Education Sector Assessment (ADB-50311-001)

  • Pakistan
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Oct 14, 2016
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
  • Education and Health
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.22 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 3, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 18, 2016

Contribute Information
Can you contribute information about this project?
Contact the EWS Team

Project Description


The small-scale policy and advisory technical assistance (S-PATA), in an amount not exceeding the equivalent of $225,000, will carry out a comprehensive education sector assessment in Pakistan. The assessment will include a broad overview of education and skills development issues for the country as a whole, and will provide a more in-depth analysis of these issues for Sindh in particular.


In line with ADB's Midterm Review of Strategy 2020 commitment to increase its support to education, CWSS is exploring opportunities to expand the sector's portfolio based on comparative advantage and value addition. Pakistan has significant challenges to overcome in education sector development and student learning outcomes. The proposed sector assessment will provide a basis for policy dialogue between the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the government of Sindh, and other stakeholders, on possible ADB-financed support to education and skills development in Sindh.


Improved education sector performance in Pakistan, and particularly in Sindh.


The S-PATA will require four consultants, including two international experts (one specializing in basic and secondary education and one in skills development and higher education) and two national experts (one specializing in in school and teacher education and one in skills development and higher education in Pakistan). All consultants will be recruited on an individual basis. Outline terms of reference for consultants are in Attachment 3. Other consultants, including resource persons, may be engaged from time to time, as required (e.g., for study workshops with stakeholders). The selection and engagement of consultants will follow Asian Development Bank's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (March 2013, as amended from time to time). Disbursements under the S-PATA will be done in accordance with the ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time).


Not applicable.

Investment Description

Contact Information


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:


Responsible ADB Officer LaRocque, Norman I.A.
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division CWSS
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines