Viet Nam: Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project

Sovereign Project | 42275-013 Status: Active

Summary

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.

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Project Name Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project
Project Number 42275-013
Country Viet Nam
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2929-VIE: Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 90.00 million
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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome Improved readiness of USS graduates for tertiary and vocational career development
Progress Toward Outcome Ongoing project implementation. Last review mission fielded in August 2015.
Implementation Progress
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:

Contracts for the first two packages for overseas short-term training courses on curriculum and textbook drafting skills have been awarded in June 2015. The training of these 2 OST courses have also been organized and completed in September 2015 and November 2015. For the last package, which provides training for 45 core specialists, results of technical proposal evaluation is under review by MOET. Expected contract signing by end January 2016.

CPMU, in cooperation with relevant department (General Department of Teacher and Managers; Department of Secondary Education) to provide training to 365 trainees on development of students' capacity for managers, teachers and TTU lecturers; 2,486 trainees on 9 courses for USS managers and teachers on organizing/teaching integrated topics and subjects; and 133 participants on curriculum development for USS teachers, managers, and TTU lecturers.

As initially designed, provision of textbooks and development of instructional materials based on the new USE curriculum will be implemented from 2014 to 2018. However, due to the unavailability of the new curriculum and textbook, the CPMU has not yet implemented this activity. The next review mission will further assess the exact timing of MOET's completion of the development of the new curriculum and text books and if they will be further delayed, the partial cancellation of this subcomponent will be discussed.

Procurement for lab equipment and teaching aids is expected to commence in 2017. Training materials for the guidelines on USE renewal and general curriculum are under preparation, and expected to be issued in June 2016. The OST course for 15 core teachers and vice principals in charge of academics is currently deferred, under review of MOET.

Evaluation of bids ongoing for procurement of teaching and practice equipment. Provision of textbooks and teaching materials for libraries is expected to start in 2017, depending on the development of new curriculum and textbooks.

The procurement of books is awaiting the fielding of the national and international foreign language training consultants who will prepare the list of English teaching books available and recommend list of books to be used in USSs for the improvement of listening-speaking skills to form an NCB package estimated at $270,000. Bidding documents for an ICB package for procurement of language training equipment have been approved for issuance. Training materials for the in-country training for core English teachers have been completed. Training is expected to start in March 2016.

The social monitoring reports of all 6 universities/pedagogical departments have been approved and disclosed by ADB to the ADB website. Three contracts out of 6 civil works for universities/pedagogical departments have been awarded beginning September 2015. OST for 15 TTU lecturers and academic staff of pedagogical universities has been provided in September 2015 in Germany.

The development of training materials for 8 subject areas has been completed. Training is expected to commence in 2016. Additional 12 articles on improving teaching quality for subjects have been posted in journals/newspapers.

Detail implementation plans for in-country in-service training programs for teachers to guide students' self-study have been prepared and approved. The training courses will commence in Q2 2016. The training materials on self-study guidelines to students of the first 9 subject areas have been completed. Provision of training materials for CEC teachers (8 subjects, grade 10) and development of instruction materials to CECs teachers are currently under preparation for the training in 2016.

Output 2:

135 Social Monitoring Reports for 135 newly built schools have been approved by ADB and disclosed on ADB website. With the introduction of harmonized NCB documents, CPMU is assisting PPMUs to procure using the updated documents and in the development of bid evaluation reports, and contract signing. Bidding documents for the procurement of furniture for newly constructed facilities are under preparation.

Procurement of equipment has been completed and provided to 18 selected provincial EM boarding USSs in May 2015.

As in the Project design, the CPMU plans to develop and provide sign language for deaf students. The Mission requests the CPMU to carefully conduct the survey and needs assessment on the number of benefited USS deaf students. Also, it is noted that the Project implementation consultants, who expected to field sometimes end of this year, will help the CPMU in realistic implementation action plan for this activities.

Various contracts on development of training materials for (i) active teaching method and disciplines; (ii) life skills, environment and social issues; and (iii) ethnic minority' culture preservation were awarded. The development of training materials was completed. The training on ethnic minority' culture preservation was provided for 308 teachers of 33 project province. It is expected that remain training courses for teachers will commence in Q2 2016.

These activities are re-scheduled to implement in 2016 with the support and consulting inputs from the national and international consultants specialized in private-public partnership. The training for 600 teachers from private USSs will be implemented in Q4/2017.

Output 3:

Various ICS packages in the recruitment of individual consultants have been completed. In-country training for principals are under preparation and approval of MOET. Training for CEC directors is expected to commence in Q1 2016.

Provision of block grants will commence upon mobilization of project implementation consultants.

Consulting documents for various research and studies are under preparation.

The provision of equipment for multifunction room for NIEM has been completed in Q4 2014. The in-country training on development of e-learning materials was implemented for 70 lecturers of training institutes for education managers. It is expected that, the second batch of training will be implemented in 2016.

Output 4:

The recruitment of loan implementation consultants through QCBS has been completed end December 2015. Mobilization of consultants commenced in Q1 2016.

The procurement of equipment for 63 CECs has been delayed for due to the requirement from the MOET to rearrange the list of equipment for this package to link with other on-going projects. The CPMU informed the Mission that the Bidding Document was approved by ADB and MOET and now is under public advertisement for bids. The CPMU has conducted research on the updated available equipment for foreign language learning in the market. Also, needs assessment analysis was surveyed with 63 benefited USSs.

A combined audited project financial statements (APFS) were submitted to ADB on 18 June 2015, well ahead of the deadline. The audit report rendered an unqualified auditor's opinion for fiscal year 2013-2014. Initial OSFMD and SEOD review recommended unacceptability of the initial submission due to (i) financial reporting standards not clearly stated in the Notes to the APFS; and (ii) the Note on Expenditures does not reconcile with the APFS; and (iii) some minor errors which were later on clarified and accepted by ADB. The APFS has been disclosed in the ADB website in compliance with the Public Communications Policy. Audit report for FY2015 is due for submission to ADB by 30 June 2016.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B

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.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

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).

Procurement

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 Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Eiko Izawa
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education and Training
[email protected]
32 Hai Ba Trung St., Hoan Kiem Dist
Hanoi, Vietnman

Timetable

Concept Clearance 10 Dec 2010
Fact Finding 12 Apr 2012 to 20 Apr 2012
MRM -
Approval 31 Oct 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Loan 2929-VIE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
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 39.11 0.00 47%
Counterpart 15.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 31 Oct 2012 25.68 0.00 31%

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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Soc Trang Province Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Bac Lieu Province Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Tien Giang Province Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Hau Giang Province Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Tra Vinh Province Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Gia Lai Province Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Yen Bai Province Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Lao Cai Province Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Son La Province Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Ha Tinh Province Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Nghe An Province Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Tay Ninh Province Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Hoa Binh Province Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Phu Yen Province Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: An Giang Province Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Thanh Hoa Province Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project: Kon Tum Province Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Feb 2015
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Binh Dinh Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Lam Dong Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Binh Phuoc Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Tuyen Quang Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Dak Lak Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Dien Bien Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Bac Kan Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Cao Bang Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Ha Giang Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Ben Tre Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Lai Chau Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Nov 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Quang Tri Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Lai Chau Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project -Soc Trang Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Binh Thuan Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Lao Cai Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Dak Lak Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Ninh Thuan Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Dak Nong Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Quang Nam Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project - Ha Giang Province: Social Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Oct 2014
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Oct 2012

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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