51126-001: Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project | Asian Development Bank

Pakistan: Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51126-001 Status: Active

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 (and subsequent SESP 2019- 2023).

Project Details

Project Officer
LaRocque, Norman I.A. Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Pakistan
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project
Project Number 51126-001
Country Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9410-PAK: Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project
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 Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
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 (and subsequent SESP 2019- 2023).
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 10 16 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 15 24 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
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will recruit individual consultants to implement the TRTA. Consultant requirements are estimated at 18.5 person-months of international inputs and 29 person-months of national inputs. Additional technical consultants and resource persons may be recruited in areas such as teacher training and accountability, PPPs, examination reform, gender, safeguards, and as well as in areas such as school design and procurement. The project may also recruit a firm to conduct an analysis of, and identify suitable sites for, schools to be constructed under the project. This will involve several key tasks, including (i) identifying school sites to ensure that the project maximizes its impact on target groups such as girls and rural populations; and (ii) assessing the suitability of sites for construction of project schools. Consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and the associated project administration instructions/technical assistance staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer LaRocque, Norman I.A.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division CWSS
Executing Agencies
Planning & Development Department
c/o Mountain Inn Hotel
Chitral, Pakistan
School Education and Literacy Department, Government of Sindh
Tughlaq House (Old Sindh Secretariat
Building), Karachi
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 27 Oct 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Oct 2017

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 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 27 Oct 2017 3,600.00

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