Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 31 Jan 2007
PDS Updated as of 28 Jan 2015

Project Name Secondary Education Modernization II
Country Sri Lanka
Project/Program Number 35192-013
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
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan2096Asian Development Fund35,000
Counterpart 12,000
TOTAL US$ 47,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Education in the north and east regions was severely affected by the conflict. Nonenrolment of children for schooling, school dropouts, and absenteeism were the major repercussions on education. Around 25% of the schools were closed and 15,000 classrooms were damaged. Approximately 50,000 children are out of school. After the ceasefire, enrolment has increased due to returning internally displaced people. A severe shortage of teachers (18%) ocurred in the area. Further, the widespread poverty caused by loss of livelihood and property affected the education of children. The north and east region has the lowest percentages of students in A-level science and mathematics, and the highest percentages of unqualified teachers.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Consultations with the Government and its relevant agencies handling education will be continued.

During Project Design
To be determined.
During Project Implementation
To be determined.


The broad sector goal of the Project is to help establish a secondary education system that is more responsive to labor market requirements, and contributes to sustainable peace through reconciliation and building of social cohesion. The specific objective is to increase equity of access to quality secondary education, and to improve efficiency of the system. The Project will upgrade approximately 1000 target schools and will provide system wide support to all 2300 secondary schools.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Project will support the government's strategy to improve the quality and access to secondary education to meet the new labor market requirements through improvement of schools and teaching equipment and applied academic curriculum and skills. In line with the Government's efforts to reconstruct the education system in the conflict-affected areas in the north-east region, the Project pays special attention to reconstructing these areas in coordination with the North-East Community Restoration and Development Project, which has a component for school rehabilitation in the conflict-affected areas.

Development Impact

A secondary education system that is equitable and responsive to labor market requirements

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Increased equity of access to quality secondary education and improved efficiency of the secondary education system.
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Quality and equity of secondary school education improved. Capacity of provincial and zonal offices strengthened. Government education policies and reforms implemented.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Jan 31
Consulting Services
The Project will provide 270 person-months of consulting services (108 international and 162 domestic) in the areas of: (i) training Master trainers/facilitators for the school-based training, (ii) courseware procurement and evaluation; (iii) curriculum development and assessment; (iv) library development in schools and training; (v) capacity development of Provincial Education Offices; (vi) Central Ministry-Provincial Ministry of Education communications strategies and EMIS; and (vii) social development, gender equity, inter-ethnic understanding. The Government will select and engage all ADB-financed consultants through a firm using quality and cost based selection and in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB on the engagement of domestic consultants.
All ADB-financed goods and services will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. The Central PMO will be responsible for all procurement. Supply contracts for goods estimated at $500,000 equivalent or more will be awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding (ICB). Supply contracts for goods less than $500,000 but more than $100,000 will follow international shopping procedures (IS). Minor items costing less than $100,000 equivalent may be procured by direct purchase (DP). All civil works contracts under the Project will be awarded under local competitive bidding (LCB) among pre-qualified contractors in accordance with the Government's standard procurement procedures acceptable to ADB.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 06 May 2004 to 22 May 2004
Management Review Meeting 23 Jun 2004
Approval 25 Oct 2004


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2096 25 Oct 2004 07 Dec 2004 19 May 2005 30 Jun 2010 31 Dec 2010 14 Dec 2011


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
26 Sep 2016 Loan 2096 35,652 0 100.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
26 Sep 2016 Loan 2096 35,652 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 2096 Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Sofia Shakil (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Education
Mr. Anura Dissanayake


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