Nepal: Strengthening Higher Engineering Education

Sovereign Project | 45192-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Strengthening Higher Engineering Education
Project Number 45192-001
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7973-NEP: Strengthening Higher Engineering Education
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 550,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Tertiary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some 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

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The TA preparation has benefited from active participation of key government agencies (Ministry of Education, National Planning Commission, Ministry of Finance) and higher education insitutions (Institute of Engineering, Kathmandu University, and Training Institute for Technical Instruction). ADB also engaged a group of 17 experts from higher education to obtain substantive inputs. Development partners in Nepal have been consulted, too.
During Project Implementation The activities of the CDTA will be carried out through a consultative process involving the key stakeholders to ensure that the recommendations are developed based on consensus. The CDTA will conduct surveys, workshops and focus group discussions to incorporate the views from six types of stakeholders: (i) students; (ii) parents; (iii) teachers; (iv) policy makers (both government and education institutions); (v) private sector; and (vi) development partners.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will engage consultants to provide a total of 32 person-months of inputs (12 person-months of international and 20 person-months of national consultants). ADB will engage the consultants through a firm, using a simplified proposal for the quality- and cost-based selection method as well as on an individual basis, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Gi Soon Song
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education
Sano Thimi
Kathmandu, Nepal


Concept Clearance 19 Nov 2011
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Oct 2011

TA 7973-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2011 01 Feb 2012 01 Feb 2012 31 Dec 2012 30 Sep 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
550,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 550,000.00 13 Dec 2011 292,156.83
Title Document Type Document Date
Strengthening Higher Engineering Education TA Completion Reports Oct 2013

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