ADB is helping Uzbekistan improve the relevance and quality of basic education in rural areas. The project will provide equipment for laboratories and other teaching and learning materials, as well as enhance teacher training. District education departments will also be strengthened and community participation in school life increased.
|Project Name||Rural Basic Education Project|
|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 - Secondary
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome||To be evaluated at PCR stage.|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
A review mission visited Uzbekistan 15-17 June 2011 and agreed with the government to close the project on July 31 2011. Government of Uzbekistan wrote to the ADB on 29 June 2011, requesting for closure of the project and cancellation of the undisursed balances under the loan.
The project accounts for Jan-July 2011 were audited in August 2011. The undisbursed balance in the project imprest account is being reimbursed to ADB accounts.
PCR of the project is schedule to be completed before 31 December 2011. The borrower's PCR has been received for ADB review and the PCR mission is scheduled from 10-21 October 2011.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||MOPE and Ministry of Finance.|
|During Project Implementation||MOPE (EA), Ministry of Finance, Mahalla committees and oblast administrations of the 3 oblast regions. They are all members of the project steering committee.|
|Consulting Services||A total of 26 person-months of international and 85 person-months of national consulting services will be contracted, financed by ADB funds. International and national consultants financed from ADB funds will be recruited as a firm under quality and cost-based selection methods, using full technical proposals. The Government has agreed to recruit individual national consultants for the PIU in accordance with ADB's procedures for recruiting individual consultants. Consulting services under the three components will include experts in the field of (i) teacher development, and (ii) community participation. In addition, the Project provides budget for engaging national training providers and a national media firm.|
|Procurement||All ADB financed goods, and related services will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. The Project will provide laboratory equipment, teaching aides, classroom furniture, and learning materials. Equipment and goods estimated to cost more than $500,000 will be procured under international competitive bidding procedures. Equipment and materials estimated to cost $500,000 or less will be procured under Government procedures acceptable to ADB. Learning materials and other equipment and materials valued at $100,000 or less will be procured by shopping.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Sumbal, Asadullah Khan|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, CWRD|
Ministry of Public Education
Mr. Bahtiyor Kh. Daniyarov
Republic of Uzbekistan
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||06 Jun 2006|
|Last PDS Update||02 Sep 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|06 Dec 2007||10 Jun 2008||30 Sep 2008||30 Jun 2012||-||24 Oct 2011|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||43.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||30.00||06 Dec 2007||7.40||0.00||100%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||06 Dec 2007||7.40||0.00||100%|
|Status of Covenants|
|Rating||Partly satisfactory||-||Satisfactory||Satisfactory||-||Partly satisfactory|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Rural Basic Education Project||Project/Program Completion Reports||Dec 2011|
|Rural Basic Education Project||Project/Program Administration Manual||Oct 2008|
|Loan Agreement for Rural Basic Education Project between Republic of Uzbekistan and Asian Development Bank dated 10 June 2008||Loan Agreement (Special Operations)||Jun 2008|
|Rural Basic Education Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2007|
|Proposed Loan Rural Basic Education Project||Procurement Plans||Nov 2007|
|Proposed Rural Basic Education Project||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Aug 2007|
|Rural Basic Education Project||Design and Monitoring Frameworks||Aug 2007|
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.
None currently available.
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
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