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Indonesia: Supporting the Advanced Knowledge and Skills for Sustainable Growth Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50395-007 Status: Active

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 Details

Project Officer
Wiryono, Sutarum Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Indonesia
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Supporting the Advanced Knowledge and Skills for Sustainable Growth Project
Project Number 50395-007
Country Indonesia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9678-INO: Supporting the Advanced Knowledge and Skills for Sustainable Growth Project
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.15 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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.
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 Bandung, Jambi City, Lhokseumawe / Malikussaleh, Riau
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

ADB will recruit three firms and individual consultants. Firms will be

selected to ensure maximum quality for specialized services as the nature and planning of the

services vary significantly. The first consulting firm will be a specialist with international expertise

in higher education and will be recruited using a simplified technical proposal for the quality- and

cost-based selection (QCBS) method (quality cost ratio of 90:10). This firm will support the

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. The second firm will be a specialist in designing and evaluating

entrepreneurship development programs and will be recruited using a biodata technical proposal

for QCBS method (quality cost of 90:10). The firm will evaluate the entrepreneurship

development programs. Coaction Indonesia (a non-profit think tank) will be 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. An international gender specialist

(2 person-months) and a national engineering specialist (3 person-months) will be recruited on

an individual basis. ADB will engage consulting firms and individual consultants in accordance

with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project

administration instructions and/or staff instructions. To the extent possible, output-based

contracts will be utilized to achieve administrative efficiency. Any training to be provided under

the TA will be managed by consultants or directly procured by ADB in line with the ADB

Procurement Policy and relevant staff Instructions.

Responsible ADB Officer Wiryono, Sutarum
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education
Building D, Jalan Jenderal Sudirman,
Pintu Satu, Senayan Jakarta 10270
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 11 Dec 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2019

TA 9678-INO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Dec 2018 16 May 2019 16 May 2019 31 Dec 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,150,000.00 11 Dec 2018 7,425.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
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

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.