Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 29 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 28 Jan 2015

Project Name Teacher Education
Country Nepal
Project/Program Number 32236-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location Nationwide.
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
Education sector development - social protection initiatives
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories Category 2: Effective gender mainstreaming (EGM)


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1840Asian Development Fund19,600
Counterpart 6,600
TOTAL US$ 26,200

Safeguard Categories

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Environment C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental implications were reviewed, and no significant adverse environmental impacts were identified.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Stakeholders consultation undertaken

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The Project's objective is to assist the Government in improving the quality and efficiency of and access to basic education through better qualified teachers. The specific objectives are to improve the quality and coverage of teacher training by enhancing institutional capacity for teacher training system that encompasses preservice, in-service, and recurrent training of primary school teachers; and to improve access for girls and other disadvantaged groups. The objective will be achieved by (i) building capacity for policy making, planning, and managing teacher training programs; (ii) enhancing the professional skills of teachers by training trainers and teachers, and developing the curriculum and materials; and (iii) encouraging increased recruitment of female teachers and those from other disadvantaged groups by sensitizing teachers and providing fellowships for pre-service training for women and candidates from other disadvantaged groups.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Poor quality of classroom teaching is one of the key reasons for the overall low efficiency of basic education, which is manifested through low student learning achievements, and high dropout and grade repetition rates.Improving the quality of classroom teaching is key to improving the quality of education. At present, entry-level qualifications for primary teachers are low , and the majority of teachers have little or no training. Teacher absenteeism is high, and motivation is low. Poor teaching stems from lack of emphasis on training of teachers, an unsuitable teacher training curriculum and teaching methods, and weak management capacity. Adequate institutional capacity is required for the conduct and management of training, curriculum development, and design and development of teaching and learning materials. Enhanced institutional capacity will lead to improvements in teaching skills and competencies of primoary school teachers. The ultimate result is improved quality of primary school education. The project is in line with ADB's overall/regional as well as country strategy of poverty reduction. Human development is a key input for poverty reduction. The project constitutes major contribution to meet the 7th goal of the Education For All (EFA) and takes well care of the 10th plan intent to provide training to all teachers, enforce system of teaching license, developing standards of quality education, and upgrading pre-qualification of primary teachers to the level of grade 12

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 Nov 29
Consulting Services
A total input of 58 person-months of international and 309 person-months of domestic expertise will be provided for in-country training and capacity building.
All procurement financed by the loan will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement reflecting ADB's anticorruption policy and mandatory use of ADB's standard bidding documents.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 12 Feb 2001 to 02 Mar 2001
Management Review Meeting 02 May 2001
Approval 24 Sep 2001


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1840 24 Sep 2001 28 Jan 2002 09 May 2002 30 Jun 2008 15 Jul 2009 09 Dec 2009


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
25 Sep 2016 Loan 1840 15,543 0 100.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
25 Sep 2016 Loan 1840 15,543 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 1840

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Smita Gyawali (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Ministry of Education & Sports
B. Poudel


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