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Armenia: Distance Education for Resilience Project in Armenia

Sovereign (Public) Project | 54329-001 Status: Active

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
  • Armenia
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Distance Education for Resilience Project in Armenia
Project Number 54329-001
Country 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
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming 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.
Responsible ADB Officer Mousaelyan, Gohar Rouben
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Armenia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport
Government Building 2, Vazgen Sargsyan 3
Yerevan, 0010
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Jul 2020
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 06 Aug 2020
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Aug 2020

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 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 06 Aug 2020 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Consulting firm Firm - Consulting Closed 14 Jul 2020 14 Aug 2020

Contracts Awarded

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Procurement Plan

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