Philippines: Senior High School Support Program

Sovereign Project | 45089-002 Status: Active


The Asian Development Bank is working with the Philippines to undertake sweeping reforms of the school system that will assist in the addition of two years of senior high school. The project is helping to develop senior high school curriculums, build and improve schools, and develop a voucher system to help students with tuition costs. About 5.9 million students who are expected to enter high school in the next three years are benefitting from the program.

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Project Name Senior High School Support Program
Project Number 45089-002
Country Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3237-PHI: Senior High School Support Program (formerly Education Improvement Sector Development Program)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Secondary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Effective SHS system established and implemented
Progress Toward Outcome --
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Results area 4: Basic education management, fiduciary, and safeguards systems strengthened

Results Area 1: Quality of DepEd SHS program improved

Results Area 2: Minimum service standard for school facilities in DepEd SHSs achieved

Results area 3: SHS voucher program developed and implemented

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Proportion of DepEd divisions and regions submitting on time the APCPI report for the previous year is 25%.

Not yet due.

SHS curriculum promulgated (posted on DepEd website (

DepEd SHS curriculum issued with specific learning outcomes for math and science in the core curriculum and all 4 tracks;

Posted on DepEd website the SHS curriculum including learning outcomes for all SHS math and science courses in April 2014 (

DepEd TVL curriculum promulgated and posted on DepEd website URL:

Not yet due.

Not yet due.

Not yet due.

Not yet due.

Minimum service standards for student-classroom ratio promulgated. DLI for prior year achieved.

Prefeasibility study on the use of PPP modality for SHS infrastructure delivery reviewed and submitted by DepEd to the PPP Center as a concept note for the Project Development and Monitoring Facility. DLI for prior year achieved.

Will not be met in 2015.

Minimum service standard incorporated into the national budget included ratio of 1 urinal for 100 students, 1 toilet for 50 girls.

Not yet due.

Completed. Policy brief posted on DepEd website.

Completed. Policy promulgated (DepEd Memo No. 4 s. 2014 and DepEd Order 11 s. 2015).

Expected to met by end of 2015.

Proposed JFPR-financed CDTA will assist in detailed design of voucher program.

Voucher operations manual to be developed by 30 September 2015.

Not yet due.

Not yet due.

Not yet due.

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

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Lynnette Perez
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Education
2nd Floor, Rizal Building
Department of Education, DepED Complex
Meralco Avenue, Pasig City


Concept Clearance 05 Dec 2011
Fact Finding 10 Mar 2014 to 19 Jun 2014
MRM 23 Sep 2014
Approval 15 Dec 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Jan 2016

Loan 3237-PHI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Dec 2014 10 Feb 2015 22 Apr 2015 30 Jun 2020 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 4,410.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 15 Dec 2014 30.80 0.00 10%
Counterpart 4,110.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Dec 2014 105.80 0.00 35%
Title Document Type Document Date
Loan Agreement for Senior High School Support Program - Results Based Lending Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources) Feb 2015
Senior High School Support Program: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2014
Education Improvement Sector Development Program Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Nov 2012

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Senior High School Support Program: Program Safeguard Systems Assessment Program Safeguard Systems Assessments Oct 2014

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