Sustaining Access to and Quality of Education During Economic Difficulties Project (ADB-50091-002)

  • Mongolia
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Nov 20, 2017
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Government of Mongolia
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 50.00 million
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Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Dec 15, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Nov 21, 2017

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Project Description
Mongolia is facing severe economic difficulties. Significant cuts in the education budget for 2017 and beyond greatly constrain the government''s capacity to mitigate further deterioration of education services. This will result in lost opportunities for pre-primary, primary, and secondary education, especially for children who come from disadvantaged backgrounds. Support from the Asian Development Bank is urgently needed to minimize the negative effects during this difficult economic period by (i) narrowing the gap in the enrollment capacity of schools and kindergartens in Ulaanbaatar and some aimag (administrative subdivision) centers, (ii) supporting the completion of unfinished curriculum reform and associated assessment system reforms, (iii) ensuring the provision of teaching and learning materials that accompany the new curriculum, (iv) upgrading the skills and knowledge of teachers and managers for the new curriculum and assessments, and (v) strengthening systems for planning and managing education services. CONSULTING SERVICES Quality- and cost-based selection: 340.0 person-months - $1,996,410 Least cost selection: 4.0 person-months - $10,000 Individual consultant selection: 95.5 person-months - $693,500
Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Government of Mongolia US$ 0.69 million
Contact Information
Executing Agency: Ministry of Education, Culture, Science & Sports JMYAGMAR@MECS.GOV.MN Government Building-III, Suite # 514, Baga toiruu-44, Sukhbaatar district Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 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: