Preparing Pacific Education Sector Projects (ADB-55050-001)

  • Solomon Islands
  • Vanuatu
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
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
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."
Voting Date
Oct 13, 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.
  • Education and Health
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.70 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 Jul 8, 2022

Disclosed by Bank Oct 13, 2021

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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 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."

Investment Description
Here you can find a list of individual development financial institutions that finance the project.

Contact Information
This section aims to support the local communities and local CSO to get to know which stakeholders are involved in a project with their roles and responsibilities. If available, there may be a complaint office for the respective bank which operates independently to receive and determine violations in policy and practice. Independent Accountability Mechanisms receive and respond to complaints. Most Independent Accountability Mechanisms offer two functions for addressing complaints: dispute resolution and compliance review.

Responsible ADB Officer Borjegren, Per A.S.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PASP
Executing Agencies
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
P.M.B. 058
Port Vila
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
P.O. Box 26
Honiara, Solomon Islands


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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: .

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