Original disclosure @ ADB website
Updated in EWS Jul 8, 2022
Disclosed by Bank Oct 13, 2021
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According to the bank's website, "The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is supporting increased higher education opportunities in Solomon Islands via expansion of the University of the South Pacific's local campus (Multitranche Financing Facility Tranche 2 of $17 million). Both countries also receive assistance via the regional technical assistance (TA) Strengthening Education in the Pacific Region (total TA amount of $19.5 million). Previous education interventions in the countries are the reconstruction of schools after Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu and support for the use of ICT for better education services in Solomon Islands. Both governments have requested ADB support for future education sector projects, and preliminary intervention areas have been identified: (i) strengthened education management capacity and tools for improved gender-responsive forecasting, planning, management, and monitoring of the education sector; (ii) expansion and quality improvements of educational infrastructure with a special focus on gender equity, social inclusion, and digital solutions for teaching and learning in secondary schools; and (iii) pedagogical approaches for strengthening work-related, entrepreneurial, digital, and soft skills in secondary education and teachers' development. The proposed projects are estimated at $10 million for Solomon Islands with expected approval in 2022 and $8 million for Vanuatu with expected approval in 2023."
Responsible ADB Officer Borjegren, Per A.S.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PASP
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue,
Mandaluyong City 1550, Philippines
Ministry of Education and Training
Private Mail Bag 028 Port Vila, Vanuatu
Ministry of Finance & Economic Management
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
P.O. Box 26
Honiara, Solomon Islands
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