Summary of Projects

ADB’s track record in education reflects a strong performance that addresses the needs of developing member countries. ADB has supported the development of decentralized basic education in Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, and Uzbekistan; and the modernization of secondary education in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Viet Nam. In higher education, ADB projects support comprehensive policy and structural reforms in Lao People s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) and Viet Nam; development of distance education in South Pacific countries and Sri Lanka; and establishment of open university systems in Bangladesh. In skills development, the focus of ADB projects ranges from technical education and vocational training in Cambodia, Kyrgyz Republic, and Nepal to support for science and technology in Sri Lanka and polytechnic systems in Indonesia.