The overall project objectives are (i) to improve the relevance, quality, and efficiency of primary and secondary education through developing a teacher training support system, enhancing the professional status and career development of teachers; (ii) to expand access to and improve retention in primary school especially of girls and ethnic children in the poor and underserved areas of the country; (iii) to strengthen the institutional capacity of central, provincial and district, and village level administration to plan and manage the decentralized education system.
|Project Name||Second Education Quality Improvement Project|
|Country||Lao People's Democratic Republic
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Education - Education sector development - Pre-primary and primary
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The overall project objectives are (i) to improve the relevance, quality, and efficiency of primary and secondary education through developing a teacher training support system, enhancing the professional status and career development of teachers; (ii) to expand access to and improve retention in primary school especially of girls and ethnic children in the poor and underserved areas of the country; (iii) to strengthen the institutional capacity of central, provincial and district, and village level administration to plan and manage the decentralized education system.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
To be determined.
Country Strategy and Regional Strategy
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Expand education in 6 provinces , and quality improvement nation wide|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||About 205 person-months of international consulting (47 person-months financed by ADB and 158 person-months by Sida), and 1,671 person-months of domestic consulting (1,512 person-months financed by ADB and 159 person-months by Sida) will be engaged to support capacity building at the MOE technical departments, PESs, and DEBs involved in Project activities. Local contract staff will be engaged for a total of 1,014 person-months to support project implementation (678 person-months financed by ADB and 336 person-months by Sida). All consultants and local contract staff financed under the ADB loan will be selected and engaged by the Government through a firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants. Sida-financed consultants will be engaged by Sida according to Sida procedures.|
|Procurement||All ADB-financed procurement for the Project will be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Each contract for supply of goods, equipment, and materials estimated to cost $500,000 or more will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding procedures, while contract packages of less than $500,000 equivalent will follow international shopping procedures. Contracts less than $100,000 may be procured on a direct purchase basis. Civil works contracts that are small and situated in remote areas are not likely to attract the interest of international contractors. Therefore, civil work contracts less than $1.0 million will be awarded on the basis of local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to ADB. However, if any package is estimated to cost $1.0 million or more, international competitive bidding procedures will be followed. For minor civil works to improve school buildings and facilities to be carried out by local communities costing less than $10,000 equivalent per school, appropriate procedures satisfactory to ADB for community participation in procurement will be implemented.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Chanthy, Khamtanh|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Lao Resident Mission|
Ministry of Education and Sports
Mr. Sengsomphone Viravouth
856 21 217795 Ministry of Education and Sports
Mrs. Varadune Ammarathithada
Teacher Training Department, Ministry of Education. Lao PDR
|Concept Clearance||08 Mar 1999|
|Fact Finding||26 Mar 2001 to 11 Apr 2001|
|MRM||23 May 2001|
|Approval||28 Sep 2001|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||27 Nov 2006|
|Last PDS Update||21 Jul 2009|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|28 Sep 2001||05 Dec 2001||05 Mar 2002||30 Jun 2008||30 Jun 2010||29 Dec 2010|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||20.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||20.00||28 Sep 2001||23.49||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||28 Sep 2001||23.49||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Second Education Quality Improvement Project||Project/Program Completion Reports||Oct 2011|
|Second Education Quality Improvement Project||Project Procurement-Related Reviews||Nov 2007|
|Second Education Quality Improvement Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Aug 2001|
Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Second Education Quality Improvement Project: Summary Gender and Ethnic Minority Strategy||Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks||Sep 2004|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Lao People’s Democratic Republic: Second Education Quality Improvement Project||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Dec 2013|
None currently available.
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