Supporting Secondary Education Sector Improvement Program (ADB-52203-002)

  • Sri Lanka
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
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Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jan 15, 2021
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Sri Lanka
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  • Education and Health
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Feb 4, 2021

Disclosed by Bank Jan 15, 2021

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Project Description
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According to the bank's website, "The proposed technical assistance (TA) for SESIP will provide capacity building and implementation support for smooth implementation of the government's systemic and transformational reform agenda. It will also support medium- to long-term efforts in building the capacity in the education sector to respond quickly and flexibly to similar emergencies in the future, similar to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the RBL program supports systemwide reforms in the education sector, it will focus on 750 schools, of which 80% are provincial schools. By 2026, reforms supported by the program will benefit about 953,000 students (503,000 females and 450,000 males) annually. The program will also have equipped 47,853 teachers (31,583 women and 16,270 men) with skills that will benefit successive generations of students. Given the ambitious reforms proposed in the RBL, the government requested for dedicated resources to finance critical technical inputs to support reform initiatives. The TA will address quality and equity issues and will provide the much-needed expertise to adequately respond to the current education sector challenges.

The TA will ensure prioritization of the key reforms and achievement of the program's intended results areas in a smooth and timely manner. As program systems are used to implement the RBL program, and reforms are implemented by government staff, the TA will be used to strengthen RBL program systems and capacity, enhance sustainability, and institutionalize good practices."

Investment Description
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Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million

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Responsible ADB Officer Hoque, Uzma S.
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD


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