Uzbekistan: Preparing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Secondary Education Project

Sovereign Project | 54031-002

The proposed project will aim at equipping secondary education students with relevant skills that enable them to succeed in an evolving and diverse labor market. The project will provide investment finance through the following objectives: (i) quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education with support of technology improved; (ii) learning environments improved; (iii) STEM education promoted with public-private partnership (PPP) approach; and (iv) sector management strengthened with expanded partnership. The project is estimated to cost $115 million. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will finance $100 million from its ordinary capital resources (concessional loan), and the Government of Uzbekistan will provide $15 million in counterpart financing.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Tajima, Eisuke
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Uzbekistan
  • Sector
    • Education
Project Name Preparing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Secondary Education Project
Project Number 54031-002
Country / Economy Uzbekistan
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6789-UZB: Preparing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Secondary Education Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
TA 6789-UZB: Preparing the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Secondary Education Project
High Level Technology Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development - Secondary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The proposed project will aim at equipping secondary education students with relevant skills that enable them to succeed in an evolving and diverse labor market. The project will provide investment finance through the following objectives: (i) quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education with support of technology improved; (ii) learning environments improved; (iii) STEM education promoted with public-private partnership (PPP) approach; and (iv) sector management strengthened with expanded partnership. The project is estimated to cost $115 million. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will finance $100 million from its ordinary capital resources (concessional loan), and the Government of Uzbekistan will provide $15 million in counterpart financing.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The transaction technical assistance (TA) will help the government prepare the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Secondary Education project. STEM education is a novel approach to transform education with innovation and the project will introduce country-contextualized STEM education in Uzbekistan. To develop and deliver the STEM education in the project, the TA will support preparation of the investment feasibility study and implementation startup to include capacity building of the executing agency on project implementation. The TA will also help address country-contextualized STEM education (e.g. curriculum framework), and it will be implemented and realized (e.g., curriculum delivery with procured equipment by trained teachers in the ensuing project). The ensuing loan is listed in the country operations business plan for Uzbekistan, 2021-2023. The Ministry of Public Education (MOPE) is proposed as the executing agency for the project.
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
Responsible ADB Officer Tajima, Eisuke
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division CWSS
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Public Education
Mr. Rustamkul Akhlidinov, First Deputy Minister
Mustakilik Maidony, 5 Tashkent 700078 Republic of Uzbekistan
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 29 Sep 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 04 Oct 2021

TA 6789-UZB

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Sep 2021 28 Oct 2021 28 Oct 2021 31 Aug 2023 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 17 Jun 2022 135.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT Firm - Consulting Closed 11 May 2022 31 May 2022
Secondary Education Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Mar 2022 30 Mar 2022
Due Diligence Package Firm - Consulting Closed 12 Mar 2022 11 Apr 2022

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