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Kyrgyz Republic: Preparing the School Education Reform Sector Development Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 52337-002 Status: Active

The proposed sector development program will support sector-wide policies, while its investment project will focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that are critically important for building a knowledge society. STEM will be the core for initiating interdisciplinary links and teaching approaches, project-based learning, and innovations at university and school level. These initiatives will gradually expand to involve other non-STEM disciplines as well.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kevin Corbin Central and West Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Kyrgyz Republic
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Preparing the School Education Reform Sector Development Program
Project Number 52337-002
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9854-KGZ: Preparing the School Education Reform Sector Development Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 700,000.00
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 / Education sector development - Secondary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed sector development program will support sector-wide policies, while its investment project will focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that are critically important for building a knowledge society. STEM will be the core for initiating interdisciplinary links and teaching approaches, project-based learning, and innovations at university and school level. These initiatives will gradually expand to involve other non-STEM disciplines as well.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Kyrgyz government has undertaken several efforts to improve education quality particularly in pre-school and school, which accommodate about two thirds of all students, teachers, and sector budget. Improvements in access to pre-school education, school curricula and textbooks, and teacher remuneration led to steady albeit slow progress in improving learning outcomes of pupils. Thus, in 2017 the national learning attainment test results suggested the significant decrease in the share of non-performers in math from 84.3% to 64.9% in 2007. Reading comprehension has also improved: only 51.5% non-performers in 2017 against 73.5% in 2007, as well as science 76.6% against 81.8% in 2017. The Ministry of Education and Science (MOES) is committed to participate in the next round of PISA in 2024. For further improvement of learning outcomes in schools, the Kyrgyz government needs to deepen reforms in key areas addressing problems at a systemic level.
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 engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions. The TRTA will require (i) 37 person-months of consultant inputs through a firm 17 person-months for international and 20 person-months for national, (ii) 15 person-months of national consultant inputs through an engineering/design firm, (iii) 9 person-months of consultant inputs through a architecture/design firm, 3 person-months for international and 6 person-months for national, and (iv) an individual international consultant (3 person-months). Fixed budget selection method will be followed for recruiting firms. A simplified technical proposal will be required.
Procurement The TRTA consultants may procure equipment according to ADB's Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated staff instructions.
Responsible ADB Officer Kevin Corbin
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division CWSS
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education and Science
257 Tynystanov str., 720040, Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 11 Nov 2019
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Nov 2019

TA 9854-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
11 Nov 2019 - - 31 Aug 2020 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 11 Nov 2019 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Consulting firm for School Education Reform Sector Development Program Firm - Consulting Closed 31 Oct 2019 21 Nov 2019

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