Original disclosure @ ADB website
Updated in EWS Feb 4, 2021
Disclosed by Bank Jan 15, 2021
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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."
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
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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