Mongolia: Supporting Post-COVID-19 Recovery in Education Sector

Sovereign Project | 55047-002

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 Details

  • Project Officer
    Tadevosyan, Gohar
    East Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Mongolia
  • Sector
    • Education
Project Name Supporting Post-COVID-19 Recovery in Education Sector
Project Number 55047-002
Country / Economy Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6869-MON: Supporting Post-COVID-19 Recovery in Education Sector
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
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.
Impact Access to and quality of education in Mongolia improved
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Management of post-COVID-19 recovery in the primary and secondary education subsectors improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
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)
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 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
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education and Science
Government Building-III, Suite # 514, Baga toiruu-44, Sukhbaatar district
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 Oct 2021
Fact Finding 13 Oct 2021 to 18 Oct 2021
MRM -
Approval 10 Dec 2021
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Dec 2021

TA 6869-MON

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
10 Dec 2021 13 Dec 2021 13 Dec 2021 31 Jan 2024 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 17 Jun 2022 0.00

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Consulting Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 19 Feb 2022 05 Mar 2022

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 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

Procurement Plan

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