Philippines: Senior High School Support Program
The Asian Development Bank is working with the Philippines to undertake sweeping reforms of the school system that will assist in the addition of two years of senior high school. The project is helping to develop senior high school curriculums, build and improve schools, and develop a voucher system to help students with tuition costs. About 5.9 million students who are expected to enter high school in the next 3 years are benefitting from the program.
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|Project Name||Senior High School Support Program|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Loan
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Education / Secondary
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy|
|Impact||Employment of SHS graduates and those with some SHS enhanced|
|Description of Outcome||Effective SHS system established and implemented|
|Progress Toward Outcome||On the Learning outcomes in Math and Science, as measured by mean percentage score on national achievement test, the 2019 grade 12 national achievement test showed only partial achievement. On the technical and vocational skills certification rate, the targets were exceeded by at least 50 percentage points. On cohort survival rates, DepEd is currently refining the formula used for the cohort survival rate so this has yet to be determined as of September 2020. theh final outcome indicator is on the increased proportion of SHS students in non-DepEd Senior High Schools have already been achieved.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Results area 4: Basic education management, fiduciary, and safeguards systems strengthened
Results Area 1: Quality of DepEd SHS program improved
Results Area 2: Minimum service standard for school facilities in DepEd SHSs achieved
Results area 3: SHS voucher program developed and implemented
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Fully achieved DLIs. As of 22 September 2020, 19 of the 20 DLIs have been fully achieved. The latest DLI to be achieved is the Exit Assessment passing rate for technical-vocational-livelihood students in DepEd senior high schools, with 95.73% passing rate, or 45 percentage points higher than the target. The passing rate for males and females also surpassed the 45% target.
Partially achieved DLI. Based on the results of the schoolyear 2018-2019 Basic Education Exit Assessment released in 2020, the Grade 12 students' overall and gender-specific mean percentage scores did not fully meet the DLI targets.However, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, DepEd will most likely not be able to administer the Exit Assessment this coming school year and will therefore not be able to determine whether they can fully achieve the DLI target in 2021. As an alternative option, DepEd presented their intention to request adding an outcome DLI on increased gross enrolment rate for delivery in 2021. This will still be subject to approval by the government and ADB.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Representatives from different units of the Department of Education as well as from the Departments of Finance, Budget and Management and the National Economic and Development Authority were consulted, engaged and involved in the design of the program. Coordination with development partners were also undertaken to ensure complementarity of support to the overall K to 12 program of the government|
|During Project Implementation||Semi-annual review missions are conducted which involves consultation and discussions with stakeholders from both public and private senior high schools, Department of Education schools divisions and regions, and implementing units at the central office. The mission is to primarily identify good or best practices worthy of replication and identify issues and challenges that they are confronted with which can be addressed either by the Department of Education or by other government agencies and which the CDTA can also support.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Perez, Lynnette|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Human and Social Development Division, SERD|
Department of Education
Ms. Bella O. Marinas
2nd Floor, Rizal Building
Department of Education, DepED Complex
Meralco Avenue, Pasig City
|Concept Clearance||05 Dec 2011|
|Fact Finding||10 Mar 2014 to 19 Jun 2014|
|MRM||23 Sep 2014|
|Approval||15 Dec 2014|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Oct 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|15 Dec 2014||10 Feb 2015||22 Apr 2015||30 Jun 2020||30 Jun 2022||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||4,410.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||300.00||07 Sep 2021||275.00||0.00||92%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||07 Sep 2021||275.00||0.00||92%|
|Status of Covenants|
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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|
|Senior High School Support Program: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July 2020-March 2021)||Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports||May 2021|
|Senior High School Support Program: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report||Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports||Jun 2020|
|Senior High School Support Program: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report||Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports||Nov 2019|
|Senior High School Support Program: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report||Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports||Dec 2018|
|Senior High School Support Program: Program Safeguard Systems Assessment||Program Safeguard Systems Assessments||Oct 2014|
Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
None currently available.
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Philippines: Senior High School Support Program - Project Brief||Papers and Briefs||Sep 2016|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|ACHIEVEMENT OF DLI 2 2019 REF DEPED LETTER DATED 8SEP2020 RECEIVED 21SEP20||Loan 3237||21 Sep 2020||DEPED||PASIG CITY PHILIPPINES||Department of Education||OTHERS||15000000||15000000|
|ACHIEVEMENT OF DLI 2 2016 AND DLI 3 2019||Loan 3237||20 Nov 2019||VARIOUS||VARIOUS PHILIPPINES||Department of Education||OTHERS||20000000.00||20000000.00|
|ADVANCED ACHIEVEMENT OF DLI 5 FOR 2019||Loan 3237||03 Sep 2018||VARIOUS||VARIOUS PHILIPPINES||Department of Education||OTHERS||25000000||25000000|
|ACHIEVEMENT OF DLI1 2016 AND DLI1 2017||Loan 3237||11 Apr 2018||VARIOUS||VARIOUS PHILIPPINES||Department of Education||OTHERS||50000000||50000000|
|ACHIEVEMENT OF DLI3 FOR 2018||Loan 3237||27 Mar 2018||VARIOUS||VARIOUS PHILIPPINES||Department of Education||OTHERS||20000000||20000000|
|ACHIEVVEMENT OF DLI5 FOR 2018||Loan 3237||22 Dec 2017||VARIOUS||VARIOUS PHILIPPINES||Department of Education||OTHERS||30000000||30000000|
|FULL ACHIEVEMENT OF DLI3 FOR 2016||Loan 3237||05 Dec 2017||VARIOUS||VARIOUS PHILIPPINES||Department of Education||OTHERS||11250000||11250000|
|DLI 6 FOR 2018: AT LEAST 35% PROPORTION OF DEPED D IVISIONS AND REGIONS SUBMITTING APCPI ON TIME||Loan 3237||27 Oct 2017||VARIOUS||VARIOUS PHILIPPINES||Department of Education||OTHERS||3400000||3400000|
None currently available.