48199-001: Empowering Bangsamoro Communities Through the Alternative Learning System and Productivity Enhancement Project | Asian Development Bank

Philippines: Empowering Bangsamoro Communities Through the Alternative Learning System and Productivity Enhancement Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48199-001 Status: Proposed

The Asian Development Bank is working with the Philippines to improve adult literacy levels. The project is working with community groups to provide a basic literacy program focused on out-of-school youth and non-literate adults, and on an accreditation and equivalency program for literates.

Project Details

Project Officer
Balbosa, Joven Z. Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Philippines
  • Grant
  • Education
Project Name Empowering Bangsamoro Communities Through the Alternative Learning System and Productivity Enhancement Project
Project Number 48199-001
Country Philippines
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Education / Non-formal education

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The proposed project will support the Government of the Philippines' agenda to increase literacy and improve access to productivity opportunities among out-of-school adults (OSAs) and out-of-school youths (OSYs) in poor and conflict-affected Bangsamoro areas and in Regions IX and X. The project will (i) expand the scope of delivery of the Department of Education (DepEd)-Alternative Learning System (ALS) by mapping ALS learners and integrating adult literacy-cum-productivity enhancement interventions; (ii) improve entrepreneurial and productivity enhancing skills among ALS beneficiaries; (iii) facilitate access to job market information, enterprise development programs (government and private organizations) among ALS completers, and (iv) support effective project management.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Impact of the Project is aligned with: Increased productivity among OSAs and OSYs in selected Bangsamoro communities.
Outcome Improved literacy level and livelihood/entrepreneurial skills of male and female OSAs and OSYs in the provinces of Maguindanao, Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, and the cities of Marawi, Dipolog and Zamboanga.

Output 1. Potential ALS learners mapped.

Output 2. Integrated adult literacy-cum-productivity enhancement interventions delivered in selected areas.

Output 3. Entrepreneurial and productivity enhancing skills of ALS beneficiaries are improved

Output 4. Access to job market information and small-and-medium enterprise (SME) and cooperatives sectors improved.

Geographical Location Province of Lanao del Norte, Province of Lanao del Sur, Province of Maguindanao, Province of Tawi-Tawi, Province of Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga City
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
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Estimated 166 person months of consulting services.
Procurement Various IT and other equipment.
Responsible ADB Officer Balbosa, Joven Z.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Philippines Country Office
Executing Agencies
Department of Education
2nd Floor, Rizal Building
Department of Education, DepED Complex
Meralco Avenue, Pasig City
Concept Clearance 12 Nov 2015
Fact Finding 15 Feb 2016 to 30 Apr 2017
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Sep 2015

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