Secondary Education Improvement Project (WB-P157858)

  • Cambodia
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Voting Date
Apr 14, 2017
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  • Education and Health
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  • Housing & Property
  • Indigenous Peoples
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 40.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 40.90 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Apr 21, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Apr 20, 2016

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Project Description
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The objective of the Secondary Education Improvement Project (SEIP) is to expand lower secondary education to achieve minimum standards in target areas, and to provide immediate and effective response in case of an eligible crisis or emergency. There are three components to the project, the first component being improving lower secondary education to meet minimum standards. This component aims to support the goals of the ESP and TPAP through the establishment of 130 effective lower secondary schools (i.e., schools that meet LSSES) in efforts to provide lessons for replication to MoEYS as it increases expenditures in the sub-sector. This component targets approximately 8 percent of total lower secondary schools nationwide. This component will be implemented using a holistic approach, targeting national, sub-national, and school levels, improving school-based management, teacher performance, and school environments. The second component is the strengthening project management and monitoring and evaluation. This component provides technical and operational assistance for the coordination, administration, monitoring, evaluation, and audit of the project. It will also include activities to support the PISA for Development (PfD) to strengthen the assessment capacity of MoEYS in preparation for PISA 2021. Finally, the third component is the contingent emergency response. The objective of the contingent emergency response component, with a provisional zero allocation, is to allow for the reallocation of financing in accordance with the IDA Immediate Response Mechanism in order to provide an immediate response to an eligible crisis or emergency, as needed. An Emergency Response Manual (ERM) will be developed for activities under this component, detailing streamlined FM, procurement, safeguard, and any other necessary implementation arrangements.
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