The objective of the Project is to enhance an enabling environment for poverty reduction in the rural communities of Samoa by improving the quality of education outcomes by strengthening teacher competence training/program through providing ICT connection to local schools and creation of community access facilities. This will assist the Government in increasing social inclusion and reducing poverty in the rural areas by improving connectivity and -- through it -- education, governance, health, and access to the Internet.
|Project Name||Supporting the Samoa SchoolNet and Community Access Pilot Project|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|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|
|Description||The objective of the Project is to enhance an enabling environment for poverty reduction in the rural communities of Samoa by improving the quality of education outcomes by strengthening teacher competence training/program through providing ICT connection to local schools and creation of community access facilities. This will assist the Government in increasing social inclusion and reducing poverty in the rural areas by improving connectivity and -- through it -- education, governance, health, and access to the Internet.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The Project is consistent with the assistance being provided by ADB and other external funding agencies to the education sector. it is also consistent with the recommendations of the ADB-financed strategies for equitable growth and hardship alleviation: to invest in communication services to promote economic growth and improve servuices in rural areas, and ensure that access to and quality of education services are equal throughout the country.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||Selected rural areas of Samoa|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||ADB will engage the services of international and domestic consultants with relevant experience in all aspects of the specified scope of work. The international consultants will have expertise in distance learning and community development, in communication technologies, and in ICT training of trainers. The domestic consultants will have expertise in community development and participation. An estimated total of 19 person-months of consulting services will be required: 9 for international and 10 for domestic.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Win, Hayman Kyaw|
|Responsible ADB Department||Pacific Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Pacific Operations Division|
Ministry of Finance
Ms. Hinauri Petana, -
Ministry of Finance Government of Samoa Private Bag, Apia, Samoa
|Concept Clearance||10 Mar 2002|
|Fact Finding||05 Aug 2002 to 09 Aug 2002|
|Approval||19 Dec 2003|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||06 Aug 2007|
|Last PDS Update||18 Oct 2007|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|19 Dec 2003||16 Feb 2004||16 Feb 2004||31 Mar 2005||31 Dec 2007||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|705,000.00||0.00||160,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||865,000.00||19 Dec 2003||623,687.27|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Supporting the Samoa SchoolNet and Community Access Pilot Project||TA Completion Reports||Aug 2008|
|Supporting the Samoa SchoolNet and Community Access Pilot Project||Consultants' Reports||Jan 2007|
|Supporting the Samoa Schoolnet and Community Access Pilot Project||Technical Assistance Reports||Jan 2004|
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