Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 18 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 14 Sep 2009

Project Name Second Education Development Project
Country Mongolia
Project/Program Number 31213-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Project activities will be implemented nationwide, with greatest emphasis on improving educational services to the poorest communities in rural aimags.
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Education
Subsector Education Sector Development
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1908Asian Development Fund14,000
TOTAL US$ 14,000

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see

Environment C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

No significant adverse environmental impacts were identified.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Consultations were carried out at processing stage.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The main objective of the Project is to reduce income and deprivation poverty by improving access to quality basic education for poor and vulnerable children, particularly in poorer rural and urban communities. Specific objectives will include improving (i) sustainability and learning environments of education facilities (kindergartens and schools) and expanding their coverage in areas of inadequate capacity; (ii) educational quality and (iii) efficiency and effectiveness of education management. Project activities will be implemented nationwide, with greatest emphasis on improving educational services to the poorest communities in rural and urban areas.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project is required to support ongoing national efforts to reduce poverty through education. In particular, it will address the need to build on reforms and activities commenced under the ADB financed Education Sector Development Program (ESDP) to increase access to quality primary and secondary education, especially in rural areas and in poorer urban communities. It will also continue ESDP activities for improving efficiency in the sector, including support for greater institutional and financial stability. The Project will support the achievement of the International Development Goals for Mongolia, as well as the achievement of social capital development objectives under the Poverty Partnership Agreement between ADB and Mongolia.

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Dec 18
Consulting Services
The project provides for a total of 40 person-months of international services and 754 person-months of domestic consulting services. The international and domestic consultants will support MOSTEC, and other education sector entities covered by SEDP in all aspects of civil works, policy and strategic advice, training and staff development as well as technical assistance on quality improvement. International consultants under the ADB loan will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Domestic consultants will be selected and engaged by the PMU under arrangements acceptable to ADB. Advance action will be taken to select consultants to facilitate the start-up arrangements for SEDP.
All procurement under the ADB loan will be accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Procurement of equipment, furniture, vehicles, and materials will be awarded through international shopping for contract packages of less than $300,000 equivalent, in accordance with procedures acceptable to ADB. Small contracts of less than $100,000 equivalent each may be filled by direct purchase. Local competitive bidding will be undertaken for civil works contracts. The PMU will be responsible for overall procurement activities.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 01 Oct 2001 to 20 Oct 2001
Management Review Meeting 11 Jan 2002
Approval 06 Aug 2002


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1908 06 Aug 2002 26 Aug 2002 19 Nov 2002 30 Jun 2008 15 Jun 2009


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
20 Apr 2015 Loan 1908 15,153 0 98.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
20 Apr 2015 Loan 1908 15,504 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1908

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Jazira Asanova (
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Mr. R. Bandii


Project Website
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