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Nepal: Education Sector Program Cluster (Subprogram II)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 35174-032 Status: Closed

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 Cluster (Subprogram II)
Project Number 35174-032
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0105-NEP: Education Sector Program Cluster (Subprogram II)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 8.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The ESP II will contribute to poverty reduction in Nepal by increasing the level of education attainment, particularly for girls and disadvantaged groups. The ESP II will support the preparation and transittion to School Sector Reform (SSR), particularly the early implementation of the 1-8 basic education restructuring in a few districts.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Enhanced education attainment and livelihoods, particularly for girls and disadvantaged groups
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Broadly accepted and adequately financed school sector reform policy, program, and financing framework
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Capacity of stakeholders at various levels developed throughout the country in support of school sector reform

A revised SSR core document, with an analysis of preferred policy options and a program and financing framework

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
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 Recruitment of consultants (if any) will be on the basis of standard Governnment recruitment practices acceptable to ADB.
Procurement Procurement of eligible items will be on the basis of standard Government procurement practices acceptable to ADB.
Responsible ADB Officer Chowdhury, Kowsar P.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education & Sports
Keshar Mahal
Concept Clearance 12 Aug 2003
Fact Finding 08 Jul 2007 to 22 Jul 2007
MRM 07 Sep 2007
Approval 24 Jan 2008
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 22 Jul 2009
Last PDS Update 04 May 2010

Grant 0105-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Jan 2008 31 Mar 2008 14 Jul 2008 30 Jun 2012 - 19 Jan 2012
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 8.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 8.00 24 Jan 2008 8.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Jan 2008 8.00 0.00 100%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Nepal: Education Sector Program (Subprograms I–III) Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2017

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