Pakistan : Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project

Sovereign Project | 51126-001

The proposed Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project (SSEIP) will support investments, institutional capacity building, and reforms in secondary education. The project is aligned with, and will support the implementation of, the SESP 2014-2018.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Corbin, Kevin G.
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Pakistan
  • Sector
    • Education
Project Name
Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project
Project Number
51126-001
Country / Economy
  • Pakistan
Project Status
Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9410-PAK: Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas
  • Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
  • Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
  • Knowledge solutions
  • Partnerships
Sector / Subsector
  • Education / Education sector development

Gender
Gender equity theme
Description
The proposed Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project (SSEIP) will support investments, institutional capacity building, and reforms in secondary education. The project is aligned with, and will support the implementation of, the SESP 2014-2018.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Education indicators for Pakistan are grim, with a low adult literacy rate, low expected years of schooling, as well as considerable challenges in terms of access and quality of learning. Educational challenges in Sindh are more acute than in Pakistan generally. They include limited access to education, poor quality education, and weak education governance and management. The performance of the education sector is weak in Sindh, especially at the secondary education level. At least 4.9 million 1016 year olds are out of school in Sindh. Sindh's grade 9 and 10 net enrolment rate, at 25%, is significantly lower than the average of 62% for lower middle income countries. Fully 31% of grade 5 public school students drop out before middle school. There are wide disparities in access to schooling across gender, geography, and socio-economic quintiles in Sindh. The net enrolment rate for girls at the lower secondary level was 20% in 2015 nine percentage points below that for boys, while the gap in literacy rate for girls and boys aged 1524 was 17 percentage points. Public girls' schools make up just 33% of all public high schools in the province.

The project will support the strengthening of inclusive growth, which is a key objective of ADB''s country partnership strategy 2015-2019. The SSEIP is in the draft Pakistan country operations business plan 2018-2020 as a firm 2018 program.

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
Nation-wide

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design
Extensive consultations and technical discussions took place during the education sector assessment work that preceded the approval of this TRTA.
During Project Implementation
Extensive consultations and technical discussions have taken place with sector stakeholders on the proposed project design. This includes government officials, non-government organizations and the private sector. These discussions will continue as the project is prepared. A mid-term workshop took place in April 2018.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
16 individual consultants were engaged to help ADB mission process a project in Sindh, 1 service provider and resource persons.
Procurement
not applicable

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Corbin, Kevin G.
Responsible ADB Department
Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
CWSS, Central and West Regional Department
Executing Agencies
School Education and Literacy Department, Government of Sindh

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
27 Oct 2017
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
28 Sep 2018

Funding

TA 9410-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Oct 2017 21 Nov 2017 21 Nov 2017 31 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2021 01 Mar 2022
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
17 Jun 2022 758,568.89

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project: Resettlement Framework Resettlement Frameworks Jul 2018
Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jul 2018

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.


Related Publications

None currently available.


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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Procurement Specialist (Replacement) Individual - Consulting Closed
National Environment Specialist (additional) Individual - Consulting Closed
National Resettlement (Social Safeguards) Consultant (additional) Individual - Consulting Closed
Project Start-up Coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
International Writer and Events Facilitator Individual - Consulting Closed
2 National Environment Specialists Individual - Consulting Closed
National Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Project Implementation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
2 National Environment Experts Individual - Consulting Closed
National School Architect Individual - Consulting Closed
National Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Data analysis specialist and coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
National Student Assessment and Examination Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Teacher Professional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Education Facilities Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Education facilities specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Environmental Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Gender and Social Safeguards Individual - Consulting Closed
National Resettlement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Procurement and project start up Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Procurement and Project startup Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Finance and Costing Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Public Finance and Governance Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
International Eduation Economist and Team Leader Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.