Information and Communication Technology for Better Education Services (ADB-47201-001)

Countries
  • Solomon Islands
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Islands of Honiara, Auki, and Gizo
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Approved
Bank Risk Rating
U
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Voting Date
Oct 21, 2013
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Borrower
National Parliament of Solomon Islands, Ministry of Finance and Treasury
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Sectors
  • Communications
  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.50 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Oct 13, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 30, 2017


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Project Description
The technical assistance project is providing training and expertise on how best to use the internet in schools, particularly in isolated areas. The ADB is supporting the development of submarine optical fiber cable systems (SCS) in Solomon Islands where access to affordable telecommunications particularly high-speed (broadband) internet is low due to dependence on satellite connectivity. Once SCS is established, wholesale bandwidth prices are expected to halve, leading to a conservatively estimated retail price reduction of 20%. The TA will examine the potential contribution of ICT to the education sector in addressing constraints in managing and delivering services to widely dispersed and isolated schools in Solomon Islands. The TA activities and outputs are expected to facilitate future application of ICT to education management and service delivery. The TA will contribute to more equitable service delivery and increase benefits of the investments made by the development of SCS.
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information
Project Officer: Thonden, Chimi Pacific Department No contact information provided at the time of disclosure ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main