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Regional: Improving the Quality of Basic Education in the North Pacific

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49456-001 Status: Closed

The PPTA will support preparatory analyses and assessments for the proposed regional grant Improving Quality Basic Education in the North Pacific, which will build on the successes and lessons learned under RETA 8066 and further improve and expand quality basic education in RMI and FSM.

Project Details

Project Officer
Chimi Thonden Pacific Department Request for information
Country
  • Regional
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Improving the Quality of Basic Education in the North Pacific
Project Number 49456-001
Country Regional
Micronesia, Federated States of
Marshall Islands
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9097-REG: Improving the Quality of Basic Education in the North Pacific
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education / Pre-primary and primary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The PPTA will support preparatory analyses and assessments for the proposed regional grant Improving Quality Basic Education in the North Pacific, which will build on the successes and lessons learned under RETA 8066 and further improve and expand quality basic education in RMI and FSM.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The preparatory analyses and assessment are key to successful processing of the proposed regionoal education project. Basic education outcomes are weak in the Pacific. Primary students are averaging only 30% of the benchmark in reading, and 48% in mathematics, as measured by a 2012 regional literacy and numeracy assessment. Results are particularly poor in the North Pacific Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), and Palau and directly linked to low teacher quality. In FSM and RMI, 17.5% and 38% of teachers, respectively, are underqualified or without the minimally required 2-year associate degree. The two-year JFPR-funded TA 8066-REG: Quality Primary Education in the North Pacific yielded very encouraging and positive results through an alternative bilingual student assessment tool the EGLA (Early Grade Learning Assessment) which must be consolidated and further expanded.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Marshall Islands - Nation-wide; Micronesia, Federated States of - Nation-wide
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 Chimi Thonden
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Finance and Administration
PS2, Palikhir
Pohnpei State
Federated States of Micronesia
Ministry of Finance
P.O. Box D, Majuro
MH 96960
Republic of the Marshall Islands
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 18 Apr 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Apr 2016

TA 9097-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Apr 2016 07 Jun 2016 07 Jun 2016 30 Sep 2016 30 Sep 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 18 Apr 2016 368,321.52

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Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9097 08 Aug 2016 Development Strategists International Consulting (Philippines) in Association with Pacific Resources for Education & Learning (United States) UNIT 1601 CITY AND LAND MEGA PLAZA, ADB ORTIGAS CENTER, PASIG CITY, PHILIPPINES/ GRAND EMERALD TOWER,F.ORTIGAS ST,PASIG,P Department of Finance and Administration 401,888.00

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