|Project Name||Strengthening Education System Sector Development Program|
|Project Opening Date||29 Sep 2014|
|Project Closing Date||31 May 2018|
|Responsible International Financial Institution||Asian Development Bank|
|Responsible Executive Agencies||
Ministry of Education and Science in the Kyrgyz Republic
Inclusive economic growth
The sector development program (SDP) will support the government’s plans to improve school education quality as enunciated in the Education Development Strategy for 2012-2020, and the National Strategy for Sustainable Development launched in 2013, which recognizes the quality of education as one of the most reliable indicators of the future development of any nation . The SDP is reflected in the draft COBP 2014-2016 and in the draft KGZ CPS 2013-17. The SDP will also support the Kyrgyz Republic’s plans to join the European Higher Education Area and steps taken to implement the Bologna 3-cycle academic process, curriculum development for a Master degree program in pedagogy and supporting reforms in the quality assurance system.
The program component under the SDP will include: (i) creation of an independent curriculum and textbooks review mechanism in MOES by establishing a consultative council; (ii) approval of quality assurance standards and accreditation system for pedagogy programs; (iii) regulations for delivery of MA/MS program in pedagogy in universities; (iv) defining e-education standards for institutions providing distance education option to students; (v) establishing a school development fund to rehabilitate selected schools; and (vi) strengthening community participation in schools. The SDP will aim to create sustainable reforms process and accrual of long term benefits to the country.
The investment component under the SDP will aim at improving the quality of education, including support for: (i) full implementation of curricula developed under the SEP; (ii) development and printing of LTMs for grades 7 9 and teacher training for the new curriculum; (iii) strengthened pre- and in-service teacher training systems; (iv) improved learning environment in selected innovative resource schools through showcasing of reforms and provision of additional infrastructure; (v) support for a Bologna process compliant quality assurance system for pedagogical programs; (vi) improved community participation in schools; and (vii) consultancy services, studies, surveys, and stakeholder consultation workshops.
Textbook printing, financed by the project component will follow implementation of an effective textbook rental scheme and commitment to reprint textbooks using textbook revolving fund. In March 2013, the World Bank approved the Sector Support for Education Reform Project for Kyrgyz Republic. This $16.5 million project will primarily focus on primary and lower secondary education and support improved learning outcomes in the education sector including improved teacher training, revision of curricular, printing and provision of learning and teaching materials up to grade 6. The SDP will be developed in close coordination with the World Bank project to ensure synergies and support.
|Source of Funding||
Asian Development Fund
|Amount of Funding||
US$ 22.00 million
Enhanced quality, access, and efficiency of public education in the Kyrgyz Republic
It is proposed that 59 person-months international and 171 person-months national consulting inputs will be engaged under the SDP.
The consulting firm has been engaged and commenced work in December 2015. The TRS/TRF Design Specialist and Implementation and Management Specialist are expected to commence work in Qtr2 2016. The Design firm has been advertised in March 2016. The following are expected to be advertised in Qtr 2 2016: Feasibility and policy research studies, audit firm, advocacy and media campaign and international education finance specialist.
The SDP will provide ICT/multimedia equipment, office equipment, videoconference system, science laboratory equipment, science software, furniture, smart classrooms, along with minor rehabilitation works of of school physical facilities.
|Contact Information of International Financial Institution|
|Organization/Department||Central and West Asia Department, Asian Development Bank|
|Address||52-54 Orozbekov Street|
|Phone||+996 312 624195, +996 312 900445|
|Contact Information of Project Implementer|
|Organization/Department||Ministry of Education and Science in the Kyrgyz Republic|
|Address||257 Tynystanova Str.|
|Phone||+996 312 625 082|