Sri Lanka: Distance Education Modernization Project

Evaluation Document | 28 December 2013

Validates the completion report's assessment of the project, which aimed to develop distance education that would expand postsecondary school enrollment and develop a human resource base. IED overall assessment: Less than successful

ADB funded the Distance Education Modernization Project to help the Government of Sri Lanka implement its human resource strategy by modernizing the postsecondary education system, especially through the introduction of distance education and the promotion of public-private partnerships (PPPs). Given the limited public sector enrollment capacity, it was recognized that facilitation of private sector participation in postsecondary education would reduce pressure on the public sector, and partnerships could be used to increase standards.

The project aimed to develop distance education that would expand postsecondary school enrollment and in turn develop a modern, high-quality human resource base for the country. This report validates the completion report's assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Less than successful

Contents 

  • Project Basic Data
  • Project Description
  • Evaluation of Performance and Ratings
  • Other Performance Assessments Overall
  • Assessment, Lessons, and Recommendations
  • Other Considerations and Follow-up