Mongolia : Supporting the Implementation of Education Sector Medium-Term Development Plan

Sovereign Project | 55047-001

The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) aims to improve the quality of education in Mongolia by (i) strengthening institutional systems and capacity to implement the education sector medium-term development plan (ESMTDP), (ii) enhancing online learning systems and resources, and (iii) improving the professional development systems and capacity of teachers.

Project Details

Project Name Supporting the Implementation of Education Sector Medium-Term Development Plan
Project Number 55047-001
Country / Economy Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6828-MON: Supporting the Implementation of Education Sector Medium-Term Development Plan
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 50,000.00
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund US$ 500,000.00
Operational Priorities OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) aims to improve the quality of education in Mongolia by (i) strengthening institutional systems and capacity to implement the education sector medium-term development plan (ESMTDP), (ii) enhancing online learning systems and resources, and (iii) improving the professional development systems and capacity of teachers.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Implementation of the ESMTDP started in 2021. However, implementation has been hampered by (i) inadequate institutional mechanisms and systems, including the absence of a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, and (ii) understaffing and frequent turnover of management and staff at the Ministry of Education and Science (MES) and associated educational institutions. Therefore, comprehensive support is needed to strengthen the institutional capacity of the MES; the Mongolia Institute of Education Research (MIER), which is responsible for ESMTDP implementation and monitoring; and the Institute of Teacher's Professional Development (ITPD), which is responsible for teachers' training. The ESMTDP implementation has been also facing challenges caused by the unpredicted impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The poor learning outcomes that existed before the COVID-19 outbreak have been exacerbated by the pandemic.
Impact

Education sector performance improved

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Enhanced institutional capacity in managing quality education system applied

Progress Toward Outcome The TA activities are being implemented to achieve its outcome.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Institutional mechanisms and capacity to implement the ESMTDP strengthened

Online distance learning and evaluation systems and resources enhanced

Teachers' professional development strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The TA team (firm) is developing the training plan in consultation with the EA and IA. The LEG terms of references were developed and approved. The high-level meeting of the LEG members was held on 14 March 2023 and agreed on the Joint Statement for the approval of the TOR of the LEG. The web-based M&E system concept has been developed taking into consideration the present systems and requirements of MES. The Mongolian language and Math Specialists developing ODL materials after ID Framework is completed and approved by the MES earlier in June. The ODL Instructional Design framework has been developed by the consulting firm and is at the approval stage by MES. Training on online and distance education expected to start in Q3 2023.
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.
Procurement Information technology software and tools to be procured by the Ministry of Education and Science (MES). The MES will own the goods it procures upon delivery under the condition that the goods will be used for TA activities until the completion of the TA. The MES is responsible for monitoring them based on an agreement with ADB.
Responsible ADB Officer Lonjid, Itgel
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Sector Office (SG-HSD)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education and Science
Timetable
Concept Clearance 26 Jul 2021
Fact Finding 11 Aug 2021 to 13 Aug 2021
MRM -
Approval 15 Nov 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2023

TA 6828-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Nov 2021 10 Dec 2021 10 Dec 2021 30 Nov 2023 30 Apr 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
50,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 550,000.00 04 Apr 2024 211,807.92

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Title Document Type Document Date
Supporting the Implementation of Education Sector Medium-Term Development Plan: Technical Assistance Report Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2021

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Mathematics learning specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed
Mongolian language learning specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Education policy and institutional specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Mathematics learning specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Training specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Education specialist and TA coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed
Finance and administration specialist 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 Technical Assistance 6828 07 Nov 2022 Inno-Change International Consultants, Inc. (PHILIPPINES) in association with Open Education Center, Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MONGOLIA) | Unit 6C High Pointe Building, 1184 Chino Roces Avenue, San Antonio, Makati City, Metro Manila 1203 Philippines Ministry of Education and Science of Mongolia 333,550.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.