Philippines: Education Improvement Sector Development Program

Sovereign Project | 45089-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Education Improvement Sector Development Program
Project Number 45089-001
Country Philippines
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7955-PHI: Education Improvement Sector Development Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Pre-primary and primary - Secondary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
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
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Implementation of the PPTA began in September 2012, when the Secondary Education Policy, System Reform and Finance Specialist/PPTA Team Leader came on board, although technical work began only in October 2012, as the Team Leader was largely engaged in administrative tasks, such as establishing the PPTA office (office space provided by DepEd in its complex). The PPTA was implemented using a mix of individual consultants and a firm.

Ernst & Young was mobilized in March 2013 to undertake work on the development of an infrastructure development plan for senior secondary schools as part of its development of the PPP roadmap for the education sector. A number of individual consultants and resource persons were tapped to help develop the ensuing loan program.

The work of the PPTA was overseen by the DepEd Executive Committee (ExeCom) under the direction of the Secretary of Education. There was no specific project counterpart for the PPTA, although the PPTA team worked closely with relevant Undersecretaries and Advisors. The PPTA team held a number of meetings with various Undersecretaries and several meetings with the ExeCom.

The ensuing loan was shifted from a sector development program to a results-based lending modality as the Senior High School Support Program, which was approved on 15 December 2014. The TA closed on 30 June 2015.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The PPTA recruited individual consultants and a consulting firm (QCBS, 80:20) to implement the PPTA. Consultant engagement was sequenced to ensure timely delivery of ADB support. Consultant requirements were estimated at 34.5 person-months of international consultant inputs and 50.5 person-months of national consultant inputs. Consultant recruitment were phased. Some international and national consultants have been engaged as individual consultants and were recruited by January 2012: (i) the Secondary Education Policy, System Reform and Finance specialists; (ii) the Education Facilities and Infrastructure PPP specialists; and (iii) the Education Service Delivery PPP specialists.
Responsible ADB Officer Norman LaRocque
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Education
Second Floor, Rizal Building
Department of Education, DepED Complex,
Meralco Avenue, Pasig City
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval 09 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 17 Sep 2015

TA 7955-PHI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2011 06 Jan 2012 06 Jan 2012 30 Jun 2013 30 Jun 2015 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 09 Dec 2011 1,716,997.35

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