Focus on Education Series
Public-Private Partnerships in ADB Education Lending, 2000-2009
Education is a concern for all, including students, parents, communities, employers, societies, and governments. All stakeholders have a role in providing education services. In this context, the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) operations in the education sector pursue new and innovative models of education service delivery and financing. Public-private partnerships (PPPs) can contribute to improving the quality and relevance of education, and to raising the cost efficiency of education delivery, including to disadvantaged groups.
Strengthening Inclusive Education
'Inclusive education systems in [ADB] developing member countries will help create a broad human resource base for inclusive growth.'
- Jouko Sarvi, Practice Leader (Education), Asian Development Bank
Good Practice in Cost Sharing and Financing in Higher Education
Higher education will have increasing importance in channeling human resources to support social development and economic growth but faces resource constraints and competing priorities in ADB's developing member countries (DMCs). Sudden and large shifts of government financing to higher education in DMCs may derail adequate funds for basic and secondary education. It is thus critical that new paradigms be found for financing higher education.
Good Practice in Technical and Vocational Education and Training
Many ADB developing member countries (DMCs) suffer from a shortage of qualified workers. This good practice guide supports ADB's operations in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and dialogue among stakeholders in the DMCs on the TVET sector and its directions. The booklet highlights strategic questions and presents investment design issues, including the strengths and weaknesses of different forms of training and financing. It discusses the lessons learned from ADB's experiences in the sector and their implications for future TVET projects.
Good Practice in Information and Communication Technology for Education
The guide includes the findings of ADB's studies on ICT for education and the experience ADB has gained with stakeholders and partners in providing project assistance for ICT for education in its developing member countries.