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Pakistan: Education Sector Assessment

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50311-001 Status: Closed

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 Details

Project Officer
Norman LaRocque Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Pakistan
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Education Sector Assessment
Project Number 50311-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9207-PAK: Education Sector Assessment
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
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.
Project Outcome
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.
Implementation Progress
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
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
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.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services All consultants required under the TA have been engaged.
Procurement Not applicable.
Responsible ADB Officer Norman LaRocque
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division CWSS
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 29 Aug 2016 to 02 Sep 2016
MRM -
Approval 14 Oct 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Sep 2018

TA 9207-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Oct 2016 - 14 Oct 2016 31 Mar 2017 30 Jun 2019 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 14 Oct 2016 209,946.29

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
International Editor Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Aug 2017 21 Aug 2017

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