Viet Nam: Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project

Sovereign Project | 42275-013 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Thomas, Elaine C. Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Viet Nam
Modality
  • Loan
Sector
  • Education
 
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
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / 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
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Ongoing project implementation. Midterm review conducted on 10-21 March 2017.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
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.

Geographical Location

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 Thomas, Elaine C.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education and Training
[email protected]
25 Ta Quang Buu, Back Khoa
Hanoi, Vietnan

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2017

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 50.68 0.00 61%
Counterpart 15.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 31 Oct 2012 45.40 0.00 55%

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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: Social Monitoring Report on Project Impact on Ethnic Minorities Social Monitoring Reports May 2017
Second Upper Secondary Education Development Project Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Apr 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: 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Oct 2012

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
SIGNED CONTRACT FOR OST: DEVELOPMENT OF CAPACITY MANAGERS OF UPPER SEC EDUCATION Loan 2929 01 Feb 2017 CENTER FOR MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT 3RD FLOOR, FLC LANDMARK TOWER, MY DINH 2 NAM TU LIEM DISTRICT, HANOI VIET NAM,SOC REP OF Ministry of Education and Training Consultancy 125,998.00 125,998.00
VARIOUS CONTRACTS FOR Q4 2016 Loan 2929 01 Feb 2017 VARIOUS VARIOUS VIET NAM,SOC REP OF Ministry of Education and Training Others 270,488.49 271,098.76
SIGNED CONTRACT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF 6 CLASSROOMS & 2 SUBJECT ROOMS IN GANH HAO UPPER SEC SCHOOL, BAC LIEU PROVINCE Loan 2929 12 Jan 2017 MINH PHU CONSTRUCTION CO-OPERATIVE PHUOC THANH GROUP, PHUOC LONG COMMUNE PHUOC LONG DISTRICT, BAC LIEU VIET NAM,SOC REP OF Ministry of Education and Training Construction 206,888.37 185,128.37
SIGNED CONTRACT FOR PROVISION OF FURNITURE TO NEWLY-CONSTRUCTED FACILITIES (PHASE 1A) Loan 2929 12 Jan 2017 NGOC DIEP PRODUCTION AND TRADING COMPANY LTD 118 NGUYEN DU ST., HAI BA TRUNG DISTRICT HANOI VIET NAM,SOC REP OF Ministry of Education and Training Supply of Goods 420,162.92 379,386.70
SIGNED CONTRACT FOR PROVISION OF FURNITURE TO NEWLY CONSTRUCTED FACILITIES (PHASE 1B) Loan 2929 12 Jan 2017 PHUONG NAM MATERIAL EQUIPMENT JS COMPANY 104 NGUYEN KHANG ST., YEN HOA WARD CAU GIAY DISTRICT, HANOI VIET NAM,SOC REP OF Ministry of Education and Training Supply of Goods 423,080.77 380,602.71
SIGNED CONTRACT FOR PROVISION OF FURNITURE TO NEWLY CONSTRUCTED FACILITIES (PHASE 1C) Loan 2929 12 Jan 2017 MINH TUONG PHAT TRADING & PRODUCTION CO. LTD. 62A, 1A NATIONAL ROAD, TRUNG AN COMMUNE MY THO CITY, TIEN GIANG VIET NAM,SOC REP OF Ministry of Education and Training Supply of Goods 429,284.15 390,142.68

Procurement Plan