Education by 2020: A Sector Operations Plan

Institutional Document | July 2010

Education is one of the five core operation areas of Strategy 2020, the long-term strategic framework of the Asian Development Bank for 2008–2020. This publication guides the implementation of the vision of Strategy 2020.

The plan identifies key educational challenges expected to confront developing countries in Asia and the Pacific in the coming years, and proposes ways for ADB to meet those challenges. ADB support of education sector priorities will contribute to meeting the development challenges of innovation, inclusiveness, and integration in the region, and will strengthen the human capital base in developing member countries


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • The Education Needs of a Dynamic Region
  • What ADB Has Learned from Its Support to the Education Sector
  • Aligning and Scaling Up ADB Support to Education
  • Conclusions
  • Appendix 1: Trends of Loan and Grant Assistance in the Education Sector in the Past Decase, Programmed Education Loans and Grants in the Work Program and Budget Framework 2010-2012
  • Appendix 2: Projected OCR and ADF Financing in the Education Sector in the Work Program and Budget Framework 2010-2012
  • Appendix 3: Design and Monitoring Framework

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Education
  • 978-92-9092-113-4 (print)

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