Lao People's Democratic Republic: Basic Education Development

Sovereign Project | 32312-012 Status: Archived

Project Details

Project Officer
Brar, Sukhdeep Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Technical Assistance
  • Education
Project Name Basic Education Development
Project Number 32312-012
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4499-LAO: Basic Education Development
Japan Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
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Description of Project Outputs
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Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
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Business Opportunities

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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Brar, Sukhdeep
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
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

TA 4499-LAO

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Dec 2004 11 Apr 2005 11 Apr 2005 31 Mar 2006 15 Oct 2006 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
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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