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Mongolia: Improving School Dormitory Environment for Primary Students in Western Region Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49168-001 Status: Closed

The Asian Development Bank is working with Mongolia to upgrade school dormitory facilities in the western region, used mainly by students from poor herder families. The project is carrying out building improvements and dormitory staff training in three provinces with high poverty levels to improve the overall environment and encourage families in remote areas to send their children to school.

Project Details

Project Officer
Lonjid, Itgel East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Mongolia
Modality
  • Grant
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Improving School Dormitory Environment for Primary Students in Western Region Project
Project Number 49168-001
Country Mongolia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 9182-MON: Improving School Dormitory Environment for Primary Students in Western Region
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 3.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

School dormitory system reformed

Equal access to quality education increased

Universal primary education achieved

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Models to improve physical dormitory environment and services in three aimags of the western region established and implemented
Progress Toward Outcome The project has been successfully completed achieving all its intended outputs and outcome by 30 September 2019, and was financially closed as of 4 March 2020. The project final workshop was conducted on 30 September 2019 with representatives of the project executing agency and beneficiaries.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Physical school dormitory environment improved

Capacity to deliver school dormitory services improved

Policy and regulatory frameworks to improve the school dormitory environment developed

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

The project has been successfully completed achieving all its intended outputs and outcome, and was financially closed as of 4 March 2020.

Due to the shortage of funds, 12 school dormitory buildings were renovated in accordance with the relevant standards and requirements. The dormitories were renovated to adequately cope with winter temperatures, wind, and precipitation. The dormitories were equipped with WASH facilities that meet the MECSS minimum requirements. Specifically, the dormitories have proper number of faucets, toilets and showers according to their capacity of numbers (1 faucet per 30, 1 toilet per 30 girls and 40 boys and 1 shower per 20 children). The furniture, equipment, books, education tools, sports tools, STEM tools, educational science materials, musical instruments and other teaching and learning items were supplied to the child development rooms of the target school dormitories under the project.

The capacity building activities were conducted for the school dormitory teachers and guards, the school principals, primary grade teachers, accountants and cooks, staff of the local education departments, and aimag authorities on various issues related to health, safety, services and environment of the school dormitories. The experience sharing workshops for all dormitory teachers of all schools in country, were conducted in the project aimags in August 2019 with participation of 719 dormitory and primary grade teachers, social workers, staff of education department.

The project also supported improving the regulatory framework for the school dormitory. The Comprehensive Standard for School Dormitory Environment and Services, which was developed under the project, was approved on 30 September 2019 by the Standardization and Metrology Agency. The options of funding formula for school dormitory meals were developed under the project, and by the government decision the per student dormitory meal cost was increased from MNT2,315 to MNT3,472.

Geographical Location Nation-wide, Dzavhan Aymag, Govi-Altay Aymag, Uvs Aymag
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project is classified as category C for environment safeguard and is likely to have minimal adverse environmental impacts. The General Environmental Management Plan (GEMP) defines all potential minor adverse impacts of the repair and extension works, monitoring requirements and institutional responsibilities during the civil works. According to the requirement of ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS, 2009), the Project was categorized as _C_ for environment since it was unlikely to have adverse environmental impacts. The major negative environmental impacts were associated with increased level of noise and dust due to the usage of vehicles and building mechanization. Construction debris generated during rehabilitation works were disposed according to environment management plan.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is categorized as C for involuntary resettlement category as it will not require any land acquisition or resettlement. Involuntary settlement have not occurred during project implementation. Construction activities were accommodated within existing premises avoiding land acquisition and/or resettlement. There were no temporary or permanent loss of land or other assets.
Indigenous Peoples The project is categorized as B for indigenous peoples. In accordance with the study done by the Social Development Specialist, there are no any ethnic minority groups and issues in Gobi- Altai and Zavkhan aimags. There are several ethnic minority groups living in Uvs aimag. Khoton ethnic group live in Tarialan soum of Uvs aimag, where 97% of total children living in the dormitory is Khoton children. Only 10-20% of total children living in the dormitories are children of Durvud and Bayad ethnic groups in Sagil soum of Uvs aimag. Only 6 kazakh children live in the dormitory of Khovd soum of Uvs aimag. Except Kazakh ethnic group, there is no big difference in terms of language, religion, and cultural aspects between the ethnic groups. Indigenous peoples weren't affected by the project.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Major stakeholders, including central government agencies, aimag governments, school management, dormitory staff, primary teachers, students, parents, herder families, ethnic minority groups, etc. have been consulted and results of the consultations have been incorporated into the project design.
During Project Implementation The PIU prepares a briefing on the project implementation periodically for the MECSS and MOF. Public consultation during construction relied on informal interviews with the school staff and nearby residents during site inspections by the PIU, the architectural engineers, and the environment specialist. In line with SSEMP, construction companies placed grievance boxes at the construction site in view of public. Grievance redress mechanisms were followed by construction companies.
Responsible ADB Officer Lonjid, Itgel
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Mongolia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education and Science
[email protected]
Government Building-III, Suite # 514, Baga toiruu-44, Sukhbaatar district
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Ministry of Education and Science
Government Building-III, Suite # 514, Baga toiruu-44, Sukhbaatar district
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 02 Jul 2015
Fact Finding 28 May 2015 to 15 Jun 2015
MRM 21 Jul 2015
Approval 26 Nov 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Apr 2020

Grant 9182-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Nov 2015 26 Jan 2016 16 Mar 2016 30 Apr 2019 30 Sep 2019 04 Mar 2020
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 3.38 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 26 Nov 2015 0.00 2.97 99%
Counterpart 0.38 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 3.00 26 Nov 2015 0.00 2.97 99%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Partly satisfactory Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Improving School Dormitory Environment for Primary Students in Western Region Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (1 January 2019-4 March 2020) Audited Project Financial Statements Apr 2020
Improving School Dormitory Environment for Primary Students in Western Region Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Mar 2020
Improving School Dormitory Environment for Primary Students in Western Region Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Sep 2019
Improving School Dormitory Environment for Primary Students in Western Region Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Sep 2019
Amendment to the Grant Agreement for Grant 9182-MON: Improving School Dormitory Environment for Primary Students in Western Region Project Grant Agreement Apr 2019
Improving School Dormitory Environment for Primary Students in Western Region Project: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Sep 2018
Баруун бүсэд сургуулийн дотуур байрны нөхцөлийг сайжруулах төсөл : Төслийн Мэдээллийн Тайлан Translated PDS Sep 2018
Grant Agreement (Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction) for Grant 9182-MON: Improving School Dormitory Environment for Primary Students in Western Region Project Grant Agreement Jan 2016
Improving School Dormitory Environment for Primary Students in Western Region Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Nov 2015
Improving School Dormitory Environment for Primary Students in Western Region Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2015
Improving School Dormitory Environment for Primary Students in Western Region Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2015
Improving School Dormitory Environment for Primary Students in Western Region: Social Development, Ethnic, and Gender Action Plan (Indigenous Peoples Plan) Gender Action Plans Jul 2015
Improving School Dormitory Environment for Primary Students in Western Region: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jul 2015

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Legal Specialist (to develop comprehensive standards for school dormitories) Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Dec 2017 17 Dec 2017
Education Finance Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Oct 2017 13 Oct 2017
School dormitory staff policy and management specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Jul 2017 27 Jul 2017
Education Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Jul 2017 23 Jul 2017
Education Finance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Jul 2017 23 Jul 2017
Dormitory equipment and furniture specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Jul 2017 23 Jul 2017
Architect engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Jul 2017 23 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Engineering Firm for Drawings and Design Specifications of 20 School Dormitories in Uvs Zavkhan An Grant 9182 02 Mar 2017 Tatakh Khuch LLC Room 1305 Grand Plaza Building 46 Peace Avenue II Khoroo Bayangol District U Mongolia Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports Engineering Firm for Drawings and Design Specifications of 20 School Dormitories in Uvs Zavkhan An 100,000.00