Project Name Secondary Education Support Project
Project Number 34022-022
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 3927-NEP: Secondary Education Support Project
Denmark - DANIDA (w/ LoA) US$ 23.70 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

For classification - For classification

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity

The Project's objective is to improve the quality of public secondary education and improve access to education for the underserved groups, particularly girls and children from disadvantaged groups.

The Project will have four components: (i) increasing equitable access to an improved learning environment especially for educationally disadvantaged groups, ethnic minorities, and girls; (ii) an improved and relevant curriculum, improved assessment and accessible instructional materials; (iii) an improved and sustainable system for the education, development and management of teachers; and (iv) improved institutional capacity and management for more efficient and effective delivery of education.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Secondary education has a long term positive impact through: (i) human development and productivity efficiency through increased numbers of higher quality secondary students, and a better qualified and more productive workforce leading to improved earnings. Investment in lower secondary and secondary education, where basic cognitive skills are acquired and consolidated, is particularly valuable because it improves basic productivity as well as increases basic welfare. Investment in secondary education also improves the quality of, and increases the number of entrants to, higher levels of education, where higher cognitive skills are acquired, with the resulting improvement of higher order productivity. Significant social benefits are derived from girls? education such as lower fertility, improved health and nutrition status of their families, and higher education attainment of their children leading to intergenerational benefits. The implication is that investment in this education subsector potentially has higher returns, both for the individual and for society.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nationwide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Chowdhury, Kowsar P.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education & Sports
Mr. Lava Kumar Devacota, Secretary
Keshar Mahal Kathmandu Nepal


Concept Clearance 21 Jan 2002
Fact Finding 12 Feb 2002 to 22 Feb 2002
MRM 30 Apr 2002
Approval 20 Sep 2002
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 14 Jul 2008
Last PDS Update 15 Apr 2010

Grant 3927-NEP

Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 23.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 23.70 - 0.00 0.00 %

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