The Asian Development Bank is working with Nepal to increase the level of education, particularly for girls and disadvantaged groups, in order to decrease poverty. The program is working to broadly improve the country’s primary and basic education system with a focus on helping the poor get in and stay in school.
|Project Name||Education Sector Program I|
|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
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The overall objective of the Education Sector Program I (ESP I) is to contribute to poverty reduction in Nepal by increasing the level of education attainment, particularly for girls and disadvantaged groups. ESP I aims at achieving: (i) improved policy interventions in primary and basic education and performance targets under the Nepal Education for All (EFA) 2004-2009, and (ii) a broadly accepted and financed 1-12 school sector reform and restructuring framework, for implementation by FY2010. ESP I will support EFA by joining the Joint Financing Agreement (JFA). It will help finance the three remaining years of EFA, and help monitor, assess and improve policy implementation under EFA jointly with other pooling donors. Furthermore, ESP I will support the Government's ongoing process of preparing a policy, governance, management, and financing framework appropriate for an integrated 1-12 school sector. This support will be provided in a joint and harmonized manner with other donors in the context of a program based approach.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The Government's poverty reduction strategy (PRSP) is the Tenth Five-Year Development Plan, 2002-07 (the Tenth Plan). It recognizes the critical role of education in poverty reduction and aims to reduce the overall poverty incidence
to 30% by 2007, and to significantly improve the living conditions of the poor. The PRSP is built on four pillars: (i) broad-based economic growth; (ii) human development; (iii) targeted programs to foster social inclusion of the very poor, vulnerable, and historically deprived groups; and (iv) good governance.
|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||The Project requires national consultants for the following: (i) Package A - core document preparation, capacity building of technical secretariat, and overall project management and coordination for 40 person-months; (ii) Package B - refurbishment and IT support for 14 person months; and (iii) Package C - regional and district level preparation for 1-12 SSA, for 10 person months. One international and two national consultants will also be recruited to continue policy advisory services under Package D.|
|Procurement||Procurement and installation of IT and multimedia equipment are envisaged under Package B (Refurbishment and IT Support).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Hayashi, Ryotaro|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Human and Social Development Division, SARD|
Ministry of Education & Sports
|Concept Clearance||12 Aug 2003|
|Fact Finding||09 Jun 2006 to 23 Jun 2006|
|MRM||31 Aug 2006|
|Approval||01 Dec 2006|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||20 Feb 2007|
|Last PDS Update||20 Nov 2009|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|01 Dec 2006||28 Dec 2006||06 Feb 2007||31 Jan 2010||-||09 Jan 2009|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||30.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||30.00||01 Dec 2006||31.30||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||01 Dec 2006||31.30||0.00||100%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Education Sector Program (Subprograms I–III): Program Completion Report||Project/Program Completion Reports||Jul 2016|
|Education Sector Program I||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2006|
|Education Sector Program I||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Aug 2006|
|Loan Agreement for Education Sector Program I between Nepal and ADB dated 28 December 2006||Loan Agreement (Special Operations)||Dec 1996|
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.
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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Getting All Children in Nepal into SchoolScholarships and better facilities are helping ensure that all boys and girls across Nepal have the chance to go to school and get the foundation for better jobs after graduation.