|Description of Project Outputs
1. Advisory board constituted
2. SEAMEO College vision and mission statements, and the result-framework prepared
3. Needs assessment conducted on priority human resource issues facing ASEAN region (including the analysis of the links between the supply of and demand for labor in the less developed ASEAN member countries)
4. Capacity development framework and modules for 4 target groups developed
5. Priority research agenda on ASEAN-wide and cross-border human resource issues identified
6. Monitoring and evaluation mechanism with benchmarking developed
7. The four-year operational plan (2012 2015) developed
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Output 1: An advisory board was not constituted because SEAMEO Secretariat had to wait until the official launch of SEAMEO College in March 2013, and it was decided that the advisory board would be constituted during its operation. However, the composition and role of the advisory board were discussed and decided under the TA. The advisory board, comprising prominent scholars, professionals, and representatives from the private sector, will (i) advise on the policy, programs, and content of SEAMEO College; (ii) assist in advocacy and communication by serving as ambassadors for SEAMEO College; (iii) help connect to potential partners and obtain funds or other support from development partners; and (iv) provide voluntary work to assist in the implementation of SEAMEO College.
Output 2: A vision of the SEAMEO College is to bring out frontier innovations in education and HRD in ASEAN. The mission of the SEAMEO College is to create a regional platform for education ministers, high-level policy makers, prominent education practitioners, and youth leaders to regularly convene policy and strategic dialogues on ASEAN-wide education and HRD issues. The result-framework for SEAMEO College was developed and was included in the detailed design and operational plan of SEAMEO College. The impact of SEAMEO College is regional education and HRD innovations for a more integrated ASEAN Community, and the outcome of SEAMEO College is strengthened capacity of education leaders and practitioners to address ASEAN-wide education and HRD issues.
Output 3: The consultants conducted needs assessment through interviews and questionnaire surveys with selected ministers and high-officials of education, professional associations, SEAMEO regional centers, youth leaders in 10 ASEAN countries, and selected development partners. Based on the results of interviews and surveys, identified priority human resource issues were (i) disparities in education and skills attainment between low- and middle income countries, and among low-income countries, in ASEAN; (ii) the absence of harmonized regional frameworks for common standards in education and training; and (iii) changing labor demand in ASEAN with a view to developing a regional labor market.
Output 4: The TA developed a capacity development framework with key principles and elements to be considered in preparing the following 4 capacity development modules. They are (i) strategic dialogue for Education Ministers (module 1), which is high-profile strategic dialogues among Southeast Asian education ministers who will share ideas on regional frameworks for common standards in education and HRD; (ii) high officials country case studies (module 2), which supports forward-looking discussions among high-level education policy makers to generate new insights and innovative solutions based on regional and country case studies; (iii) education leaders' innovation forum (module 3); and (iv) innovation forum for youth leaders (module 4). Modules 3 and 4 are learning opportunities on innovations for education practitioners and youth leaders.
Output 5: The TA helped identify priority research topics in support of the delivery of 4 capacity development modules, which include (i) a review of best practices of innovative approaches in education and HRD within and outside ASEAN; (ii) mutual recognition and harmonization frameworks with common standards in technical and vocational education and training, and higher education; (iii) supply and demand forecasting of human resources in ASEAN; and (iv) post-Education for All framework and agenda beyond 2015.
Output 6: The Project Management Committee, comprising selected SEAMEO Secretariat and SEAMEO regional center staff, will monitor and evaluate the implementation of SEAMEO College. The result-framework of SEAMEO College includes performance indicators as benchmarking in terms of delivering capacity development modules and research outputs.
Output 7: The TA developed the detailed design and operational plan of SEAMEO College, covering two years from July 2013 to June 2015 with detailed activities and estimated budget on a quarterly basis. SEAMEO Secretariat and ADB agreed to prepare a more realistic design and operational plan for two years, instead of 4 years from 2012 2015.