IISE of University of Pittsburgh, USA in association with Maxwell Stamp Ltd. Bangladesh prepared a loan program for ADB and Government of Viet Nam to improve the Secondary Educations sector. The TA examined three key policy measures and three priority areas—access and equity, quality and relevance, and efficiency and sustainability. The TA also identified areas where further developments would be planned and needed. Deliverables included: (i) an overall work plan and a participation strategy with major stakeholders; (ii) monitoring measurement and indicators (in the form of DMF) for the projected impact of the proposed project in the subsector performance and poverty reduction; (iii) review report on the ongoing Secondary Education Sector Master Plan (SESMP) 2006-2010; (iv) draft policy target under SESMP 2011 – 2015 of key educational outcomes; (v) training needs assessment of local counterparts and organizing workshops; (vi) cost estimates for a proposed loan project; (vii) detailed feasibility study report for the proposed project; (viii) analyzing constraints and challenges encountered in implementing past and ongoing ODA projects; (ix) recommendation of appropriate loan covenants for compliance with timely project implementation; (x) preparing the draft implementation plan for the proposed project; (xi) reviewing report on the Government’s regulations and decrees on non-schools in order to improve accreditation processes, which would encourage greater private investment and quality assurance of performance; and (xii) reviewing report on activities associated with the development and implementation of FSQL standards for USE.
Timeframe: August, 2008 - May, 2009
Realated Countries: Vietnam
Categories: Education and Skills Development