47136-006: Second Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program | Asian Development Bank

Cambodia: Second Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 47136-006 Status: Proposed

The proposed Second Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program (USESDP 2) is part of the phased support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to develop high-quality human resources by improving the effectiveness of upper secondary education (USE). It builds on and complements ADB's ongoing Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program (USESDP 1). The program will (i) improve teacher quality and boost the quality and labor market relevance of USE; and (ii) strengthen institutional capacity for USE planning, management, and delivery. While the policy reforms will apply nationwide, the project activities will cover only selected areas.

 
Project Name Second Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program
Project Number 47136-006
Country Cambodia
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Second Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 15.00 million
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 35.00 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 proposed Second Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program (USESDP 2) is part of the phased support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to develop high-quality human resources by improving the effectiveness of upper secondary education (USE). It builds on and complements ADB's ongoing Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program (USESDP 1). The program will (i) improve teacher quality and boost the quality and labor market relevance of USE; and (ii) strengthen institutional capacity for USE planning, management, and delivery. While the policy reforms will apply nationwide, the project activities will cover only selected areas.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

ADB's sequenced approach to reform. ADB has supported education and skills development in Cambodia since 2001 through sector development programs, investment loans, technical assistance grants, policy and advisory support, and knowledge products (figure). ADB's USE engagement builds upon critical lessons from its extensive engagement in the education sector. This highlights the importance of strategically sequencing medium- to long-term support to build the foundation for the reforms, allow these to take root, and show results.

Transition from first to second phase of support. This second program builds on the first phase of targeted ADB assistance to USE. The first program supports government efforts to overcome key constraints to increasing access to USE through policy reforms and investment activities. USESDP 1 financially supports poor USE students through scholarships; provides hardship allowance and teacher housing for USE teachers in remote and disadvantaged areas; and constructs upper secondary schools (USSs) in seven disadvantaged provinces, of which five have a significant indigenous peoples' population. USESDP 1 also introduced reforms to improve USE quality, including developing a curriculum framework; strengthening science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education; and issuing a comprehensive teacher policy. Following these policy reforms and the progress of USESDP 1, this second phase focuses on removing the remaining constraints and deepening quality, relevance, and management capacity reforms. USESDP 2 therefore adopts a holistic approach, establishing required inputs, policies, and systems (i.e., well-equipped schools, highly qualified teachers, curriculum and assessment reforms, and strong school leadership and support) before nationwide expansion to allow for stronger and measurable learning outcomes in the future. The overall program aligns with the second strategic pillar of the ADB's country partnership strategy, 2014 2018 for Cambodia.

Impact High-quality human resources developed
Outcome Effectiveness of the USE system improved
Outputs

Quality of teachers in USSs improved

Quality and labor market relevance of USE improved

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

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
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 03 Oct 2017
Fact Finding 30 Jan 2018 to 13 Mar 2018
MRM 10 May 2018
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 05 Oct 2017

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