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2015 Reports

Basic Education Sector Development Program: Validation of Completion Report

December 24, 2015 | [107] | Validation of Project/Program Completion Report

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the program. IED overall assessment: Successful.

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Bangladesh: Second Primary Education Development Program

December 24, 2015 | [107] | Validation of Project/Program Completion Report

The Government of Bangladesh launched the Second Primary Education Development Program (PEDP II) in 2004 as a sequel to the PEDP I to expand access to quality primary education for all eligible children in Bangladesh. During the 1990s, Bangladesh had made significant progress in increasing initial enrollment and in achieving gender equality but there was no tangible improvement in the completion rates or in the quality of education. Thus, the emphasis of the PEDP II was access and quality.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the program. IED overall assessment: Successful.

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Mongolia: Education Sector Reform Project

November 23, 2015 | [107] | Validation of Project/Program Completion Report

Mongolia’s education system has, in the past decade, benefited from three previous projects that supported major sector reforms, helped reorient the education system to the needs of the market economy, and provided needed investments (e.g., rehabilitated schools). Further changes were implemented that built on these interventions. Beginning school year 2008/09, basic and secondary education in Mongolia was extended from 11 years to 12 years, and school-entry age was lowered from 7 years to 6 years in line with international standards.

Extending the years of schooling and lowering school-entry age needed to be accompanied with supportive actions, such as a comprehensive reform of pre-service teacher training, reduced cost and improved provision of textbooks, streamlined education planning and budgeting methods, and enhanced use of information and communication technology. To help meet these demands, the government requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for grant assistance to finance a new project—the Education Sector Reform Project which aimed to improved quality, access, efficiency, and effectiveness of the 12-year education system.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.

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Bangladesh: Teaching Quality Improvement in Secondary Education Project

November 16, 2015 | [107] | Validation of Project/Program Completion Report

To improve the quality of secondary education in Bangladesh, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) supported the Teaching Quality Improvement in Secondary Education Project. It sought to raise the quality of teaching across the sector by revitalizing the existing, underutilized network of teacher-training colleges and institutions. It aimed to improve the planning and management of teacher training through organizational development, human development, and capacity building. The project also supported training of female teachers and teachers from disadvantaged groups, including ethnic minorities, particularly those working in remote areas.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.

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Viet Nam: Upper Secondary and Professional Teacher Development Project

October 20, 2015 | [107] | Validation of Project/Program Completion Report

The government was faced with the challenge of increasing the number of qualified teachers and improving teacher-training quality and methods in teacher-training institutes, which would improve upper secondary and professional secondary teaching. In 2005, the government requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to support the improvement of teacher education in the teacher-training institutes. The Upper Secondary and Professional Teacher Development Project was designed with this purpose in mind.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.

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Vocational Education Strengthening Project: Completion Report

September 30, 2015 | [107] | Project/Program Completion Reports (PCR)

This report evaluates the design, implementation and performance of said project in Indonesia, and provides an overall assessment and recommendations.

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Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Completion Report

September 8, 2015 | [107] | Project/Program Completion Reports (PCR)

This report evaluates the design, implementation and performance of said program in Bangladesh, and provides an overall assessment and recommendations.

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Indonesia: Rural Infrastructure Support to the PNPM Mandiri Project II

September 3, 2015 | [107] | Validation of Project/Program Completion Report

The community-driven development approach introduced in Indonesia in 1998 allowed communities to have control over planning decisions and investment resources so as to improve service delivery. The process mobilized local people, enabling them to prioritize their development needs, design activities, seek technical assistance, manage resources, and implement and sustain development actions. This organized collective action aimed to empower poor villagers by engaging local governments and national agencies to improve delivery of pro-poor services. Encouraged by the success of community-driven development programs and following more than a decade of implementation, the government formally adopted the community-driven development approach for the National Program for Community Empowerment (Program Nasional Pemberdayaan Masyarakat [PNPM]) Mandiri, a nationwide poverty reduction program launched in August 2006. The program aimed to expand its coverage to all 6,408 kecamatans by the end of 2009 and to reduce poverty by promoting community participation in development planning and management, and using the community-driven development approach to deliver basic services and infrastructure.

This report validates the completion report’s assessment of the project. IED overall assessment: Successful.

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Public-Private Partnership Development in Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area and Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle: Technical Assistance Completion Report

July 1, 2015 | [107] | Technical Assistance Completion Report

Technical assistance completion reports describe for technical assistance projects the expected impact, outcome and outputs; conduct of activities; evaluation and achievement of the expected outcomes; an assessment and rating; major lessons; and recommendations and follow-up actions. This document dated July 2015 is provided for the ADB regional project 44160-012.

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Upper Secondary and Professional Teacher Development Project: Completion Report

June 29, 2015 | [107] | Project/Program Completion Reports (PCR)

This report evaluates the design, implementation and performance of said project in Viet Nam, and provides an overall assessment and recommendations.

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The Payoffs to Partnerships

The Payoffs to Partnerships

Working in partnership has been one of five drivers of change in ADB’s 2008 corporate strategy labelled Strategy 2020. Now that the organization has set its eyes on a new Strategy 2030, it is vital to find out what the experience has been in implementing partnerships...

Cities and Middle Income Countries: Making Cities More Liveable

Cities and Middle Income Countries: Making Cities More Liveable

Independent Evaluation at ADB in partnership with the National University of Singapore (Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Asian Competitiveness Institute) will host a high-level learning event conference entitled Cities and Middle Income Countries at the Pan...

5 ways interventions can support environmentally sustainable growth

5 ways interventions can support environmentally sustainable growth

The Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris agreement on climate change are the most powerful manifestations yet of the global recognition that economic growth and poverty reduction can no longer be achieved at the expense of environmental degradation. Even so,...