|Project Name||Basic Education Development|
|Country||Lao People's Democratic Republic|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Education - Pre-primary and primary
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The TA aims to help the Government to prepare the basic education development program (BEDP) so it can start in 2006. BEDP will support the sector reform toward EFA by 2015, which is unlikely to be accomplished in full and on time without the support of a policy-based lending component. Specifically, BEDP will be prepared as sector development program loan (SDP), a combination of an investment (project component) and policy reform (program) component, for implementing relevant portion of the EFA plan and the operational policies for decentralized education management. Preparation of BEDP as an SDP includes (i) sector study; (ii) policy dialogue; (iii) aid coordination; (iv) program design; and (v) project design. In summary, for a program component, the TA will identify the scope of the sector reform and level of support to the adjustment cost during the reform period from 2006 or 2007 for 3 years. For investment component, the TA will identify the investment needs to strengthen primary and lower secondary education and decentralized education management for implementation over approximately 5 years. At the same time the TA will identify financing partners for each component.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||A team of six international (21 person-months) and four domestic (25 person-months) consultants will be engaged through a firm using quality- and cost-based selection and a simplified technical proposal. The international consultants will have expertise in education management, evaluation, and monitoring; basic education for curriculum and textbook development and distribution; teacher development and administration; economics (education); financial management and project costing; and procurement. The domestic consultants will have expertise in procurement and civil works; project management and costing; social dimensions; and school building design and costing.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Brar, Sukhdeep|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Human and Social Development Division, SERD|
Ministry of Education and Sports
Lane Xang Avenue
Lao People's Democratic Republic
|Concept Clearance||10 Mar 1999|
|Fact Finding||13 Sep 2004 to 22 Sep 2004|
|Approval||17 Dec 2004|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||02 Nov 2005|
|Last PDS Update||22 May 2008|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|17 Dec 2004||11 Apr 2005||11 Apr 2005||31 Mar 2006||15 Oct 2006||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|600,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||600,000.00||17 Dec 2004||511,772.01|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Preparing the Basic Education Development Project (Financed by the Japan Special Fund)||Consultants' Reports||Jun 2006|
|Preparing the Basic Education Development Project||Technical Assistance Reports||Jan 2005|
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