|Project Name||Education Improvement Sector Development Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Education - Pre-primary and primary - Secondary
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||
Implementation of the PPTA began in September 2012, when the Secondary Education Policy, System Reform and Finance Specialist/PPTA Team Leader came on board, although technical work began only in October 2012, as the Team Leader was largely engaged in administrative tasks, such as establishing the PPTA office (office space provided by DepEd in its complex). The PPTA was implemented using a mix of individual consultants and a firm.
Ernst & Young was mobilized in March 2013 to undertake work on the development of an infrastructure development plan for senior secondary schools as part of its development of the PPP roadmap for the education sector. A number of individual consultants and resource persons were tapped to help develop the ensuing loan program.
The work of the PPTA was overseen by the DepEd Executive Committee (ExeCom) under the direction of the Secretary of Education. There was no specific project counterpart for the PPTA, although the PPTA team worked closely with relevant Undersecretaries and Advisors. The PPTA team held a number of meetings with various Undersecretaries and several meetings with the ExeCom.
The ensuing loan was shifted from a sector development program to a results-based lending modality as the Senior High School Support Program, which was approved on 15 December 2014. The TA closed on 30 June 2015.
|Consulting Services||The PPTA recruited individual consultants and a consulting firm (QCBS, 80:20) to implement the PPTA. Consultant engagement was sequenced to ensure timely delivery of ADB support. Consultant requirements were estimated at 34.5 person-months of international consultant inputs and 50.5 person-months of national consultant inputs. Consultant recruitment were phased. Some international and national consultants have been engaged as individual consultants and were recruited by January 2012: (i) the Secondary Education Policy, System Reform and Finance specialists; (ii) the Education Facilities and Infrastructure PPP specialists; and (iii) the Education Service Delivery PPP specialists.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||LaRocque, Norman I.A.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Human and Social Development Division, SERD|
Department of Education
2nd Floor, Rizal Building
Department of Education, DepED Complex
Meralco Avenue, Pasig City
|Approval||09 Dec 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||17 Sep 2015|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|09 Dec 2011||06 Jan 2012||06 Jan 2012||30 Jun 2013||30 Jun 2015||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,500,000.00||313,170.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,813,170.00||09 Dec 2011||1,716,997.35|
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