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.
|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||All the targets under DLI 5 on senior high school enrollments in non-DepEd schools as well as DLI 6 on the performance targets in procurement monitoring have been achieved. Sixteen of the 20 DLI targets under the 6 major DLIs of the program have been achieved. Given the change in priority of the new DepEd administration, the DLI targets under DLI 4 on consideration of the use of public-private partnership modality for DepEd senior high school infrastructure was replaced (via restructuring) by a target under DLI 3, which aims to meet the minimum service standard for DepEd senior high school student-classroom ratio to at least 60%. The DLI on the TVL policy are almost complete while the DLI on the student-classroom ratio have recently been achieved. The two remaining DLIs are outcome DLIs.|
|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)||
RA 1: The minimum service standards for teacher-student ratio for math and science teachers were achieved in at least 85% and 50% of DepEd SHSs.
RA 2: The minimum service standard for student-classroom ratio is achieved in at least 60% of DepEd SHSs.
RA 3: The SHS voucher program is ongoing with at least 40% SHS enrollments in non-DepEd schools. SHS voucher manual has been finalized. An assessment of the voucher program was initiated with technical assistance support from ADB and results are being finalized.
RA 4: Technical assistance is continuously being provided to DepEd particularly on public financial management, technical-vocational education, teacher development, career guidance, school-based management, and voucher program review. Assessments on safeguards systems are also being done.
|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
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||25 Mar 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|15 Dec 2014||10 Feb 2015||22 Apr 2015||30 Jun 2020||30 Jun 2021||-|
|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||15 Dec 2014||260.00||0.00||87%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||15 Dec 2014||260.00||0.00||87%|
|Status of Covenants|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Senior High School Support Program: Audited Entity Financial Statements (January-December 2016)||Documents Produced Under Grant/Loans/TA||Dec 2018|
|Senior High School Support Program: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2016)||Audited Project Financial Statements||Aug 2017|
|Senior High School Support Program: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2015)||Audited Project Financial Statements||Dec 2016|
|Loan Agreement for Senior High School Support Program - Results Based Lending||Loan Agreement (Ordinary Resources)||Feb 2015|
|Senior High School Support Program: Report and Recommendation of the President||Reports and Recommendations of the President||Nov 2014|
|Education Improvement Sector Development Program||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Nov 2012|
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||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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No tenders for this project were found.
|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 2016 AND DLI 3 2019||Loan 3237||20 Nov 2019||VARIOUS||VARIOUS PHILIPPINES||Department of Education||OTHERS||20,000,000.00||20,000,000.00|
|ADVANCED ACHIEVEMENT OF DLI 5 FOR 2019||Loan 3237||03 Sep 2018||VARIOUS||VARIOUS PHILIPPINES||Department of Education||OTHERS||25,000,000.00||25,000,000.00|
|ACHIEVEMENT OF DLI1 2016 AND DLI1 2017||Loan 3237||11 Apr 2018||VARIOUS||VARIOUS PHILIPPINES||Department of Education||OTHERS||50,000,000.00||50,000,000.00|
|ACHIEVEMENT OF DLI3 FOR 2018||Loan 3237||27 Mar 2018||VARIOUS||VARIOUS PHILIPPINES||Department of Education||OTHERS||20,000,000.00||20,000,000.00|
|ACHIEVVEMENT OF DLI5 FOR 2018||Loan 3237||22 Dec 2017||VARIOUS||VARIOUS PHILIPPINES||Department of Education||OTHERS||30,000,000.00||30,000,000.00|
|FULL ACHIEVEMENT OF DLI3 FOR 2016||Loan 3237||05 Dec 2017||VARIOUS||VARIOUS PHILIPPINES||Department of Education||OTHERS||11,250,000.00||11,250,000.00|
|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||3,400,000.00||3,400,000.00|
None currently available.