Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in Secondary Education Project (ADB-54031-001)

  • Europe and Central Asia
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  • Uzbekistan
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 100.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Feb 3, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Oct 4, 2021

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Project Description
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According to the ADB, the project has three outputs:

1. Output 1: Quality of STEM education with support of technology improved. This output will support (i) pilot testing of interdisciplinary STEM classes for grades 5-11, (ii) strengthening curriculum of STEM subjects (physics, chemistry, biology, geography, informatics and mathematics) with EdTech, (iii) upgrading e-platforms for providing pre- and in-service teacher training, (iv) updating national assessment on STEM subjects aligned with the competency-based curriculum standards, (v) improving school-based assessment in STEM subjects, (vi) designing and implementing a special arrangement of recruitment and placement of additional STEM teachers, (viii) designing and mobilizing an incentive scheme for increased girls enrollment in STEM subjects, and (viii) strengthening e-learning and training platform such as

2. Output 2: Learning environments improved. This output will support (i) upgrading, science laboratories and ICT facilities in 200 schools and pre- and in-service teacher training institutes; (ii) rehabilitating selected schools with energy efficient, disaster resilient features, and with improved WASH facilities; (ii) upgrading teaching and learning equipment and (iii) strengthening internet connection in the schools.

3. Output 3: Sector management strengthened with expanded partnership. This output will support (i) establishing STEM center with private sector engagement, and developing operational mechanism with the private sector, the academe and civil society organizations in promoting STEM in secondary education, (ii) developing the STEM network where the 200 specialized schools support disadvantaged schools in each district, (iii) strengthening the Public Education Management Information System, and (iv) mainstreaming e-procurement and e-financial management.

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The ADB categorized the project E&S risks as follows:

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
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ADB Team Leader:

Eisuke Tajima - Principal Education Specialist

No contacts provided at the time of disclosure.

Executing Agency - Ministry of Public Education:

Address: 100011, Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Shaykhontokhur district, Navoi street, 2A
Phone: +998 712020909


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