Preparing the Second Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program (ADB-47136-005)

  • Cambodia
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Oct 3, 2017
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Government of Cambodia
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.80 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 20, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 3, 2017

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Project Description

The Technical Assistance (TA) has three outputs:

Output 1: Scope and coverage of the proposed Second Upper Secondary Education Sector Development Program determined. The project team, through the TA, will update the education sector assessment with a focus on the major issues, gaps, and challenges in upper secondary education. The project team will conduct a detailed analysis of upper secondary provision in target areas, the capacity of teachers in upper secondary subjects, and student assessment. The project team will determine the scope and feasibility of the proposed project investments, ranging from capacity building to civil works and equipment, to teacher upgrading and professional development to institutional strengthening. The project team will conduct further consultations to confirm or refine the policy actions that were initially identified with the government and that will form part of the policy-based loan component. Through the TA, the project team will assist in identifying target areas to be supported by the project component. The project team will hold consultations, workshops, and focus group discussions with key stakeholders (e.g., government, development partners, education providers, and major industry partners).

Output 2: Due diligence requirements completed. The project team will conduct the following due diligence assessments: (i) financial management and procurement capacity; (ii) economic and financial analysis; (iii) program impact; (iv) social and environmental safeguards; (v) poverty, social, and gender analysis; and (vi) risks.

Output 3: Project implementation arrangements prepared. The project team will prepare the cost estimates and financing plan and the project administration manual (including the procurement plan) incorporating the necessary aspects to guide the overall implementation of the proposed project.


The TA will require 22 person-months of international consultant inputs and 18 person-months of national consultant inputs. ADB will engage these consultants as individuals, in accordance with the ADB Procurement Policy (2017) and the associated project administration instructions and TA staff instructions. Additional resource persons may be mobilized and will be done in accordance with ADB procedures. The consultants will be mobilized to provide support during the early months of program implementation. The overall consultant allocation includes 5 person-months of international consultants and 3 person-months of national consultants that have been left unallocated for the additional TA requirement of the government. These consultants may be used in the following areas: curriculum development, teacher development, technical and vocational education, education policy and program analysis, public private partnerships, technical assistance coordination and monitoring and evaluation.

Investment Description

Contact Information

Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
148 Norodom Blvd.
Phnom Penh
Kingdom of Cambodia


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