The Asian Development Bank is working with Viet Nam to help ethnic minorities by equipping youth with post-basic education qualifications and community leadership skills. The Project is reducing socio-economic barriers for youth by providing upper secondary schooling and teacher training, and enhancing their readiness for teacher training colleges and job opportunities as a teacher.
|Project Name||Expansion of Learning Opportunities for Ethnic Minority Youth|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change|
|Sector / Subsector||
Education - Secondary
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
The goal of the Project is to help equitable and sustainable development of ethnic minorities (EM) by equipping EM youth with post-basic education qualifications and community leadership skills. The Project aims to (i) reduce socio-economic barriers for EM youth accessing and completing upper secondary schooling and teacher training, and (ii) enhance their readiness for teacher training colleges (TTCs) and job opportunities of a teaching profession in their provinces. Specific objectives of the Project are to (i) improve EM students' access and completion of upper secondary schooling; (ii) provide a better learning environment; (iii) supply qualified and responsive EM minority teachers to meet local needs; (iv) strengthen capacity of TTCs to develop relevant and tailor-made training programs for EM teachers; and (v) raise awareness of EM youth to take an active role in the future in community-driven development initiatives through EM youth leadership orientation program.
The Project components are: (i) Component A - Enhancing Equitable Access and Internal Efficiency of Ethnic Minority (EM) Upper Secondary Schooling (ii) Component B - Pilot Localized Scholarship Program and Youth Leadership Orientation, and (iii) Component C - Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation and Audit.
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The country strategy and program update (CSPU) for Viet Nam 2006-2008 identified key development challenges including (i) sustain high economic growth, (ii) create jobs for new labor market entrants, (iii) reduce inequality through targeted poverty reduction, (iv) support social development by improving education and other social services, (v) protect environment, and (vi) improve governance. In accordance with the Government's priority grated to education, ADB has been supporting universalization of secondary education, which directly contributes to poverty reduction and social includsion.|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||22 ethnic minority provinces|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||Provide consulting services for individual consultants, including: (i) an international grant coordinator (4.5 person-months); and (ii) 2 national consultants (30.5 person-months in total) including (a) education facility specialist (18.5 person-months); and (b) scholarship and youth leadership orientation specialist (12 person-months). All ADB-financed international and national consultants will be selected and engaged by the Government as individuals in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Copy of terms of reference will be given only upon request.|
|Procurement||All ADB-financed goods and services will be procured following ADB' Guidelines for Procurement; and civil works and procurement of equipment and furniture will follow government procedures acceptable to ADB. Minor items costing less than $100,000 equivalent may be procured by direct purchase. Project civil works will consist of construction of dormitories and sanitary facilities. The civil works are spread over three ethnic minority upper schools in three disadvantaged provinces (Lai Chau, Dak Nong, and Ninh Thuan). The civil works will be awarded on the basis of National Competitive Bidding, following government procedures acceptable to ADB. The Provincial project implementation units will ensure correct implementation of the civil works.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Izawa, Eiko|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Viet Nam Resident Mission|
Ministry of Education and Training
25 Ta Quang Buu, Back Khoa
|Concept Clearance||19 Jul 2006|
|Fact Finding||16 Mar 2006 to 21 Mar 2006|
|Approval||29 Nov 2006|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||22 Feb 2006|
|Last PDS Update||25 May 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|29 Nov 2006||18 Oct 2007||18 Oct 2007||18 Oct 2011||-||22 Jan 2013|
|Financing Plan||Grant Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||1.50||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||0.00||29 Nov 2006||0.00||1.39||93%|
|Cofinancing||1.50||29 Nov 2006||0.00||1.39||93%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Expansion of Learning Opportunities for Ethnic Minority Youth (Financed by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction)||Grant Assistance Reports||Oct 2006|
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