Improving Learning Outcomes in Secondary Education Sector Development Program (ADB-54296-001)

Regions
  • Europe and Central Asia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Countries
  • Georgia
Geographic location 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
Proposed
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
B
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Borrower
Government of Georgia
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
Sectors
  • Education and Health
  • Law and Government
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 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.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 150.00 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 Jan 30, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Oct 21, 2022


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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

According to the ADB, the program is aligned with the following impact: individuals reach their full potential and contribute to the social, economic and cultural development of Georgia as a sustainable knowledge-based society. The outcome will be secondary education system better equips the country's youth with the core competencies to succeed in post- secondary education and higher-productivity jobs of the future.
The policy component of the sector development program will adopt a tranche-based approach to enable strategically sequenced reforms and sustainable results relating to school autonomy and excellence, school and teacher management, modern curriculum implementation, examination and assessment that meets international standards, and cost-effective sector management. Policy actions under tranche 2 build on tranche 1 reforms and ensure their implementation.
Each program output will have policy reform and investment components reinforcing each other.

Early Warning System Project Analysis
For a project with severe or irreversible impacts to local community and natural resources, the Early Warning System Team may conduct a thorough analysis regarding its potential impacts to human and environmental rights.

The ADB categorized project E&S risks as follows:

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Investment Description
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Contact Information
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ADB Team Leaders:

Rie Hiraoka - Social Sector Division 
Shane Rosenthal - Country Director, Georgia Resident Mission
Mamatkalil Razaev - Social Sector Specialist
Shanti Jagannathan - Principal Education Specialist
Lindsay Renaud - Results Management Specialist

No contacts provided at the time of disclosure.

Executing Agencies -

Ministry of Finance:

Address: 16 V.Gorgasali str. 0105 Tbilisi
Phone: +995 32 2 261 407
Website: https://mof.ge/en/

Ministry of Education, Science, and Youth:

Address: 0102 Tbilisi, Dimitri Uznadze N 52
Phone: +995 32 2 200 220
Email: pr@mes.gov.ge
Website: https://mes.gov.ge/?lang=eng

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ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB

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: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main.

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