51126-002: Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project | Asian Development Bank

Pakistan: Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 51126-002 Status: Proposed

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 51126-002
Country Pakistan
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 75.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Secondary

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 Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.
Outcome Secondary education attainment increased
Outputs

Access to quality secondary education in 10 districts expanded

Teaching capacity in five key subjects improved

Secondary education examination system strengthened

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement B
Indigenous Peoples C
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

All individual consultants and firms will be recruited in accordance with ADB's Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers: Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time).

An estimated 2438 person-months (51 international, 2387 national) of consulting services (including PIU staff) are required to (i) facilitate project management and implementation, and (ii) strengthen the institutional and operational capacity of the executing and implementing agency. Consulting firms will be engaged using the quality- and cost-based selection (QCBS) method with a standard quality cost ratio of 90:10 . Full technical proposals (FTP) will be used for hiring the project implementation firm, teacher training and examination development firm, and design and supervision firm. Individual consultant recruitment will be used for hiring individual consultants including PIU staff. The least cost selection (LCS) will be used for the engagement of audit firm with an estimated contract amount of less than $100,000.

Procurement

All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers: Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services (2017, as amended from time to time)

The project will provide school equipment such as laboratory, office and ICT, solar panels, along with construction of about 160 new secondary level school blocks in 10 districts . Open competitive bidding procedures will be used for the construction of secondary level schools including installation of solar panels and procurement of all equipment estimated to cost more than $100,000. Civil works may use pre-qualification (PQ) exercise. Request for quotations (RFQ) will be used for the procurement of off-the-shelf- equipment, small works, furniture and vehicles worth $100,000 or less.

Responsible ADB Officer LaRocque, Norman I.A.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division CWSS
Executing Agencies
School Education and Literacy Department, Government of Sindh
Tughlaq House (Old Sindh Secretariat
Building), Karachi
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Oct 2017
Fact Finding 28 May 2018 to 11 Jun 2018
MRM 10 Aug 2018
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Oct 2017

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