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Philippines: Senior High School Support Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 45089-002 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Perez, Lynnette Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Philippines
  • Loan
  • Education
Project Name Senior High School Support Program
Project Number 45089-002
Country Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3237-PHI: Senior High School Support Program (formerly Education Improvement Sector Development Program)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
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
Project Outcome
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.
Implementation Progress
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.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
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
Executing Agencies
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

Loan 3237-PHI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
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%
Counterpart 4,110.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 15 Dec 2014 260.00 0.00 87%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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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 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.

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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$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
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

Procurement Plan

None currently available.