Viet Nam : Upper Secondary Education Development Project II

Sovereign Project | 42275-012

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Kanzaki, Eiko Izawa
    Southeast Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Viet Nam
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Education
Project Name Upper Secondary Education Development Project II
Project Number 42275-012
Country / Economy Viet Nam
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7697-VIE: Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Secondary

Gender Gender equity theme
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Improved employability and competitiveness of a young labor force of Viet Nam by 2020

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

To help Upper Secondary School (USS) graduates acquire better academic competency to pursue higher education or labor force competency to successfully participate in the labor market by SY 2017.

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The objective of the PPTA is for ADB to agree with the Government of Viet Nam on a project design that will help improve the employability and competitiveness of a young labor force of the country by 2020 through preparation of the feasibility study report of the project. Major outputs include:

(i) inception report (ii) MTR report, draft PDO, Draft Due Diligence Report (iii) Draft TA final REport, finalized PDO/draft FS report, IPSA, draft GEMAP (iv) Final REport, FS Report and draft PAM

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The project will build on the lessons of USEDP I. Extensive workshops and seminars are planned with key stakeholders including those agencies and organizations promoting women and ethnic minorities' development. The consultation meeting with different ethnic minority groups is particularly an important process for the preparation of the targeted assistance action plan for the ethnic minority group and gender strategy.

A separate consultation and participation plan will not be prepared. However, specific actions for consultation and participation by potential beneficiaries and key stakeholders are integrated into the overall project design (e.g., formation and decision making by various committees and groups), gender action plan and ethnic minority framework, etc.

During Project Implementation Consulting Team mobilized on 25 July 2011. Individual national consultants commenced in September 2011. Inception Report submitted on 17 October 2011. Interim workshop completed on 22 December 2011. Intereim Report received and accepted in February 2012. Ministerial comments on PDO submitted in mid-February to mid-March. Fact Finding Mission fielded from 12-20 April 2012 to discuss final draft fesibility study report/RRP. Revised PDO incorporating comments from Ministries and MOET submitted to MPI on 20 April 2012. PDO approved by Prime Minister on 13 June 2012. Final Workshop held on 6 July 2012. Feasibility Study Report approved by MOET on 26 July 2012. Capacity Building Workshop held on 12-13 September 2012.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will finance 77 person-months of consulting services including (1) 5 international consultants totaling 22 person-months; and (2) 6 national consultants totaling 55 person-months for the TA. An international firm will be engaged to provide the international consultants in accordance ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time). The 6 national consultants will be recruited as individual consultants while they will still report to the international team leader. The selection and engagement of the international consulting firm will be done through quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) using simplified technical proposal. The QCBS weighting will follow the standard quality-cost ratio of 80:20
Responsible ADB Officer Kanzaki, Eiko Izawa
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education and Training
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 27 Oct 2010 to 03 Nov 2010
Approval 10 Dec 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Jan 2011
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2012

TA 7697-VIE

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2010 21 Jun 2011 21 Jun 2011 31 Jan 2012 31 Dec 2012 28 Mar 2013
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 17 Jun 2022 719,804.25

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Title Document Type Document Date
Upper Secondary Education Development Project II Concept Papers Dec 2010

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