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Indonesia: Decentralized Basic Education

Sovereign (Public) Project | 31137-032 Status: Closed

The Asian Development Bank is working with Indonesia is improving the quality of education and investing in post-primary education for girls in poor areas. The program is increasing school enrolment and keeping girls from poor and marginalized communities in school. It is also improving schools and helping to train teachers. 

Project Details

Project Officer
Hirosato, Yasushi Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Indonesia
  • Grant
  • Education
Project Name Decentralized Basic Education
Project Number 31137-032
Country Indonesia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0047-INO: Decentralized Basic Education
Government of the Netherlands US$ 28.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The broad goals of the Project are to contribute to (i) poverty reduction by addressing inequity in human development through improved provision and completion of the nine-year basic education for poverty-affected children; and (ii) implementation of regional autonomy by supporting decentralized management of basic education. The immediate objectives are to: (i) improve poor children's participation in and completion of nine-year basic education; (ii) develop the capacity of districts to plan, manage, finance and deliver basic education services, improve community participation in developing basic education; and (iii) demonstrate the effectiveness of proposed and demand-based block grant mechanisms to support initiatives of the school, community and district for basic education improvement.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Universal nine-year basic education serves the needs of poor and marginalized people and responsive to local needs.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved participation, transition completion, and performance of poor children in nine year basic education in the additional 6 districts in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) -- Sumba Barat, Sumba Timur, Kupang, Timor Tengah Utara and Alor.
Progress Toward Outcome The project outcome will be evaluated through the Project Completion Report to be prepared by QIII 2011.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Output 1: Improved capacity of schools and communities in school-based management (SBM) through the School Development Fund

Output 2: Improved capacity of the six NTT districts to plan and manage decentralized basic education as reflected in a 5-year district education development plan.

Output 3: Improved access to good quality education services for the poor.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The grant was used to expand the scope of DBEP to six additional districts in NTT, initially extended up to 31 December 2009 to complete the project in NTT, and later to 31 December 2010 to carry out emergency rehabilitation work in West Sumatra following the September 2009 earthquake.

All the target activities had been fully implemented as early as end of September 2009. In 2010, the only activity being implemented is the reconstruction of 9 schools in West Sumatra. As of 31 December 2010, the 9 schools have been completed.

The project has helped schools and communities develop mutually beneficial relationships. A total of 996 schools were supported under the RNE grant ($28 million for NTT). While providing support is particularly challenging in poorer and less accessible areas, the project has demonstrated some approaches by which this can be accomplished. In addtion to strengthening capacity of schools, DEOs need to continually build their capacity and invest in building these.

The most important aspect of the reconstruction activity is to demonstrate a successful method of earthquake resistant construction, with the aim that this approach will be adopted widely in high-risk earthquake zones. The guidelines for school construction issued by MONE (Directorates for Primary and Junior Secondary Schools) have been revised to allow this new alternative. CFU will produce a video using the experiences in Simeleue and Padang Pariaman including a detailed guide on all the specifications. The launch of this video guide is timed along with the inauguration of the schoolbuildings, planned in March 2011.

The financial closing of the Grant is planned in September 2011 as well the circulation of the Project Completion Report.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Hirosato, Yasushi
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology
Mr. Dedi Karyana
[email protected]
Ministry of National Education
Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology
Jl. Jend Sudirman, Pintu I
Senayan, Jakarta
Concept Clearance 06 Nov 1997
Fact Finding 16 Mar 2006 to 30 Mar 2006
MRM 31 May 2006
Approval 14 Mar 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 19 Oct 2007
Last PDS Update 09 Jan 2012

Grant 0047-INO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Mar 2006 22 Jun 2006 01 Jul 2006 31 Dec 2008 31 Dec 2010 30 Sep 2011
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 28.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 14 Mar 2006 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 28.00 14 Mar 2006 0.00 27.48 98%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Satisfactory - -

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Title Document Type Document Date
Decentralized Basic Education Project Project/Program Completion Reports Jun 2012

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