of Ulaanbaatar, were covered under this activity. The toilets and the hygienic conditions of the schools were much improved. About 247 million MNT was spent for this activity. As a consequence, there was improvement in the learning, working and health conditions of the students, teachers and staff.
In the capacity building component, the project consultants worked to build the capacity of MES staff in the areas of monitoring & evaluation, budgeting and financial management, school management, and community involvement. The consultants carried out an in-depth empirical study of education finance at various levels: central level, aimag/city level, district level as well as school level.The expert team focused on developing indicators as well as system requirements for developing a School Information System (SIS).
|Description of Project Outputs
1. Provision of meals at preschools to children ages 2-5 is ensured during the financial crisis
2. Targeted provision of textbooks for secondary school students from poor families is ensured during the financial crisis
3. Provision of block grants to schools including boarding schools is ensured during the financial crisis
4. Improved capacity at national and local levels in important aspects of education administration and management
(i) Capacity is built in MECS for better budget analysis, policies on EMIS, and monitoring and evaluation
4. (ii) Capacity developed in leadership, management, monitoring, and evaluation at selected schools to improve local education service delivery at the local level