Jiangxi Shangrao Early Childhood Education Demonstration Project (ADB-51434-002)

Countries
  • China
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Specific Location
Shangrao city, Jiangxi province
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
U
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Voting Date
Sep 15, 2018
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Borrower
People's Republic of China
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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)
$ 0.40 million
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Updated in EWS Jan 30, 2019


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Project Description

According to the bank document, the project aims to improve access to quality three-year early childhood education (ECE), especially in rural areas by

(i) increasing quality ECE facilities, especially in rural areas;

(ii) improving pre- and in-service kindergarten teachers and principal training systems; and

(iii) developing models and systems for improving and ensuring the quality of ECE, especially in rural areas.

The project will be the first ECE project in the PRC. Assistance from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will facilitate access to knowledge and expertise in ECE pedagogy, quality assessments, and research. It will also add value by introducing digital technologies and solutions to enhance access to quality ECE, especially in rural areas, and strengthen institutional capacity and governance.

Impact evaluation of specific ECE interventions on child progress and development, and possibly on women's labor force participation, is considered. ADB will further support, through innovative pilots and ECE research, the development of ECE knowledge base for other PRC provinces and ADB developing member countries as regional public goods. The project is aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy for the PRC, 2016 2020 and Strategy 2030.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

TA 9589-PRC: Jiangxi Shangrao Early Childhood Education Demonstration Project

Technical Assistance Special Fund      US$ 0.4 million

Contact Information

Responsible ADB Division   Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD

Executing Agencies

Shangrao Municipal Government
Administration Center, Middle Fenghuang Avenue
Shangrao, Jiangxi, China

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