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Philippines: Secondary Education Support Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 45089-004 Status: Active

The program will support the implementation of system-wide secondary education reforms in the Philippines during 2019 to 2023. It is part of the Asian Development Bank's support to the government's Kindergarten to grade 12 Basic Education program. The program builds on and complements ADB's ongoing Senior High School Support Program, which contributes to the implementation of an effective senior high school system in the country. The program will improve secondary level student learning outcomes and completion rates by (I) improving the quality and relevance of the secondary education program, (ii) improving the quality of secondary school teachers, and (iii) strengthening secondary education sector management.

Project Details

Project Officer
Yamakawa, Yumiko Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Philippines
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Secondary Education Support Program
Project Number 45089-004
Country Philippines
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3790-PHI: Secondary Education Support Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Secondary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The program will support the implementation of system-wide secondary education reforms in the Philippines during 2019 to 2023. It is part of the Asian Development Bank's support to the government's Kindergarten to grade 12 Basic Education program. The program builds on and complements ADB's ongoing Senior High School Support Program, which contributes to the implementation of an effective senior high school system in the country. The program will improve secondary level student learning outcomes and completion rates by (I) improving the quality and relevance of the secondary education program, (ii) improving the quality of secondary school teachers, and (iii) strengthening secondary education sector management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Despite the modest gains in enrolment and completion compared to 1990 levels, the country's secondary education system continues to face access challenges. In school year 2015/16, junior high school net enrolment and completion rates were only 68% and 74%, respectively. In the same school year, only 6 of 10 secondary-school aged children belonging to the poorest 20% of households were in JHS, compared to 9 in the richest 20%. Girls continue to outperform boys in most junior high school indicators based on SY 2015/16 sex-disaggregated data. Challenges in quality remain, as evidenced by low learning achievement of students. Many secondary schools under the DepEd do not have enough specialized teachers in core subjects due to difficulties recruiting and deploying subject specialists. Inadequate equipment, tools, and learning materials limit the teachers' (and students') ability to adequately teacher (and learn) the specialized subjects. DepEd recognizes the need to reinvigorate and expand effective school-community partnerships and improve the system of assessing each school's school-based management practice given its proven link to school and student learning improvement.
Impact Opportunities for human development equalized
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Secondary level student learning outcomes and completion rates improved
Progress Toward Outcome The project was declared effective on 29 August 2019 and inception mission was fielded in January 2020.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Quality and relevance of the secondary education program improved

Quality of secondary education teachers improved

Secondary education sector management strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Some disbursement-linked indicators (DLIs) for 2019 and 2020 are expected to be achieved, subject to verification, while others are expected to be delayed. Technical assistance support is being provided to help achieve specific DLIs.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive consultations through workshops, focused group discussions and key informant interviews were held with : 1) Department of Education management and staff at all levels (Central office, regional office, schools division office, representative schools) ; 2) representatives from key stakeholders especially at the school level (parents, local government unit, industry partners); 3) government oversight agencies (including Department of Budget and Management, National Economic and Development Authority, Department of Finance, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority); 4) key representatives from the private sector (including representatives from private schools, NGOs), and development partners. The comprehensive discussions and policy fora organized resulted in the generation of key issues and challenges in secondary education that need to be addressed and prioritized in order to achieve the development goals, medium-term directions, priorities and strategies in basic education. These subsequently informed the design of the disbursement-linked indicators that will be included as part of the key results areas of the program.
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Yamakawa, Yumiko
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
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 Jan 2016
Fact Finding 21 May 2018 to 01 Jun 2018
MRM 16 Aug 2018
Approval 23 May 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Mar 2020

Loan 3790-PHI

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 May 2019 03 Jun 2019 29 Aug 2019 30 Jun 2024 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 24,077.40 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 23 May 2019 15.00 0.00 5%
Counterpart 23,777.40 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 May 2019 75.00 0.00 25%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - Unsatisfactory - Unsatisfactory

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Tenders

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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 5.1 PRIOR RESULTS 2018 Loan 3790 10 Aug 2020 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 24SIG PHILIPPINES Department of Education OTHERS 15,000,000.00 15,000,000.00

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