Cambodia: Third Education Sector Development Program (ESDP III)

Sovereign Project | 43260-012

Summary

Cambodia's Rectangular Strategy for Growth, Employment, Equity, and Efficiency sets out the Government's education strategy. Particularly, it targets enhancement of human resources with high technical and scientific skills that effectively respond to the labor market. The National Strategic Development Plan 2006-2010 targets education as one of the important factors in poverty reduction. The plan endorses the Education Sector Plan (ESP) 2009-13. ADB's Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Cambodia is closely aligned with national priorities, including supporting the Government's strategy for education sector development. The proposed Program is consistent with ADB's sector strategy, contributing to enhancement of human resources through improved quality of secondary education.

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Project Name Third Education Sector Development Program (ESDP III)
Project Number 43260-012
Country Cambodia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7657-CAM: Third Education Sector Development Program (ESDP III)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Education - Education sector development
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Cambodia's Rectangular Strategy for Growth, Employment, Equity, and Efficiency sets out the Government's education strategy. Particularly, it targets enhancement of human resources with high technical and scientific skills that effectively respond to the labor market. The National Strategic Development Plan 2006-2010 targets education as one of the important factors in poverty reduction. The plan endorses the Education Sector Plan (ESP) 2009-13. ADB's Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for Cambodia is closely aligned with national priorities, including supporting the Government's strategy for education sector development. The proposed Program is consistent with ADB's sector strategy, contributing to enhancement of human resources through improved quality of secondary education. It would contribute to poverty reduction by promoting equitable access and improved education outcomes for disadvantaged groups, enhancing potential for economic opportunities, contributing to inclusive growth, and expanding Cambodia's human capital.
Impact Improved equitable educational attainment in Cambodia
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased participation in quality lower secondary education for girls and boys.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs The TA will (i) identify priority policy reforms for support under the policy grant, as well as specific targets for tranche conditions; (ii) prepare a situation and gaps analysis of the SE sector and detailed analysis of LSE provision in target areas; (iii) determine the scope and feasibility of proposed project investments, ranging from capacity building to civil works and equipment; (iv) prepare cost estimates and a financing plan; (v) analyze financial and economic viability and sustainability, and (vi) determine detailed implementation arrangements. It will prepare the project administration manual incorporating the above and other relevant aspects, to guide overall implementation of the proposed ESDP III.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Project Preparatory Technical Assitance (PPTA) has held regular bi-weekly meetings with relevant MoEYS officials and Project Management Unit staff to discuss project design. Consultations with Ministry of Economy and Finance, as well as development partners and NGOs. A stakeholder consultative workshop was held to discuss the project design and gain consensus with school teachers and principals, school management committees, and provincial and district education office officials. Informal interviews / discussions were conducted with out-of-school youth participating in skills bridging program to understand dropout issue.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultants will be engaged through an international consulting firm, indicatively including 21 person-months of international consultant inputs, and 12 person-months of national consultant inputs. ADB will select and engage consultants in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS), using simplified technical proposal procedures, will be followed. The quality and cost ratio for QCBS will be 80:20. The consultants may procure equipment through shopping in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010, as amended from time to time). Some of the contingency funds will remain unallocated for individual consultants, to be identified as needed. Upon completion of the TA, equipment procured under the TA will be transferred to the EA. Inputs by the consultant firm may be augmented by a small number of resource persons as needed, to be recruited by ADB in accordance with ADB procedures.
Responsible ADB Officer Swetal Sindhvad
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education, Youth and SportsH.E. Nath Bunroeun, Secretary of State148 Norodom Blvd. Phnom Penh Kingdom of Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 13 Sep 2010 to 22 Sep 2010
MRM -
Approval 23 Nov 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 07 Sep 2010
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2012

TA 7657-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Nov 2010 17 Dec 2010 17 Dec 2010 31 Jul 2011 28 Feb 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 23 Nov 2010 674,801.54

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