Sri Lanka: Postsecondary Education

Sovereign (Public) Project | 33251-012 Status: Archived

Project Details

Project Officer
Loxley, William A. South Asia Department Request for information
  • Sri Lanka
  • Technical Assistance
  • Education
Project Name Postsecondary Education
Project Number 33251-012
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3598-: Postsecondary Education
Japan Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The TA will assist the Government to prepare a project to improve the country's human resources by expanding access, proving the quality of postsecondary education, and strengthening the capacity of the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL), private postsecondary institutes (PPSIs), and government postsecondary institutes (GPSIs). The TA will address issues of quality, access, and capacity in postsecondary education and lead to restructuring of public and private institutions to improve the internal and external efficiency of education and training.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
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.
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
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will utilize the services of four international and four domestic consultants for a total of 32 person-months. The international consultants are a labor education economist and team leader, open learning specialist, information technologist, and private sector and social marketing specialist. The four domestic consultants are a labor education economist, open learning specialist, information technologist, and private sector and social marketing specialist.
Procurement None
Responsible ADB Officer Loxley, William A.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Mins of Human Res Devt, Educ & Cultural Affairs
Prof. R. P. Gunawardanei, Project Director
Isurupaya, Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte Battaramulla Sri Lanka
Concept Clearance 08 Apr 1999
Fact Finding 01 Nov 2000 to 12 Nov 2000
Approval 19 Dec 2000
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Feb 2007

TA 3598-

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Dec 2000 26 Jan 2001 26 Jan 2001 31 Oct 2001 15 Jul 2003 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 625,000.00 19 Dec 2000 431,144.95

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Title Document Type Document Date
Postsecondary Education Modernazation Project Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2000

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