Pakistan : Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project, Additional Financing

Sovereign Project | 51126-004

The proposed project is aligned with the following impact: inclusive and equitable quality education for all ensured. The outcome is Inclusiveness of secondary education system in Sindh increased. The project will support this outcome through the outputs of Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project.

The SSEIP AF will fund reconstruction and rehabilitation of 1,000 schools (250 fully damaged schools and 750 partially damaged schools) in the 15 most affected tehsils (an administrative subdivision of a district) in the five districts in north Sindh. At least 100,000 students at primary and secondary schools (grade 1-12) will have access to schools. Priorities will be given to girls' schools and mixed schools (boys and girls) with at least 50% of students benefiting from the project being girls. The schools will have disaster and climate resilient designs.

Project Details

Project Name Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project, Additional Financing
Project Number 51126-004
Country / Economy Pakistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 4409-PAK: Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project, Additional Financing
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 275.00 million
TA 10212-PAK: Supporting Reconstruction of Flood-Affected Schools in Sindh
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP3: Tackling climate change, building climate and disaster resilience, and enhancing environmental sustainability
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development - Secondary

Gender Gender equity theme
Description

The proposed project is aligned with the following impact: inclusive and equitable quality education for all ensured. The outcome is Inclusiveness of secondary education system in Sindh increased. The project will support this outcome through the outputs of Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project.

The SSEIP AF will fund reconstruction and rehabilitation of 1,000 schools (250 fully damaged schools and 750 partially damaged schools) in the 15 most affected tehsils (an administrative subdivision of a district) in the five districts in north Sindh. At least 100,000 students at primary and secondary schools (grade 1-12) will have access to schools. Priorities will be given to girls' schools and mixed schools (boys and girls) with at least 50% of students benefiting from the project being girls. The schools will have disaster and climate resilient designs.

In responding to acute shortages of secondary schools especially in rural areas in the five project districts, 62 primary schools will be upgraded to secondary schools by building secondary education blocks in the existing school compound to increase transition rate from primary to secondary education. Moreover, after the completion of reconstruction of 1,000 schools, private sector will be responsible for school management including maintenance and operations of school facilities and equipment, based on an ongoing successful public-private partnership model operated in education sector in Sindh.

The government has requested concessional loan of $275 million from ADB's ordinary capital resources to help finance the project as emergency assistance loan. The project will be implemented from December 2023 to December 2027.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed emergency project was prepared in response to the Government of Pakistan's request to ADB on 19 July 2023 to support its post-flood recovery processes. The support is a part of about $1.5 billion in 2023-2025 which ADB pledged at the International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan co-hosted by the Government of Pakistan and the United Nations in Geneva in January 2023. This aims at accelerating the country's overall recovery from the flood which occurred in August 2022. The project will reconstruct 1,000 flood damaged schools with disaster and climate resilient and gender responsive designs for recovery of serious learning loss of girls and boys in the province.
Impact

Inclusive and equitable quality education for all ensured (Sustainable Development Goal 4)

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Inclusiveness of secondary education system in Sindh increased

Progress Toward Outcome issue on receiving teacher nomination
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

New secondary school blocks constructed, and operated under EMO program

Teaching capacity in five key subjects improved

Secondary education examination system strengthened

Flood-damaged schools reconstructed with strengthened disaster- and climate-resilient and gender-responsive designs.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Dadu, Kambar, Khairpur, Larkana, Naushahro Firoz District
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
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
Responsible ADB Officer Tajima, Eisuke
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Sector Office (SG-HSD)
Executing Agencies
School Education and Literacy Department, Government of Sindh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 25 Aug 2023
Fact Finding 29 Aug 2023 to 07 Sep 2023
MRM 19 Oct 2023
Approval 05 Dec 2023
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 07 Dec 2023

Loan 4409-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2023 15 Dec 2023 - 30 Jun 2028 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 310.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 275.00 05 Jan 2024 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 35.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Jan 2024 0.00 0.00 0%

TA 10212-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Dec 2023 28 Dec 2023 28 Dec 2023 31 Dec 2027 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 05 Jan 2024 0.00

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Title Document Type Document Date
Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project, Additional Financing: Environmental and Social Management Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Sep 2023

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Procurement Plan

Title Document Type Document Date
Sindh Secondary Education Improvement Project, Additional Financing: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Oct 2023