48127-001: Second Strengthening Higher Education Project | Asian Development Bank

Lao People's Democratic Republic: Second Strengthening Higher Education Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48127-001 Status: Closed

The seventh socio-economic development plan 2011-2015 (the plan) sets out strategies to promote socio-economic development, industrialization and modernization of the Lao PDR economy. The plan recognizes the important role played by education and human resource development (HRD) in achieving the country's social and economic objectives and identifies educational development as priority. Upgrading Savannakhet University is one of te plan's priority projects.

The project hopes to increase employment opportunities for higher education graduates by 2025.

Project Details

Project Officer
Mangahas, Joel V. Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Second Strengthening Higher Education Project
Project Number 48127-001
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8837-LAO: Second Strengthening Higher Education Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.45 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Tertiary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description

The seventh socio-economic development plan 2011-2015 (the plan) sets out strategies to promote socio-economic development, industrialization and modernization of the Lao PDR economy. The plan recognizes the important role played by education and human resource development (HRD) in achieving the country's social and economic objectives and identifies educational development as priority. Upgrading Savannakhet University is one of te plan's priority projects.

The project hopes to increase employment opportunities for higher education graduates by 2025.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed Second Strengthening Higher Education Project will assist the government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic to improve its higher education system to help meet the country's objectives of increased economic growth and graduation from least-developed country status by 2020. The project will do so by providing assistance to enhance capacity and relevance of higher education, upgrade the academic and research capacity of the higher education system, and deliver a new campus at Savannakhet University.
Impact
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 Consultations with government, development partners and relevant stakeholders have been undertaken.
During Project Implementation Collaboration with the government, development partners, and relevant stakeholders will continue. ADB fields biannual review missions. Relevant project documents will be posted on ADB website.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Individual consultants will be engaged to undertake the PPTA, indicatively including 37.5 person-months of international consultant inputs, and 55 person-months of national consultant inputs. For some tasks, ADB will select and engage individual consultants through Individual Consultant Selection in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time). Consultants may procure equipment through shopping in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (March 2013, as amended from time to time). Some consultants will be engaged through a firm using quality and cost-based selection (90:10). Some contingency funds will remain unallocated for individual or firm-based consultants, to be allocated for identified needs as they arise. The consultants to be engaged are set out in Table A3.3 of Appendix 3 of the concept paper.
Responsible ADB Officer Mangahas, Joel V.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education and Sports
Lane Xang Avenue
Vientiane
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 18 Dec 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2016

TA 8837-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2014 09 Jan 2015 09 Jan 2015 30 Sep 2015 30 Sep 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,450,000.00 18 Dec 2014 1,376,393.90

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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 8837 29 Oct 2015 Coelacanth and Associates (C+A, Japan) in association with A-Pro Consulting Sole Co., Ltd. (Lao PDR) Sakae 3-19-19, Forte Sakae Building 302, Naka-ku Nagoya, Aichi 4600008, Japan Ministry of Education and Sports 460000

Procurement Plan

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