Socialist Republic of Viet Nam: Lower Secondary Education Development Project
sector: Education | country: Viet Nam, Socialist Republic of
Advisory TA-aimed at preparing curricula, teacher training frameworks, and capacity development plans-can add value when implemented about 1-2 years prior to a project, with an overlapping period, to expedite project implementation.
A long gap cannot occur between the completion of project preparatory TA and appraisal, and continuity must be ensured to avoid changes in circumstances that may occur after the project preparatory TA stage and not taken into account during appraisal.
To ensure that the new curricula have a sound basis in practice, it is necessary to (1) include a sufficient period of pilot testing in authentic school conditions; and (2) build an elaborate grade-by-grade piloting and development scheme.