Regional: National Education Planning and Management

Sovereign Project | 46505-001 Status: Active


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Project Name National Education Planning and Management
Project Number 46505-001
Country Regional
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8552-REG: National Education Planning and Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
TA 8552-REG: National Education Planning and Management (Supplementary)
Global Partnership for Education Fund US$ 436,802.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Education sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome The TA is making good progress in supporting national education offices to better plan and manage their education services -- focusing primarily on data management and strategic planning currently.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Some $500,000 of co-financing from Global Partnership for Education (GPE) before has been approved to allow for intense consultation process on sector strategic planning in both FSM and RMI.

2. Key financial staff from both FSM and RMI NDOE/MOE completed an IIEP/UNESCO Online Course on Cost Analysis in Education. The course strengthened the capacity of participants to carry out analysis of costs and financing of the education system and hence improve the effectiveness and efficiency of financial management practices. A new financial accounting software Abila and training packages were also procured.

3. In RMI, EMIS adaptation work has begun under coordination of Consultant Project Manager. The EMIS component there successfully leverages the work of SPC and also leverages US Compact funds on a 1:1 ratio. Overall, the project work plan remains on-track with initial training of principals and head teachers in June completed successfully and a second round of systems development scheduled for September, following the 9-week reporting period. The RMI EMIS is expected to be completed around July 2016. In FSM, the TA supported a national/state workshop on charting a path forward for EMIS in July 2015. The workshop broke new ground on consensus among the four states for a harmonized EMIS system. The TA will leverage US OIA funds and DFAT-funded Regional EMIS Facility under Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) for EMIS support to FSM. The FSM EMIS project coordinated by NDOE and jointly funded by the 2015-2016 Sector Education Grant (SEG), the SPC, PACTAM, and ADB. The FSM EMIS project will deploy an experienced sector specialist to provide extensive capacity development and training in education data management. At the same time, the project will finance and support the development of a centralized, online FSM Education Management Information System (FSM-EMIS). ADB funds under the TA are proposed to support engagement of the Project Manager for the FSM EMIS Project. The new FSM EMIS project is ready to commence, however there are delays due to delayed approval times set by the FSM Congress on usage of USOIA funds for FSM EMIS project.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Initial discussions began on conceptualizing the assistance in March and in May 2013. During the TA reconnaissance/fact-finding mission on 3 to 19 September 2013, relevant government authorities and officers (including teachers) at the national and state levels, non-government organizations, development partners including US Compact, AUSAID, JICA and relevant private sectors were consulted by the mission concerning the TA.
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The TA will require a total of 44 person-months of consultant services (20 person-months international and 24 person-months national). ADB will engage a consultant firm(s) following the fixed budget selection and simplified technical proposals in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The consultant inputs will be on an intermittent basis, responding to government requirements and progress made during implementation.
Procurement Procurement will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Chimi Thonden
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Education
P. O. Box PS87, Palikir, Pohnpei
Ministry of Education
Majuro, P.O. Box 3
Marshall Islands


Concept Clearance 18 Oct 2013
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2016

TA 8552-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2013 28 Mar 2014 28 Mar 2014 31 Jan 2018 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 436,802.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,236,802.00 12 Dec 2013 202,642.10

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