Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program (ADB-47136-003)

  • Cambodia
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Koh Kong, Mondulkiri, Otdar Meanchey, Pailin, etc
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Sep 23, 2016
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Government of Cambodia
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 46.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 49.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 9, 2016

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Project Description

The program is the response of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to the government's vision of improving the quality of its human resources to sustain Cambodia's economic development and enhance its competitiveness. This will be achieved by supporting sequenced reforms aimed at improving the effectiveness of upper secondary education (USE). The program will (i) support initiatives to improve access to, quality of, and relevance of USE; and (ii) strengthen institutional capacity for planning, management, and delivery of education. While the policy reforms will be applied nationwide, most of the project activities will be implemented in seven disadvantaged provinces.

The impact will be the development of high-quality human resources. The outcome will be improved effectiveness of the USE system. USESDP contains 14 policy actions, all of which
have been completed from January 2015 to July 2016. These policy actions provide the guiding framework or policy bases in the implementation of the investment component of the USESDP.

Investment Description

Government of Cambodia: US$ 3 Million

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