Nepal: Supporting School Education Sector Plan

Sovereign Project | 49424-002

The School Education Sector Plan's outputs are (i) equitable access for all, (ii) quality and relevance of education, (iii) life-long education for all citizens, and (iv) good governance and management. ADB will support SESP's first five years of SWAp through a result-based lending (RBL) program. The program boundary will be SESP's first, second and fourth outputs. The program will leverage with other development partners in the SWAp to jointly address the remaining inequities and the constraints leading to low learning (paras. 3 and 4). The program is aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030 operational priorities: (i) addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities, (ii) accelerating progress in gender equality, and (iii) strengthening governance and institutional capacity. It contributes to pillar 2 (Improved access to devolved services) of ADB's Country Partnership Strategy for Nepal 20202024 and to Sustainable Development Goals 4, 5, and 10.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Van Dael, Rudi Louis Hendrikus
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Nepal
  • Sector
    • Education
Project Name Supporting School Education Sector Plan
Project Number 49424-002
Country / Economy Nepal
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Supporting School Education Sector Plan
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 200.00 million
TA: Enhanced Policy and Program Implementation in School Education
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 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 Gender equity
Description The School Education Sector Plan's outputs are (i) equitable access for all, (ii) quality and relevance of education, (iii) life-long education for all citizens, and (iv) good governance and management. ADB will support SESP's first five years of SWAp through a result-based lending (RBL) program. The program boundary will be SESP's first, second and fourth outputs. The program will leverage with other development partners in the SWAp to jointly address the remaining inequities and the constraints leading to low learning (paras. 3 and 4). The program is aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030 operational priorities: (i) addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities, (ii) accelerating progress in gender equality, and (iii) strengthening governance and institutional capacity. It contributes to pillar 2 (Improved access to devolved services) of ADB's Country Partnership Strategy for Nepal 20202024 and to Sustainable Development Goals 4, 5, and 10.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy It is essential to reduce inequities in access and participation and improve quality and resilience of school education by building on lessons learned, including from the pandemic and the earthquake, so that the youth will be better prepared for higher level education and skills necessary for Nepal's development. In line with Nepal's long-term vision and commitment to Sustainable Development Goal 2030, the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MOEST) has developed the School Education Sector Plan (SESP) for 2021-2030. MOEST plans to implement the first five years (FY2023-FY2028) of SESP through a sector wide approach (SWAp) by building on implementation of past plans and programs jointly subscribed by development partners including the Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Impact

Increased competent and qualified citizens

Outcome

Equity, Quality and Resilience of the school education strengthened.

Outputs

Learning provisions for basic and secondary schools enhanced.

Teaching and learning in basic and secondary schools strengthened.

Learning recovery accelerated.

Local government education planning, monitoring, and reporting improved.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
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 Van Dael, Rudi Louis Hendrikus
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Jul 2022
Fact Finding 15 Aug 2022 to 30 Aug 2022
MRM 03 Oct 2022
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Jul 2022

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Title Document Type Document Date
Supporting School Education Sector Plan: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jul 2022

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