The broad sector goal of the Project is to help establish a secondary education system that is more responsive to labor market requirements, and contributes to sustainable peace through reconciliation and building of social cohesion. The specific objective is to increase equity of access to quality secondary education, and to improve efficiency of the system. The Project will upgrade approximately 1000 target schools and will provide system wide support to all 2300 secondary schools.
students benefiting from new or improved educational facilities
students educated and trained under improved quality assurance systems
teachers trained with quality or competency standards
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|Project Name||Secondary Education Modernization II|
|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 - Secondary
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The broad sector goal of the Project is to help establish a secondary education system that is more responsive to labor market requirements, and contributes to sustainable peace through reconciliation and building of social cohesion. The specific objective is to increase equity of access to quality secondary education, and to improve efficiency of the system. The Project will upgrade approximately 1000 target schools and will provide system wide support to all 2300 secondary schools.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The Project will support the government's strategy to improve the quality and access to secondary education to meet the new labor market requirements through improvement of schools and teaching equipment and applied academic curriculum and skills.
In line with the Government's efforts to reconstruct the education system in the conflict-affected areas in the north-east region, the Project pays special attention to reconstructing these areas in coordination with the North-East Community Restoration and Development Project, which has a component for school rehabilitation in the conflict-affected areas.
|Impact||A secondary education system that is equitable and responsive to labor market requirements|
|Description of Outcome||Increased equity of access to quality secondary education and improved efficiency of the secondary education system.|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Quality and equity of secondary school education improved.
Capacity of provincial and zonal offices strengthened.
Government education policies and reforms implemented.
|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 will provide 270 person-months of consulting services (108 international and 162 domestic) in the areas of: (i) training Master trainers/facilitators for the school-based training, (ii) courseware procurement and evaluation; (iii) curriculum development and assessment; (iv) library development in schools and training; (v) capacity development of Provincial Education Offices; (vi) Central Ministry-Provincial Ministry of Education communications strategies and EMIS; and (vii) social development, gender equity, inter-ethnic understanding. The Government will select and engage all ADB-financed consultants through a firm using quality and cost based selection and in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants.|
|Procurement||All ADB-financed goods and services will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. The Central PMO will be responsible for all procurement. Supply contracts for goods estimated at $500,000 equivalent or more will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding (ICB). Supply contracts for goods less than $500,000 but more than $100,000 will follow international shopping procedures (IS). Minor items costing less than $100,000 equivalent may be procured by direct purchase (DP). All civil works contracts under the Project will be awarded under local competitive bidding (LCB) among pre-qualified contractors in accordance with the Government's standard procurement procedures acceptable to ADB.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Shakil, Sofia|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Human and Social Development Division, SARD|
Ministry of Education
Mr. Anura Dissanayake
G/F Isurupaya, Battaramulla, Sri Lanka
|Concept Clearance||07 Mar 2004|
|Fact Finding||06 May 2004 to 22 May 2004|
|MRM||23 Jun 2004|
|Approval||25 Oct 2004|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||31 Jan 2007|
|Last PDS Update||22 Nov 2010|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|25 Oct 2004||07 Dec 2004||19 May 2005||30 Jun 2010||31 Dec 2010||14 Dec 2011|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||47.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||35.00||25 Oct 2004||34.89||0.00||98%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||25 Oct 2004||35.65||0.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Secondary Education Modernization Project II||Project/Program Completion Reports||Jul 2012|
|Secondary Education Modernization Project II||Project Procurement-Related Reviews||Jul 2010|
|Secondary Education Modernization Project II||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Oct 2004|
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.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Secondary Education Modernization II: Ethnic Minority Development Framework||Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks||Nov 2004|
|Secondary Education Modernization Project II: Resettlement Framework||Resettlement Plans||Oct 2004|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Sri Lanka: Secondary Education Modernization Project II||Validations of Project Completion Reports||Dec 2014|
None currently available.
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