Mongolia : Supporting Post-COVID-19 Recovery in Education Sector
The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) aims to support the post-coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recovery in Mongolias education sector. It will (i) improve teachers knowledge and skills to assess students performance, (ii) enhance teachers skills on blended learning methods; (iii) strengthen schools management for post-COVID-19 recovery, and (iv) assess the factors affecting learning loss and quality of learning outcome.
East Asia Department
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|Project Name||Supporting Post-COVID-19 Recovery in Education Sector|
|Country / Economy||Mongolia
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Operational Priorities||OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Education / Education sector development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The knowledge and support technical assistance (TA) aims to support the post-coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recovery in Mongolias education sector. It will (i) improve teachers knowledge and skills to assess students performance, (ii) enhance teachers skills on blended learning methods; (iii) strengthen schools management for post-COVID-19 recovery, and (iv) assess the factors affecting learning loss and quality of learning outcome.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Impact of COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic and prolonged lockdowns had devastating impacts on education in Mongolia, which worsened already poor learning outcomes. The MES implemented measures to sustain the quality and accessibility of education services during the lockdown. Online and distance learning were organized through information and communication technologies throughout the country.4F4F Overall, children in rural areas received distance education for 100 days, or 20 school weeks (62% of the total academic year coverage), and children in the capital city for 110 days, or 22 school weeks (68% of the total academic year coverage) during school closures. Given the exacerbation of the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Mongolia since May 2021, the minister of the MES and the minister of health issued a joint order mandating the use of a blended learning scheme by combining both face-to-face and distance learning approaches at schools. As of 15 September 2021, about 57% of all schools nationwide were using face-to-face learning, 15% were using online-only schemes, and 30% were using blended schemes, taking into account the local pandemic situation. The future trend does not seem to allow for universal face-to-face learning, thereby requiring teachers to master the blended learning approaches.|
Access to and quality of education in Mongolia improved
|Description of Outcome||
Management of post-COVID-19 recovery in the primary and secondary education subsectors improved
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Teachers knowledge and skills to assess students learning improved
Teachers skills on blended learning methods improved
Schools management capacity for post-COVID-19 recovery strengthened
Factors affecting learning loss and quality of learning outcome assessed
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||TA implementation is on tract. A national consulting firm was engaged and commenced services in May 2022. Virtual inception mission was conducted intermittently from 2 to 8 June 2022. Inception Report was received in July 2022.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||ADB will engage a national consulting firm specialized in education training and evaluation (6 person-months of international, and 78 person-months of national consulting inputs) using consultants' qualifications selection method and biodata technical proposal. ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated procurement staff instructions.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Tadevosyan, Gohar|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD|
Ministry of Education and Science
|Concept Clearance||13 Oct 2021|
|Fact Finding||13 Oct 2021 to 18 Oct 2021|
|Approval||10 Dec 2021|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||23 Sep 2022|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|10 Dec 2021||13 Dec 2021||13 Dec 2021||31 Jan 2024||-||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|500,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||500,000.00||23 Sep 2022||153,366.97|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Supporting Post-COVID-19 Recovery in Education Sector: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2021|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|Consulting Firm||Firm - Consulting||Closed|
|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 6869||13 May 2022||MCDS LLC (MONGOLIA) in association with Training And Technology Transfer Ltd. (NEW ZEALAND) | Suite 1205, Grand Plaza, 2nd Precint, Bayangol District Ulaanbaatar, 46 Mongolia||Ministry of Education and Science of Mongolia||396,290.00||—|
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