Armenia : Distance Education for Resilience Project in Armenia

Sovereign Project | 54329-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will help Armenia improve resilience to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and other disasters by enhancing and operationalizing its distance education system. The TA will (i) support the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (MESCS) to develop and operationalize a comprehensive distance education platform, and (ii) provide capacity building to the selected trainers on the use of the distance education system for further dissemination to beneficiaries.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Mousaelyan, Gohar Rouben
    Central and West Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Armenia
  • Sector
    • Education
Project Name
Distance Education for Resilience Project in Armenia
Project Number
54329-001
Country / Economy
  • Armenia
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6550-ARM: Distance Education for Resilience Project in Armenia
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
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

  • Information and communication technology / ICT industries and ICT-enabled services

Gender
Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) will help Armenia improve resilience to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and other disasters by enhancing and operationalizing its distance education system. The TA will (i) support the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport (MESCS) to develop and operationalize a comprehensive distance education platform, and (ii) provide capacity building to the selected trainers on the use of the distance education system for further dissemination to beneficiaries.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The scope of the TA was redefined based on the MESCS request to respond to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting quality and continuous education through a distance education system. The TA aligns with Sustainable Development Goal 4 (ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all) and Strategy 2030's guiding principles of promoting innovative technology and providing integrated solutions.
Impact

Continuous, inclusive, and equitable quality education for all public school students of Armenia developed

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

Distance education system improved

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

1. Distance education platform developed and launched

2. Capacity for the use of distance education platform developed

3. Targeted distance education content created and refined

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 project administration instructions and/or staff instructions. Quality and Cost based Selection method (90:10) will be used to engage the national firm for developing and operationalizing the distance education platform and individual consultant selection method for the individual consultant.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Mousaelyan, Gohar Rouben
Responsible ADB Department
Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Armenia Resident Mission (ARRM)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport

Timetable

Concept Clearance
10 Jul 2020
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
06 Aug 2020
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
14 Aug 2020

Funding

TA 6550-ARM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Aug 2020 06 Aug 2020 06 Aug 2020 30 Sep 2022 31 Mar 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
09 Sep 2023 613,799.14

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Title Document Type Document Date
Distance Education for Resilience Project: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Aug 2020

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards
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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
International Individual Consultant for Developing and Operationalizing Distance Education Platform Individual - Consulting Closed
Consulting firm Firm - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 6550 09 Feb 2021 Future Solutions NGO(Republic of Armenia) in association with Engage Performance Consulting Limited(UNITED KINGDOM) | 13 Lvovyan st., apt.47 Yerevan, Armenia, Yerevan 0056 Armenia Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport 685,749.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.