46505-001: National Education Planning and Management | Asian Development Bank

Regional: National Education Planning and Management

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46505-001 Status: Active

The proposed TA will enhance national capacity to plan and manage education services by building capacity of national FSM and RMI Fovernments to improve education sector strategic planning, budget management, education data management, monitoring and evaluation, and policy formulation. Strong data management systems and utilization of evidence for decision-making are the focus efforts that will help strengthen strategic management, understanding, and utilization of limited education resources. Efforts are just beginning in FSM and RMI to review data, evaluating the appropriateness of the nation's education data systems, the soundness of processes used, whether manual or computerized, and evaluating reliability of inputs and the verifiability of data various points of entry.

As agreed upon with national education institutions in FSM and RMI, the proposed TA would focus on the following areas of education planning and management:

(i) Improving education sector strategic planning

Project Details

Project Officer
Thonden, Chimi Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name National Education Planning and Management
Project Number 46505-001
Country Regional
Micronesia, Federated States of
Marshall Islands
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8552-REG: National Education Planning and Management
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
TA 8552-REG: National Education Planning and Management (Supplementary)
Global Partnership for Education Fund US$ 436,802.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description

The proposed TA will enhance national capacity to plan and manage education services by building capacity of national FSM and RMI Fovernments to improve education sector strategic planning, budget management, education data management, monitoring and evaluation, and policy formulation. Strong data management systems and utilization of evidence for decision-making are the focus efforts that will help strengthen strategic management, understanding, and utilization of limited education resources. Efforts are just beginning in FSM and RMI to review data, evaluating the appropriateness of the nation's education data systems, the soundness of processes used, whether manual or computerized, and evaluating reliability of inputs and the verifiability of data various points of entry.

As agreed upon with national education institutions in FSM and RMI, the proposed TA would focus on the following areas of education planning and management:

(i) Improving education sector strategic planning

(ii) Strengthening education budget management

(iii) Better education data systems for decision-making

(iv) Monitoring and Evaluation for better decision-making

(v) Strengthened policy formulation

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed TA is consistent with ADB's Pacific Approach 2010 -2014, which specifies improved education management of services to improve quality of education as one of the priorities. The TA will improve strategic planning processes, management and utilization of data for better decision-making and policy development.
Impact Improved quality of education services in the FSM and the RMI
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Enhanced national capacity to plan and manage education services
Progress Toward Outcome The TA is making good progress in supporting national education offices to better plan and manage their education services -- focusing primarily on data management and strategic planning currently.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Improved education sector strategic planning

2. Strengthened education budget management

3. Improved education data management systems for better decision making

4. Monitoring and evaluation for better decision making

5. Improved policy formulation

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. Education sector consultations and analysis conducted in all states and inclusive of outer islands in 2017. Draft sector plan to be done in late 2017 early 2018.

2. Budgetary management strengthened but ongoing process. New IQBE project (Grants 0535/0536/0537-REG: Improving Quality Basic Education in the North Pacific) brings additional resources for priority areas in basic education.

3. New Marshall Islands education management information system (MIEMIS) established in RMI. New Federated States of Micronesia education management information system (FSMEMIS) being established in FSM. Capacity development of officials in data management and analysis ongoing process.

4. Monitoring and evaluation capacity work begun through teachers' academies and to continue under IQBE.

Geographical Location Marshall Islands - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Initial discussions began on conceptualizing the assistance in March and in May 2013. During the TA reconnaissance/fact-finding mission on 3 to 19 September 2013, relevant government authorities and officers (including teachers) at the national and state levels, non-government organizations, development partners including US Compact, AUSAID, JICA and relevant private sectors were consulted by the mission concerning the TA.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will require a total of 44 person-months of consultant services (20 person-months international and 24 person-months national). ADB will engage a consultant firm(s) following the fixed budget selection and simplified technical proposals in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The consultant inputs will be on an intermittent basis, responding to government requirements and progress made during implementation.
Procurement Procurement will follow ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Thonden, Chimi
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Education
P. O. Box PS87, Palikir, Pohnpei
Ministry of Education
Majuro, P.O. Box 3
Marshall Islands
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Oct 2013
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 12 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2017

TA 8552-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Dec 2013 28 Mar 2014 28 Mar 2014 31 Jan 2018 31 Jan 2020 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 436,802.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,236,802.00 12 Dec 2013 666,994.26

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Tenders

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$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 8552 02 Sep 2016 Inno-Change International Consultants, Inc. (Philippines) in Association with DLSU-La Sallian Institute of Development & Educational Research (Philippines) UG7 Palm Towers, Tower B, 7706 St.Paul R Makati, Metro Manila 1203, Philippines Department of Education 338498

Procurement Plan

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