Pakistan: Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project
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.
Corbin, Kevin G.
Central and West Asia Department
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|Project Name||Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project|
|Country / Economy||Pakistan
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
|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.|
|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.
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|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.|
|Consulting Services||16 individual consultants were engaged to help ADB mission process a project in Sindh, 1 service provider and resource persons.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Corbin, Kevin G.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||CWSS|
Planning & Development Department
c/o Mountain Inn Hotel
Chitral, Pakistan School Education and Literacy Department, Government of Sindh
Tughlaq House (Old Sindh Secretariat
|Approval||27 Oct 2017|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||28 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|27 Oct 2017||21 Nov 2017||21 Nov 2017||31 Dec 2019||31 Dec 2021||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,000,000.00||0.00||100,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,100,000.00||01 Apr 2022||758,568.89|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project: Project Data Sheet (Urdu translation)||Translated PDS||Mar 2018|
|Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project: Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Oct 2017|
|Preparing the Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Oct 2017|
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.
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|National Procurement Specialist (Replacement)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Jan 2021||02 Feb 2021|
|National Resettlement (Social Safeguards) Consultant (additional)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Aug 2020||25 Aug 2020|
|National Environment Specialist (additional)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||19 Aug 2020||25 Aug 2020|
|Project Start-up Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Jul 2019||24 Jul 2019|
|International Writer and Events Facilitator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 Apr 2019||19 Apr 2019|
|2 National Environment Specialists||Individual - Consulting||Closed||23 Jan 2019||29 Jan 2019|
|National Social Safeguards Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||23 Jan 2019||29 Jan 2019|
|National Project Implementation Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||07 Sep 2018||13 Sep 2018|
|2 National Environment Experts||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Jun 2018||18 Jun 2018|
|National School Architect||Individual - Consulting||Closed||31 May 2018||06 Jun 2018|
|National Procurement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||22 May 2018||29 May 2018|
|National Data analysis specialist and coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||18 Jan 2018||24 Jan 2018|
|National Student Assessment and Examination Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||17 Jan 2018||23 Jan 2018|
|National Teacher Professional Development Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Dec 2017||21 Dec 2017|
|National Education Facilities Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 Dec 2017||20 Dec 2017|
|International Education facilities specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Nov 2017||11 Dec 2017|
|National Environmental Safeguards Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Nov 2017||25 Nov 2017|
|National Resettlement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Nov 2017||25 Nov 2017|
|National Procurement and project start up Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Nov 2017||25 Nov 2017|
|National Gender and Social Safeguards||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Nov 2017||25 Nov 2017|
|International Finance and Costing Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Nov 2017||24 Nov 2017|
|International Procurement and Project startup Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||11 Nov 2017||24 Nov 2017|
|International Public Finance and Governance Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||31 Oct 2017||06 Nov 2017|
|International Eduation Economist and Team Leader||Individual - Consulting||Closed||31 Oct 2017||06 Nov 2017|
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