ADB is supporting Viet Nam’s reform initiative to enhance upper secondary education to ensure that graduates have the skills to meet the country’s labor needs. The project will upgrade education facilities and teaching standards, improve instructional materials and equipment, provide targeted support for disadvantaged groups, and strengthen planning and management of the sector.
|Project Name||Second Upper Secondary Education Development 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|
|Description||The proposed Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project (USEPD II/the Project) is designed as a positive school-sector intervention for effective human resource development that will contribute to the economic development of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (the Government) and address such social and economic issues as poverty reduction, improved knowledge and skills for school graduates entering the labor force and greater equity of educational opportunity across all spectrums of society. The Project will help the Government to promote its ongoing reform initiative for upper secondary education (USE) through upgrading of teaching and learning to international standards, improve student access and retention, especially in disadvantaged regions and strengthen school management to achieve the planned objectives for USE. Project activities include construction of education facilities for USSs, provision of simulation classrooms for selected teacher training universities (TTUs) to provide practical teaching experiences, improved instructional materials and equipment for disadvantaged schools and planned model schools, oral English materials to improve foreign language learning, pilot support for disabled students at USE level, provincial block grants to local education authorities, pilot teacher training programs through public-private partnership (PPP), support to the National Institute of Education Management (NIEM), and conduct a number of research studies to examine ways to improve USE planning and management. The Project will principally be national in scope, with access-related project investments targeted to selected disadvantaged areas.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Improved employability of young labor force aged 18-24 in Viet Nam|
|Description of Outcome||Improved readiness of USS graduates for tertiary and vocational career development|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Ongoing project implementation. Midterm review conducted on 10-21 March 2017.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. USE quality enhanced to international standards
2. Increased access and retention of disadvantaged groups to USE
3. Strengthened planning and management of USE
4. Project implementation, quality assurance, and monitoring supported
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Output 1: INSETT training activities have been attended by 13,786 teachers, equivalent to 62,329 person-days (54.40%), with female participation at 36.22 % (4,993 participants). The procurement of equipment to support for the provincial CECs has been completed in Q3/2016; as well as the procurement of English books, with delivery to be conducted in early Q2/2017. The procurement of language training equipment has likewise been completed. Five civil works out of 6 has been completed in October 2016, including: Thai Nguyen University, Hanoi Pedagogical University, Ho Chi Minh City Pedagogical University, Pedagogical Department of Tay Nguyen University, and Pedagogical Department of Can Tho University. The remaining construction in Hue Pedagogical University will be completed by October 2017. 1,558 teachers , equivalent to 6,232 person-days (41.22%), underwent in-country training in developing test matrixes and multiple-choice questions in Quarter 4 2016, of which 626 participants were female teachers.
Output 2: Construction of 133, out of 134 schools, has been completed with total of 1,068 new rooms, consisting of 793 classrooms and 275 subject rooms, and 820 gender-segregated new pit latrines, consisting of 352 for males and 468 for females. Two civil works in Tay Ninh and Bac Lieu will not be provided with construction facilities under the project: (i) Chau Thanh USS in Tay Ninh province has received government funding; and (ii) Le Van Dau USS in Bac Lieu province which package CPMU recommended to cancel due to issues in PPMU bid evaluation. Procurement for the first 3 NCB packages on provision of furniture to 57 schools has been completed. Packages for the remaining 95 schools are indicated in the procurement plan for this year's procurement. The contracts for the provision of equipment to 18 selected provincial EM boarding USSs have been completed in May 2015. The first batch of in-country training for teacher on active teaching method and positive disciplines consisted of 669 participants (52.95%), equivalent to 2,007 person-days (30.40%), was trained in Quarter 3/2016. Remaining 651 teachers are expected to receive the training in Quarter III, 2017; (ii) 1,288 participants (97.58%), equivalent to 5,152 person-days (65.05%), underwent in-country teacher training on life skills, environment and social issues, in Quarter 3/2016; (iii) In country training on ethnic minority' culture preservation courses were conducted in Q2/2015 with 308 participants (93.33%), equivalent to 1,540 person-days (77.78%).
Output 3: Recruitment of various individual consultancy packages has been completed, including contracts for USE principal standards and for training materials on capacity development of USS principals and CEC directors. The training courses for 3,829 education managers from USSs and CECs have been carried out in Q2/2015. Additional training activities will continue in Q2/2017. 787 participants, equivalent to 3,148 person-days (58.29%), have completed training in Quarter 3/2016. Additional training activities will continue in Q3/2017. An OST program on learning effective approaches to quality management will be conducted March 2017. Selection of consulting firms to conduct 3 out of 5 pilot research studies is ongoing. Remaining two pilot research studies are scheduled for next year when the new textbooks and curriculum will be available. Provision of equipment for multifunction rooms of NIEM has been completed. In-country training on development of e-learning materials was organized for 70 lecturers of training institutes for education managers in Q1/2015, where 41 (58.87%) female participation was noted. The second batch of training will be organized in Q3/2017.
Output 4: Project implementation consultants have been mobilized in Q4 2016.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Environmental Aspects||No significant impact on the environment is anticipated.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The Project will not entail land acquisition or restrict access to lands, and no relocation of people is planned.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Ethnic group plan prepared which included: (i) targets for participation by ethnic teachers in various training, (ii) ethnicity-sensitive curricula and instructional materials, (iii) training materials on life skills include analyses of key ethnic minority social issues and vulnerability, (iv) selected civil work sites located in ethnic minority areas, and (v) guidelines for block grants to support local needs.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultation with MOET, government agencies, key education development partners, and local stakeholders undertaken.|
|During Project Implementation||ADB fields biannual review missions.|
Project implementation will require consulting services in project performance monitoring and evaluation. All ADB-financed international and national consultants will be selected and engaged by the Government through a firm, using quality- and cost- based selection (80:20 ratio) and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB concerning the engagement of national consultants.
A firm has been engaged to provide an estimated 81 person-months (pm) of international consultant inputs and 236 person-months of national consultant inputs and mobilized in Q1 2016.
All consulting packages must be advertised in Consulting Services Recruitment Notice on ADB_s website, www.adb.org (https://uxdmz06.adb.org/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=XXCRS_CSRN_HOME_PAGE). The minimum advertising period is 30 days.
The government is advised to select electronic submission of Expression of Interest (EOI) to be able to cross-check companies' performance records in ADB's Consultant Management System (CMS).
All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (July 2013, as amended from time to time) and the procurement plan prepared and agreed between the Government and ADB.
For goods, international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures will be used for goods valued at $500,000 or above; national competitive bidding (NCB) procedures will be used for goods valued below $500,000 but equal $100,000 or above; and shopping procedures will be used for goods valued below $100,000. For works, international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures will be used for works valued at $5,000,000 or above; national competitive bidding (NCB) procedures will be used for works valued below $5,000,000 but equal $100,000 or above; and shopping procedures will be used for works valued below $100,000.
Before the start of any procurement ADB and the Government will review the public procurement laws of the central and state governments to ensure consistency with ADB's Procurement Guidelines.
Project civil works will consist of construction of new classrooms and other facilities (laboratories, pedagogical centers of excellence). Local government resources will finance design and construction supervision and selection and engagement of these services will follow government procedures. The civil works are spread over upper secondary schools in 33 disadvantaged provinces and procurement for civil works contracts will follow national competitive bidding (NCB) procedures. The PPMUs will ensure appropriate implementation of the civil works.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Izawa, Eiko|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Human and Social Development Division, SERD|
Ministry of Education and Training
25 Ta Quang Buu, Back Khoa
|Concept Clearance||10 Dec 2010|
|Fact Finding||12 Apr 2012 to 20 Apr 2012|
|Approval||31 Oct 2012|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||31 Mar 2017|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|31 Oct 2012||21 Dec 2012||30 Apr 2013||30 Jun 2020||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||105.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||90.00||31 Oct 2012||50.68||0.00||61%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||31 Oct 2012||45.18||0.00||55%|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Procurement Plan||Procurement Plans||Jul 2016|
|Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2015)||Audited Project Financial Statements||Jun 2016|
|Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (May 2013-December 2014)||Audited Project Financial Statements||Jun 2015|
|Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project between Socialst Republic of Viet Nam and ADB||Loan Agreement (Special Operations)||Dec 2012|
|Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project||Project/Program Administration Manual||Oct 2012|
|Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project||Gender Action Plans||Oct 2012|
|Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Oct 2012|
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