The Advanced Knowledge and Skills for Sustainable Growth Project will improve Indonesia's higher-education system to support sustainable economic growth. The project was approved by the ADB Board of directors on 29 November 2018. The project will upgrade four public universities: the university of Malikussalleh, the university of Jambi, and the University of Riau in Sumatra; and the Indonesia University of Education in Bandung, West Java to provide high-quality and demand-based programs. The project is aligned with the National Medium-term Development Plan (RPJMN), 2015-2019, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) country partnership strategy for Indonesia, which highlights the critical role of vocational and tertiary education in providing the skilled human capital needed to support Indonesia's economic growth. The impact of the project is increased income and productivity of the working age population. The outcome will be strengthened access, relevance, and quality of targeted universities.
|Project Name||Supporting the Advanced Knowledge and Skills for Sustainable Growth Project|
|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
|Sector / Subsector||
Education / Tertiary
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The Advanced Knowledge and Skills for Sustainable Growth Project will improve Indonesia's higher-education system to support sustainable economic growth. The project was approved by the ADB Board of directors on 29 November 2018. The project will upgrade four public universities: the university of Malikussalleh, the university of Jambi, and the University of Riau in Sumatra; and the Indonesia University of Education in Bandung, West Java to provide high-quality and demand-based programs. The project is aligned with the National Medium-term Development Plan (RPJMN), 2015-2019, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) country partnership strategy for Indonesia, which highlights the critical role of vocational and tertiary education in providing the skilled human capital needed to support Indonesia's economic growth. The impact of the project is increased income and productivity of the working age population. The outcome will be strengthened access, relevance, and quality of targeted universities. The project has two outputs: (i) market-responsive programs delivered; and (ii) training of technical-and-vocational-education-and-training (TVET) teachers improved. The total cost for the project is $266.52 million, with $200 million financed by a loan from ADB. Implementation of the project starts in 2019. Transaction technical assistance (TA) for $1.15 million, to be financed by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, is proposed to be attached to the loan to support implementation of the project. The project and the TA are aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030, which calls for improving education.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The proposed scope and scale of the innovations included in the initial stages of the loan project include implementation of national and international best practices, and collaboration between ministries and other stakeholders to develop a medium-term higher-education investment plan and a medium-term strategy to educate TVET teachers. Therefore, transaction TA is required to ensure the successful implementation of the loan project. The transaction TA will support implementation of innovative elements in the loan project, including the development of a medium-term higher-education investment plan and a medium-term strategy to educate TVET teachers. The TA will also support the assessment of pilots in entrepreneurship and technology that will benefit higher education.|
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|Geographical Location||Bandung, Jambi City, Lhokseumawe / Malikussaleh, Riau|
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|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
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|During Project Implementation|
ADB recruited three consulting firms: (1) The Project Implementation and Medium Term Planning consulting firm was recruited using quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method (quality-cost ratio of 90:10) with simplified technical proposal. This firm is supporting MORTHE to accomplish the following (i) develop a medium-term higher-education investment plan and a medium-term strategy to educate TVET teachers; (ii) introduce a new accreditation tool to measure quality and a new tracer study tool to measure relevance; (iii) strengthen the centers of excellence; (iv) develop a training program with the Human Capital and Education for Asian Development Foundation; and (v) strengthen knowledge management in coordination with the universities and the MORTHE. (2) The Entrepreneur Development Program Evaluation consulting firm was recruited using a biodata technical proposal for QCBS method (quality-cost of 90:10). The firm is evaluating the entrepreneurship development programs in support of MORTHE. (3) Coaction Indonesia (a non-profit think tank) was recruited using the single source selection method to conduct the study on skills for the electricity sector, as Coaction has unique expertise in the sector and the contract size is small. These three consulting firm assignments are all ongoing.
The project will also engage an international gender specialist (2 person-months) and a national engineering specialist (3 person-months).
All consultant recruitment will follow ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions.
Any training activity to be provided under the TA will be managed by consultants or directly organized by ADB in line with the TA Disbursement Handbook.
|Responsible ADB Officer||Wiryono, Sutarum|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Human and Social Development Division, SERD|
Ministry of Education and Culture
Jl. Jend Sudirman, Pintu I
Indonesia Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education
Building D, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman,
Pintu Satu, Senayan Jakarta 10270
|Approval||11 Dec 2018|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Mar 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|11 Dec 2018||16 May 2019||16 May 2019||31 Dec 2020||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||1,650,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,650,000.00||11 Dec 2018||363,385.42|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Supporting the Advanced Knowledge and Skills for Sustainable Growth Project: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2018|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|National Senior Education Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||03 Jun 2020||15 Jun 2020|
|International Blockchain Design Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 Apr 2020||16 Apr 2020|
|International Data Science Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||25 Mar 2020||27 Mar 2020|
|National Senior Information Technology Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||21 Mar 2020||03 Apr 2020|
|International Team Leader and Education Program Architect||Individual - Consulting||Closed||17 Mar 2020||23 Mar 2020|
|Gender and Labor Market Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||07 Mar 2020||13 Mar 2020|
|National Civil Engineer||Individual - Consulting||Closed||06 Nov 2019||12 Nov 2019|
|Project Implementation and Medium-Term Planning||Firm - Consulting||Closed||14 Feb 2019||28 Feb 2019|
|Evaluation of Entrepreneurship Development Programs||Firm - Consulting||Closed||13 Feb 2019||27 Feb 2019|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 9678||16 Aug 2019||Coaction Indonesia (INDONESIA)||Jl. Abdul Madjid Raya No. 23, Cipete, Ja Indonesia||Ministry of Research, Technology & Higher Educ||Consulting Services||102,577.00||—|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 9678||18 Jun 2019||Australian Council for Educational Research Ltd., (AUSTRALIA)||19 PROSPECT HILL ROAD CAMBERWELL, VICTORIA 3124 AUSTRALIA||Ministry of Research, Technology & Higher Educ||Consulting Services||827,563.00||—|
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