31345-012: Second Education Quality Improvement Project

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details

Description

The Technical Assistance (TA) will prepare analytical background papers and a proposal for a second education quality improvement project for consideration by the Government and ADB. The TA will focus on (i) promoting equitable access to complete primary education for students in underserved areas, particularly for girls and ethnic minority groups; (ii) improving the quality of primary and secondoary education through support to teacher development and teacher training systems; (iii) strengthening MOE's c apacity to manage, plan, and monitor teacher development and teacher training systems; and (iv) helping to formulate and implement financing policies and targets to ensure satisfactory education sector development. The Project will contribute to poverty reduction by strengthening quality and equity of basic education, thus providing the poor with the opportunity to improve their economic status and to increase their participation both in the workforce and in society at large.

Description

The Technical Assistance (TA) will prepare analytical background papers and a proposal for a second education quality improvement project for consideration by the Government and ADB. The TA will focus on (i) promoting equitable access to complete primary education for students in underserved areas, particularly for girls and ethnic minority groups; (ii) improving the quality of primary and secondoary education through support to teacher development and teacher training systems; (iii) strengthening MOE's c apacity to manage, plan, and monitor teacher development and teacher training systems; and (iv) helping to formulate and implement financing policies and targets to ensure satisfactory education sector development. The Project will contribute to poverty reduction by strengthening quality and equity of basic education, thus providing the poor with the opportunity to improve their economic status and to increase their participation both in the workforce and in society at large.

Safeguard Categories

Environment: C
Involuntary Resettlement:
Indigenous Peoples:

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design

To maximize participation, interviews, workshops, focus group discussions, and consultative meetings will be held at provincial, district, and village levels (urban, rural, and ethnic minority areas). The meetings will be attended by key stakeholders and beneficiaries, representatives from the Lao Women's Union and NGOs, and future employers. Funding agencies active or interested in the education sector will also be consulted and invited to participate in relevant workshops.

During Project Implementation

Interviews, workshops, focus group discussions, and consultative meetings will be held at provincial, district, and village levels (urban, rural, and ethnic minority areas). The meetings will be attended by key stakeholders and beneficiaries, representatives from the Lao Women's Union and NGOs, and future employers. Funding agencies active or interested in the education sector will also be consulted and invited to participate in relevant workshops.

 

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