Pakistan: Education Sector Assessment
The small-scale policy and advisory technical assistance (S-PATA), in an amount not exceeding the equivalent of $225,000, will carry out a comprehensive education sector assessment in Pakistan. The assessment will include a broad overview of education and skills development issues for the country as a whole, and will provide a more in-depth analysis of these issues for Sindh in particular.
LaRocque, Norman I.A.
Central and West Asia Department
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- Technical Assistance
|Project Name||Education Sector Assessment|
|Country / Economy||Pakistan
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Education / Education sector development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The small-scale policy and advisory technical assistance (S-PATA), in an amount not exceeding the equivalent of $225,000, will carry out a comprehensive education sector assessment in Pakistan. The assessment will include a broad overview of education and skills development issues for the country as a whole, and will provide a more in-depth analysis of these issues for Sindh in particular.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||In line with ADB's Midterm Review of Strategy 2020 commitment to increase its support to education, CWSS is exploring opportunities to expand the sector's portfolio based on comparative advantage and value addition. Pakistan has significant challenges to overcome in education sector development and student learning outcomes. The proposed sector assessment will provide a basis for policy dialogue between the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the government of Sindh, and other stakeholders, on possible ADB-financed support to education and skills development in Sindh.|
|Impact||Improved education sector performance in Pakistan, and particularly in Sindh.|
|Description of Outcome||National and provincial investment plans for improving education sector performance strengthened|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Two sector assessments are being prepared and both will contribute to the development of new provincial education and training strategies - the former in the case of Sindh and training in the case of the latter. A new education sector strategy is being prepared now in Sindh.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Education sector assessment undertaken
Priority areas and strategies for ADB support in the education sector in Sindh identified
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||The Sindh and Punjab secondary education sector assessment has been undertaken and is currently being finalized. It will be published in 2018. A draft of the Punjab TVET sector assessment has been prepared but requires some additional editing before it can be finalized. It will be published in 2018 or early 2019.|
|Geographical Location||Nation-wide, Sindh|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||The TA met with a large number of government and non-government stakeholders in Sindh, Punjab and in Islamabad to discuss the challenges facing the education and training sector in Pakistan and possible ways forward to address these challenges.|
|During Project Implementation||The TA conducted extensive data and information gathering and undertook extensive consultations with government and non-government sector stakeholders in Sindh, Punjab and Islamabad to discuss preliminary findings on the challenges facing the education and training sector in Pakistan, as well as government education and training strategies and possible directions for reform. Several workshops were held to present TA findings.|
|Consulting Services||All consultants required under the TA have been engaged.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||LaRocque, Norman I.A.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||CWSS|
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
|Fact Finding||29 Aug 2016 to 02 Sep 2016|
|Approval||14 Oct 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||28 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|14 Oct 2016||-||14 Oct 2016||31 Mar 2017||30 Jun 2019||31 Jul 2019|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|225,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||225,000.00||17 Jun 2022||209,946.29|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Education Sector Assessment: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Mar 2020|
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation
|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|School Education in Pakistan: A Sector Assessment||Country Planning Documents||Jun 2019|
|Education Management Organizations Program in Sindh, Pakistan: Public–Private Partnership Profile||Papers and Briefs||Mar 2019|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|International Editor||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Aug 2017||21 Aug 2017|
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