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Cambodia: Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47136-003 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is working with Cambodia to improve access to quality upper secondary education. The program is supporting the government's efforts to improve the quality of its human resources to sustain Cambodia's economic development and enhance its competitiveness.

Project Details

Project Officer
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Country
  • Cambodia
Modality
  • Loan
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program
Project Number 47136-003
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3426-CAM: Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program (formerly Strengthening Secondary Education and Teaching of Math and Science)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 15.00 million
Loan 3427-CAM: Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program (formerly Strengthening Secondary Education and Teaching of Math and Science)
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 30.00 million
TA 9178-CAM: Accelerating Policy Reforms in Secondary Education
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development - Secondary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The program is the response of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to the government's vision of improving the quality of its human resources to sustain Cambodia's economic development and enhance its competitiveness. This will be achieved by supporting sequenced reforms aimed at improving the effectiveness of upper secondary education (USE). The program will (i) support initiatives to improve access to, quality of, and relevance of USE; and (ii) strengthen institutional capacity for planning, management, and delivery of education. While the policy reforms will be applied nationwide, most of the project activities will be implemented in seven disadvantaged provinces.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy While there was substantial progress in increasing access to basic education over the last 10 years, significant challenges remain at the USE level. The USE gross enrollment rate declined from 32.9% (30.1% female) in SY2010/11 to 25.1% (26.0% female) in SY2015/16. This dismal performance is more particularly pronounced in disadvantaged provinces, with recorded average gross enrollment below 20% as of SY 2013/2014. Grade 12 dropout rates reached an all-time high of 45% (42% female) in SY 2015/16, an increase of 34.9 percentage points (32.2 percentage points for females) from SY 2011/12. Completion rates for USE remained low at 20% in SY 2014/15. Through the USESDP, ADB will help the government address the problems of low access, low quality and relevance of upper secondary education and the lack of institutional capacity to plan, deliver and manage education services. USESDP is aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy, 20142018 for Cambodia which in turn is in line with the governments priorities on expanding access to, and improving the relevance and quality of, secondary education.
Impact High-quality human resources developed (Education Strategic Plan, 2014- 2018)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Effectiveness of the USE system improved
Progress Toward Outcome

As of 12 December 2019:

a. 2018/19: GER of USE increased from 25.1% to 28.1% (female: increased from 26.0% to 31.2%)

b. 2018/19: Promotion rate from grade 10 to grade 11 increased from 82.2% to 84.7% (female: increased from 83.2% to 85.5%)

c. 2018/19: Promotion rate from grade 11 to grade 12 increased from 88.8% to 92.0% (female: increased from 89.0% to 93.4%)

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Access to USE improved

Quality and relevance of USE improved

Institutional capacity for planning, management, and delivery of education strengthened

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

Program Loan completed

Program Loan completed

673 (F=214, 31.80%) or 149.56% of the target received M&E training during 6 three-day training workshops with follow-up support.

Followed up & coached 81 SRSs & networks the development & use of M&E tools & framework (188, F=148= 78%): 04-27 Nov 2019

SRS M&E framework & tools drafted & consulted (May 18), piloted in 10 SRSs (July 18), finalized (Sept 18) and approved (Dec 18 )

6 three-day training workshops completed: 1st workshop (18-20 Jan 2019, 83, F=8) in Siem Reap, 2nd workshop (06-09 Feb 2019, 84 ,F=11) in Kampong Chhnang; 3rd workshop (09-11 May 2019, 80, F=6) in Kampong Cham; 4th workshop (13-15 June 2019, 82, F=8) in Kampong Speu, 5th workshop (20-22 June 2019, 82, F=12) in Prey Veng, 6th workshop (20-22 Jun 2019) in Prey Veng (82, F=12).

Examined and verified the SRS M&E framework data 2019-2023 after the training. Developed Action Plan of the DME for 2020

802 people (F=141, 17.58%) trained to build EMIS capacity in 12 training workshops at school levels in 12 provinces

The new server equipment SQL to upgrade EMIS was delivered and installed in Dec 2018.

A manual on data management and data analysis was developed, finalized and approved on 01 August 2019

The training on data management, data analysis and data use was conducted at school level in 10 provinces: Pursat (17- 21 Sep 2018, 51, F=8); Kampong Chhnang (02- 05 Oct 2018, 56, F=8); Battambang (02- 05 Oct 2018, 56, F=8); Banteaymeanchey (04- 07 Dec 2018, 53, F=9) females ); Kampong Cham (17- 20 Dec 2018, 44, F=11); Kampong Thom (24- 27 Apr 2019, 62, F=18); Takeo (23- 26 Apr 2019, 56, F=9); Siem Reap (09- 12 May 2019, 65, F=11); Takeo (23-26 May 2019, 56, F=9); Svay Rieng (22-25 Oct, 62, F=11)

EMIS team conducted the follow up to target schools twice to monitor the implementation of training.

A 6-day training on school management conducted by NIEI to School directors, Deputy school directors, senior staff and Technical Group Leaders _TGL_ (58, F=5): 18-23 Nov 2019

INSET curriculum for the training of school principals and SBM Manual was integrated and harmonized among NIE, TTD and DGSE in Aug 2018.

The PRESET and INSET of school based management are harmonized and translated. These are to be reviewed, finalized and training is to be conducted by NIEI. Training need analysis and design training contents completed done by NIEI, PRI and NIE- C.

DIT: Various pieces of equipment already supplied.

Strategic Plan/roadmap for DIT drafted.

The supply and installation of 24 TOW for Science and Math to 24 SRSs is separated into 2 lots - Lot 1: 720 tablets & 24 sets of mobile tablet changing cart, Lot 2: 24 sets of accessories.

24 TOW for Science and Math to 24 SRSs is being delivered (30%), with the delivery to be completed by week 2 of Dec 2019

Developed 2 Baseline Studies on ICT & data literacy for (i) USS students, (ii) USS teachers

Consulting contract to help strengthen the IT system, assessing and strengthen content portal and ICT training for teacher was re-advertised on 8 August 2019 (TOR and budget was revised). PRC was held on 09 Dec 2019.

DoPo: An international consultant for capacity development for policy formulation and policy implementation was recruited and mobilized on 02 May 2019.

The TA to help DoPo to build capacity need assessment, modality of the capacity training, the training material on policy formulation, policy implementation and policy monitoring and evaluation.

The pre-planned of 5-day training (16-20 Dec) by Int. TA was cancelled due to TA's health problem. The M&E policy tools planned to be tested (23-25 Dec)

ERC: ERC: Data collection tools developed & data collected in the target provinces for the following research:

-Spatial Analysis of SRS: Data entry in SPSS (40%)

-IBL Implementation at High School: A Survey of challenges & opportunities among Science teachers at SRS. Data transcription (40%)

Journal: The articles from different authors were submitted to ERC to be published in Cambodian Education Review (CER) special issue. The Journal in English was printed and the one in Khmer is in the final editing by the authors.

Policy Brief: 2 policy briefs: (i) PISA-D (in English) is ready for printing, it is being translated into Khmer, (ii) School leadership in Primary school: English version is being revised by the authors after experts' review.

Annual Research Forum: The STEM forum conducted on 13 Nov 2019 at Chbar Ampoeuv SRS ( 84, F =19)

36 SRSs (75% of the target) and 181 networks schools (75% of the target) provided SIF (1st payment to 217 schools in March 2017, 2nd payment released in December 2018).

The SIF disbursement to school was done through bank to bank transfer.

Prepared budget request for SIF for 2019-2020 to 297 schools. The request has been approved. The schools' account are being checked (DGSE & FU)

The reports (progress, liquidation, new AOP plan) and new timetable to use science laboratories are being collected.

Training for SRSs was conducted in Q1

Monitoring and coaching of SRS conducted in Q2, 2018

2018

Supplement FM manual (SFMM) or Project Financial Management Manual (PFMM) was finalized and approved; 1st draft of SFMM was completed at the end of Dec 2018, internally reviewed and discussed three times, final review was on 3rd July 2019, endorsed by Project Director on 18 Jul 19 and received ADB's NOL on 6 Aug 2019

Trained 21 trainers (F=8, 38.10%) on 05 Oct 2019 for participants from DoF and DGSE on FM Information System

4-day training conducted on FM management procedure to 2 groups:

" Group 1 in Kampong Cham: 29 July- 01 Aug 2019: 102 (F=20, 19.61%) for DoE staff, directors of SRS and network schools;

" Group 2 in Siem Reap: 25 -27 Oct 2019: 97, (F=20, 20.62%) for POEs, SRS and network schools

2-day workshop conducted (14-15 Nov 19) to Review of Financial Expenditure & preparation for the Mid-Term Review (42, F=6, 14.29%)

2-days training conducted in PCU meeting room (15-16 July 2019) on the training of trainers on FM Manual to DoF and DGSE (31, F=10, 32.26%)

Provided 48 desktop computers (27 Feb 2019) to 48 SRSs to improve financial management

5 LSSs (2 schools in Rattanakiri, 1 school in Pailin, 1 school in Preah Vihear, and 1 school in Stung Treng province) selected from 4 dis-advantaged provinces was contracted on 20 June 2019; 2-storied 10 classrooms, toilet block and submersible well pump to be built. Construction started in May 2019. Ongoing work. By 12 Dec 2019, average progress is 24%.

10 USSs 10 USSs (3 schools in Preah Vihear, 2 schools in Stung Treng, 2 schools in Koh Kong, 1 school in Otdormeanchey, 1 school in Rattanakiri, and 1 school in Mondulkiri) selected from 6 disadvantaged provinces was contracted on 20 June 2019; 2-storied 10 classrooms, toilet block and submersible well pump to be built. Ongoing work. Construction started in July 2019. By 12 Dec 2019, average progress is 26%.

The supply and delivery of Gr 12 teachers' guides are divided into two different packages and different lots.

1,909 sets of teacher guides of 11 subjects were contracted, published and delivered to the target schools in week 3 and week 4 of July 2019.

7 teams monitored the delivery of teacher guides to 54 USSs in 7 target provinces (17 Nov - 02 Dec 2019): Koh Kong (9), Otdormeanchey (8), Pailin (2), Preah Vihear(15), Rattanakiri (10), Mondulkiri (5), Stung Treng (5).

All USSs, USS teachers in the target provinces received the books

The curriculum from grade 1 to 12 are translated by PRI and counterparts for experts from NIEI to review and give feedback. Inception Report was completed & presented to MoEYS senior officials.

Discussed with NIE, DGSE, DCD on the specification of the laboratory equipment to be installed in SRS prior to sending to PCU

Two 3-day workshops conducted by NIEI

(i) 20-22 Oct 2019: For Science textbook writers (59, F=15, 25.42%) on principles of curriculum analysis to develop science and Earth Science instructional materials in Kg Cham:

(ii) 14-16 Nov 2019: For USE curriculum & Math textbook writers (38, F=6, 15.79%) in Kampong Cham

NIEI has been undertaken this activity in coordination with NIE, Cambodia

The PRESET and INSET of Science, Math, ICT are compiled and translated.

The PRESET and INSET syllabus and some contents are compiled and translated for baseline survey.

Inception Report was completed & presented to MoEYS senior officials.

Data collection was done by NIEI by interviewing NIE trainers. In the process of reviewing

14 USSs are being upgraded to SRSs with the provision of SRCs in 14 provinces. Construction is ongoing in 2 phases. divided into two lots of 4SRCs.

Construction is ongoing in 2 phases: Phase 1: 6 SRCs and Phase 2: 8 SRCs.

Phase 1 covers 6 SRSs in 6 provinces: Kampong Thom, Kampong Cham, Kratie, Battambang, Banteay Meanchey and Otdormeanchey. The contract ended in July 2019 but the contractor requested extension. By 12 Dec 2019, 3 SRCs completed (99.5%) while 3 more to be completed soon (65% to 89%)

Phase 2 covers 8 SRSs in 8 provinces: Kandal, Prey Veng, Tbong Khmum, Kampong Speu, Kampong Chhnang, Pursat, Preah Sihanouk and Koh Kong. The construction started in February 2019, except for Tbong Khmum (in August 2019 due to the change of foundation). Ongoing work. By 12 Dec 2019 an average progress is 55%.

Finalized (i) List of library books for 14 SRS (DGSE), (ii) list of laboratory equipment & furniture for SRS (DMSP)

This activity will be undertaken by NIEI.

Nominated counter parts for Math, science, and ICT for working with NIEIs on this area.

Under the process of identifying the training needs for core trainers and educators.

Concept note for ToT and trainer selection completed

It is planned to be implemented in 2020.

This activity to be implemented in first half of 2020 by NIE-C and NIEI

Prepared the contents and teaching methods for professional development. Under the process of identifying the training needs for core trainers and educators

The career guidance and counselling manual for USS was finalized and approved. The training will be undertaken by NIEI.

2,000 copies of training manuals printed and list of delivery prepared.

Zero draft of concept notes on entrepreneurship education at secondary school prepared.

NIEI will support VOD to conduct training in 2020

School based management (SBM) modules have been harmonized and translated including the career counselling

Mentored the pilot of entrepreneurial skills at SRSs with 321 people (F=166)

Under the process of identifying the training needs.

Total : 131 teacher (F=55, 41.98%) candidates received fellowship. This constitutes 26.2% of the target

In AY 2019/20: 6,690 (F=3,303, 49.37%) registered in the NIE entrance exam on 03 October 2019 and 1,000 (F=468, 46.80%) passed the exam. 180 (F=71, 39.44%) candidates were given the contract to complete and 169 (F=63, 37.28%) applied. The fellowship list is being processed for approval.

In AY 2017/18, 67 (F=28, 41.79%) teacher candidates from 10 provinces received fellowship of $80/month from Nov 2017 to Aug 2018. On 06 Aug 2018, they all successfully passed the exit examination and graduated. Of these, only 62 went to their designated working posts in the disadvantaged provinces.

In AY 2018/19, 64 (F=27, 42.19%) teacher candidates out of the targeted 126 teacher candidates are receiving the fellowship of $80/month from Nov 2018 to Aug 2019. All of them passed the exam and went to their destined posts. Yet no follow up study on how many are still working in the designated posts in the disadvantaged provinces.

The TOR of NIE's study on this to be supported by PATA fund, was drafted and sent to ADB. Unaware of the recruitment status.

Program Loan completed.

Sub-Decree No. 34 (signed by the Prime Minister) dated March 2015 on scholarship provision for poor student in public schools for primary and secondary education.

Prakas No. 684 dated February 2016 on detailed selection criteria, including number of students by each year, to provide scholarship to poor students.

Letter No. 820 dated February 2018 to provide scholarship to poor students in additional 6 secondary schools.

It is being implemented under the current project

Program Loan completed.

Guideline No. 34 dated July 2016 on scholarship to poor students and merit based students in science and mathematics in 7 target provinces including 50% female students for upper secondary students.

It is being implemented under the current project.

Program Loan completed.

Guideline No. 34 dated July 2016 on scholarship to poor students and merit based students in science and mathematics in 7 target provinces for upper secondary students

Program Loan completed.

Hardship allowance - Sub-decree 37 dated March 2015 on Regional Allowance for Civil Servants in Health and Education Sectors.

It is being implemented under the current project.

Total 2,874 students (F=1,714, 59.63%) received the scholarships in two AYs: 2017/18 & 2018/19. Among them 27 are ethnic minority. The number of 2,874 is equal to 47.9% of the total scholarships to be provided (6,000).

3,060 scholarships are planned for AY 2019-2020 and the Prakas is being prepared for the 2019-20 scholarship recipients

1,427 Grade 11 students (F=847, 60%), 1st Cohort received scholarships in Academic Year (AY) 2017-18; 1,302 (F=769) continued to Gr 12.

1,572 Grade 11 students (F=945, 60.11%), 2nd Cohort, received scholarships in AY 2018-19.

Total 785 USE teachers (F=180, all F) received hardship allowance. This constitutes 83.68% of the target

AY 2017/18: 389 (F=90, all F) USE teachers of Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Earth Science and ICT in 7disadvantaged provinces (Pailin no candidate) received hardship allowance of $20/month for 7 months (Nov 2017 to May 2018)

AY 2018/19: 396 (F= 90, all F, including one male ethnic minority) USE teachers from the same 7 disadvantage provinces (Pailin no candidate) received hardship allowance for 7 months (Nov 2018 to May 2019: Phase 1)

On 5 August 2019, the project agreed to provide additional 5 months (to complete 12 months) to the recipients and add 65 more USE teachers of STEM and Earth Science subjects. It was agreed that the allowance is to be provided for 12 months per year for 3 years; However in year 3, the project needs $40,000. (This matter is to be discuss during the ADB MTR)

Phase 2 (5 months: Jun to Oct 19), 451 USE teachers (F=116, 65=ES & ICT) has been approved. The transfer will be made in mid-Dec 2019

On-track

44 teacher housing units or teacher quarters (TQs) were awarded on 09 July 2019 and started the construction on 04 October 2019. The delay was due to late approval of the IEE report by ADB.

44 TQs: 6 each in Rattanakiri and Koh Kong; 5 in Otdormeanchey; 4 each in Stung Treng and Preah Vihear; 3 in Mondulkiri; 2 each in Pailin, Kampot, and Battambang; and 1 each in Banteay meanchey, KampongThom, Kampong Chhnang, Kandal, Takeo, Kampong Cham, Kratie, Kampong Speu, Prey Veng and Tbong Khmum. By 09 Dec 2019 an average progress is 17%.

PRC met on 9 Dec 2019 to change the 5 TQs in 5 provinces: Stung Treng, Pailin, Rattanakiri, Kratie and Kampot, proposed by the POEs.

Rehabilitation works of 11 USSs in disadvantaged provinces (3 USSs in Koh Kong, 3 USSs in Preah Vihear, 2 USSs in Otdormeanchey and 1 USS each in Kratie, Pailin, Rattanakiri) were shortlisted and approved for the rehabilitation works. Design & BoQ was completed in week 2 of December 2019 and is to be advertised in week 3 of December 2019

Program Loan completed.

One of the key goal of the program is to strengthen STEM education in the secondary education sector. In this connection, MoEYS STEM Policy document dated March 2016 was published.

Guideline No. 13 dated February 2016 for the Establishment of Study Clubs in Mathematics and Science in Lower and Upper Secondary Education.

Under the project, several activities are being implemented to strengthen STEM education.

Program Loan completed

The data has been received from 6 schools and they have established 21 clubs in total. The data from other schools are expected

Program Loan completed

MoEYS Teacher Policy Action Plan (TPAP) dated January 2015 contains comprehensive teacher policy and is being implemented

Program Loan completed

K-12 Student Learning Assessment Framework dated Jan 2018

The following applies to both QA and Curriculum:

MoEYS Curriculum Framework for General and Technical education signed in January 2016 and being implemented.

MoEYS Curriculum Framework for Life Skills Education signed in December 2016 and being implemented.

Program Loan completed

Guideline No. 35 dated July 2016 on Resource Schools and Network Schools.

Resource School Policy dated May 2018.

Standards on Secondary Resource Schools dated June 2018.

Under the project, 48 SRSs and 240 network resource schools provided with SIF support starting Q4 2017. SIF was provided to 36 SRSs and 217 schools.

Monitoring and coaching of SRS conducted in Q2, 2018. The next disbursement was in Dec 2018

Furthermore, under the project, 12 USSs will be upgraded to SRS by Q4 2021. However, two more SRSs in two provinces: Prey Veng and Tbong Khmum were added during the Education Congress held in March 2018. A list of 14 SRSs to be built under the USESDP was approved by the project director.

Program Loan completed

MoEYS Curriculum Framework for General and Technical education signed in January 2016.

MoEYS Curriculum Framework for Life Skills Education signed in December 2016.

Curriculum Framework was officially approved in 2016 and syllabuses for all subjects and grades are approved in 2018 in order to help students to be met the employment demands at national, regional and international markets.

Textbooks for students and teaching guidebooks will be written in 2019 for grades 1, 4, 7, and 11. Grades 2, 5, 8, and 11 will be in 2020, grades 3, 6, 9, and 12 in 2021, respectively.

Program Loan completed.

Grade 11 Tests have been completed. Grade 11 assessment in process

Consultative workshop on the results of Grade 11 national assessment conducted in early May 2019.

Finalized and disseminated Grade 11 national assessment report in April and May 2019 respectively

Disseminated guideline on how to use the results to SRSs; Inspection, Secondary and Exam Office of 25 provinces (May 2019) in Takeo & Prey Veng province.

Program Loan completed.

Gr 12 national exam results disseminated. The result of the Gr. 12 national examination for AY 2018-19 was released on 10 & 11 Sept 2019 on MoEYS Website

The supply and delivery of Gr 12 textbooks are divided into two different packages and different lots. 2 lots for textbooks: (i) Lot No. 1: USSs in Koh Kong, Pailin, Preah Vihear and Otdor meanchey provinces, (ii) Lot No. 2: USSs in Rattanakiri, Mondulkiri and Stung Treng provinces.

6,038 sets of textbooks of 12 subjects (1:1 student-textbook ratio) were contracted, published and delivered to the target schools in week 3 and week 4 of July 2019.

7 teams monitored the delivery of textbooks to 54 USSs in 7 target provinces (17 Nov - 02 Dec 2019): Koh Kong (9), Otdormeanchey (8), Pailin (2), Preah Vihear(15), Rattanakiri (10), Mondulkiri (5), Stung Treng (5).

All USSs, USS students in the target provinces received the books

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project will include the construction of school buildings and/or classrooms and teacher housing. While environmental impacts are anticipated during construction, these are principally confined to noise, dust, and vibration, and safety of students and school and/or training center staff. Impacts will be minor, localized, temporary, and could adequately be addressed and covered in the civil works contract awards. The project is classified as category B for environment. An environmental assessment and review framework and an initial environmental examination have been prepared. The policy actions in the policy-based loan component will not have any potential environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement

The involuntary resettlement category is C. The program as a whole will not entail involuntary resettlement issues. The project activities, including construction of additional USS buildings and teacher housing, will not require land acquisition nor restrict access to lands and/or people's livelihoods since school campuses occupy large tracts of land with adequate room for future expansion. Due diligence has confirmed that targeted project areas have land titles and/or certificates indicating ownership of land by the school or by the MoEYS. Based on an

assessment of the policy actions, the policy-based loan component will not have any potential involuntary resettlement and indigenous peoples issues.

Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as indigenous peoples category B. Ethnic minority students and staff make up a large percentage of the project's target schools in at least five of the seven disadvantaged provinces. In accordance with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009), measures to ensure that students, teachers, and school administrators in ethnic minority areas are included in the project design in lieu of preparing a separate ethnic group plan.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Various stakeholders including parents, community, teachers, students, school directors, and MoEYS officials and staff were consulted and engaged in the design of the program. Development partners supporting policy reforms and projects were also consulted to ensure complementarity of support.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited according to ADBs Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The terms of reference for all consulting services are detailed in Section D.
Procurement

All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2015, as amended from time to time).

For goods, ICB procedures will be used for goods valued at $1,000,000 or above; national competitive bidding (NCB) procedures will be used for goods valued below $1,000,000 but equal to $100,000 or above; and shopping procedures will be used for goods valued below $100,000. For works, ICB procedures will be used for works valued at $3,000,000 or above; NCB procedures will be used for works valued below $3,000,000 but equal to $100,000 or above; and shopping procedures will be used for works valued below $100,000.

An 18-month procurement plan indicating threshold and review procedures, goods, works, and consulting service contract packages and national competitive bidding guidelines is in Section C.

Responsible ADB Officer Perez, Lynnette
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport
148 Norodom Blvd.
Phnom Penh
Kingdom of Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Feb 2014
Fact Finding 04 Apr 2016 to 08 Apr 2016
MRM 08 Jun 2016
Approval 23 Sep 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Mar 2020

Loan 3426-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Sep 2016 06 Oct 2016 05 Dec 2016 30 Jun 2017 - 31 May 2017
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 18.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 15.00 23 Sep 2016 14.63 0.00 100%
Counterpart 3.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Sep 2016 14.63 0.00 100%

Loan 3427-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Sep 2016 06 Oct 2016 05 Dec 2016 30 Jun 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 30.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 30.00 23 Sep 2016 20.35 0.00 68%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 Sep 2016 15.97 0.00 53%

TA 9178-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 Sep 2016 04 Nov 2016 04 Nov 2016 30 Jun 2018 31 Dec 2020 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 23 Sep 2016 463,571.49

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Title Document Type Document Date
Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Jul 2020
Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2020
Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2019
Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2018
Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Jul 2017
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Loan 3426-CAM: Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Oct 2016
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for 3427-CAM: Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Oct 2016
Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Project Administration Manual (as of Project Approval) Project/Program Administration Manual Sep 2016
Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Sep 2016
Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2016
Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Concept Paper Concept Papers Jul 2016
Strengthening Secondary Education and Teaching of Math and Science: Project Data Sheet (Khmer Translation) Translated PDS Nov 2014
Strengthening Secondary Education and Teaching of Math and Science (formerly Fourth Education Sector Development Program (ESDP IV) Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Mar 2014

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
Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Updated Environmental Management Plan and Monitoring Matrix Environmental Management Plans Jun 2020
Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Construction of 84 Subprojects Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2020
Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Construction of 84 Subprojects Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2020
Upper Secondary Educaton Sector Development Program: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2020
Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Construction of 73 Subprojects Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2019
Upper Secondary Educaton Sector Development Program: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2019
Upper Secondary Educaton Sector Development Program: Social Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2018
Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Environmental Management Plan and Monitoring Matrix Environmental Management Plans Sep 2016
Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination May 2016
Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework May 2016

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Finance Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Jul 2020 11 Aug 2020
National Finance Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Mar 2020 23 Mar 2020
Consutling Firm: Preparation of the Long-Term Roadmap and Plan for Secondary Education Firm - Consulting Closed 20 Sep 2019 04 Oct 2019
ICT Consulting Service for Strengthening of Content Portal Firm - Consulting Closed 09 Sep 2019 20 Sep 2019
National Individual Consultants for impact study on hardship allowance and other teacher incentives Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Feb 2019 08 Feb 2019
ICT Consultant Service for Strengthening of IT System, Assessing and strengthening of content portal, and ICT training for teachers Firm - Consulting Closed 19 Jan 2019 04 Feb 2019
L3427-CAM: Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program [USESDP-W-02] Invitation for Bids Closed 16 Apr 2018 27 Apr 2018
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Dec 2017 29 Dec 2017
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Education Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 19 Dec 2017 29 Dec 2017
Teacher Development Specialist (Teacher Career Pathway [TCP]) Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Dec 2017 29 Dec 2017
National Procurement and Contract Administration Officer Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Sep 2017 14 Sep 2017
REGIONAL EDUCATION INSTITUTE Firm - Consulting Closed 20 Jul 2017 18 Aug 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
USESDP-CS-03 Loan 3427 17 Apr 2020 DEV(KHMER) S.A.R.L. CAMBODIA CAMBODIA Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport CONSULTANCY 206,774.00 206,774.00
Policy and Advisory Technical Assistance 9178 14 Jan 2020 Inno-Change International Consultants, Inc.(PHILIPPINES) in association with International Development Center of Japan(JAPAN) UG8 Palm Towers, Tower B, 7706 St.Paul R Makati, Metro Manila 1203, Philippines Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport 791,000.00
USESDP-W-01- CONSTRUCTION OF 44 TEACHER HOUSING UNITSIN REMOTE AREAS Loan 3427 20 Sep 2019 TAING CHENG OING CONST & IMPORT EXPORT CO.LTD NO. 80 STREET 6A, SKUN VILLAGE, SOTIP COMMUNE, CHEUNG PREY DIST, KAMPHONG CHAM CAMBODIA Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport CONSTRUCTION 1,647,680.76 1,647,680.76
USESDP-W-04 Loan 3427 21 Jun 2019 VIMEANCHEY GROUPS CO., LTD. 206, STREET 598 PHNM PENG THMEY, SEN SOK PHNOM PENH CAMBODIA Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport CONSTRUCTION 2,648,997.72 2,648,997.72
REGIONAL EDUCATION INSTITUTE (USESDP-CS-02) Loan 3427 28 May 2019 NIE INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE LIMITED IN JV WITH SINGAPORE SINGAPORE Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport CONSULTANCY 1,230,662.47 1,230,662.47
PACKAGE USESDP-W-03: LOT 1: VIMEANCHEY GROUP CO., LTD ($1,389,029.39) & LOT 2: EASTERN CONSTRUCTION & INVESTMENT CO., LTD ($1,415,668.72) Loan 3427 15 Jan 2019 VARIOUS VARIOUS CAMBODIA Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport CONSTRUCTION 2,804,698.11 2,804,698.11
UPGRADING OF 6 USS TO SRS BY CONSTRUCTING 6 SRCS IN KAMPONG CHAM, KRATIE, KAMPNG THOM, BANTEAY, MEANCHEY, BATTAMBANG, AND ODDOR MEANCHY Loan 3427 29 Aug 2018 SBPH ENGINEERING & CONSTRUCTION CO., LTD. NO.25A, STREET 432, SANGKAT BOEUNG TRABEK, KHAN CHAMKAMON, PHNOM PENH CAMBODIA Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport CONSTRUCTION 2,056,736.00 2,056,736.00
CONTRACT NO. USESDP-CS-01 PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING CONSULTANT (PIC) Loan 3427 13 Jul 2018 E.GEN CONSULTANTS LTD. IN JOINT VENTURE WITH 14 A CHANDRASHILA SUVASTU TOWER, 69/1 BIR UTTAM QAZI NURUZZAMAN ROADS DHAKA BANGLADESH Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport CONSULTANCY 1,816,134.00 1,816,134.00

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