Secondary Education Support Program (ADB-45089-004)

  • Philippines
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Specific Location
Nation wide
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
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Voting Date
Apr 11, 2018
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Government of the Philippines
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 25, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 30, 2016

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Project Description

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will support preparation of the results-based loan (RBL) through a program preparatory technical assistance (PPTA). A PPTA is justified given the wide-ranging nature of the government’s K to 12 reform agenda, the innovative nature of many of the proposed elements of the Secondary Education Support Program (SESP), and the specialist nature of skills required in some areas. The PPTA will assess existing challenges and will provide technical inputs and assessments to assist the Government of the Philippines and ADB to jointly develop an RBL program that is suitable for ADB financing in all dimensions: technical, financial and economic, institutional, and safeguards; aligned with the new country partnership strategy and built on lessons learned from Secondary Education Development Project, Secondary Education Development and Improvement Project, Basic Education Sector Reform Agenda (BESRA) and other countries’ experiences with extending the education cycle.

Improved development of human resources to meet the needs of an inclusive knowledge economy (A Social Contract with the Filipino People, President Benigno S. Aquino III, 2010)

Secondary education system that equips youth with the essential competencies and skills for lifelong learning and employability

Investment Description

Contact Information

Department of Education
2nd Floor, Rizal Building
Department of Education, DepED Complex
Meralco Avenue, Pasig City

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