Interim Review of the Senior Secondary Education System

Project Overview

Project Title Interim Review of the Senior Secondary Education System
Project Number 33137-012
Country Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End February 21, 2000–July 31, 2002
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Project Budget(EUR) 737,329
Implementing Organization / Consortium
Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The Government has requested a TA is to support (i) in-depth review of the early status of the development of the Senior Secondary Education (SSE) schools and system (1998 and 2001), and (ii) initial establishment and operationalization of monitoring and evaluation functions within CSSE. The in-depth review will focus on assessment of external and internal efficiency, as well as adequacy of recurrent budget at a sample of new SSE schools. Results will be used to explore options and strategies for maximizing efficiency and effectiveness of the SSE sector. Findings will be presented and disseminated in time for the NPPT review in 2001, hence permitting integration into the NPPT strategies for 2002 and beyond.

Project Objectives

The TA scope included reviewing and analyzing (i) SSE management and M&E; (ii) SSE programs, outcomes and external efficiency; and (iii) internal efficiency and educational finance.

The TA design covered key areas of relevance for building the capacity and improving the management of CSSE.

The scope, terms of reference, and implementation arrangements were considered appropriate.

Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process
Occupational Field
Target Groups
Related Projects

The TA was designed to meet the government’s needs and the inputs were clearly defined.

The TA was jointly implemented by CSSE and the Social Sectors Department of MOMES. The performance of the two executing agencies was satisfactory, but participation of CSSE staff was constrained by the fact that CSSE was newly established and had limited staff resources available.
The TA provided for 29.5 person-months of international consultants, 46.5 person-months of domestic consultants, and three groups of field researchers. The international consulting services were provided in line with the TA paper and detailed TOR, which covered major issues of the SSE subsector.

Project Results

TA outputs included an inception report, quarterly reports, a midterm report, research reports, workshops for data collection, dissemination of findings of research studies and recommendations for action plans, and a final report. The first quarterly report focused on describing activities and achievements, without sufficient focus on analysis.

However, subsequent reports analyzed issues in depth, and made strategic recommendations for CSSE management and college directors.
The TA was implemented using three methodologies: (i) baseline data collection and analysis from all target technical colleges of SSEP, (ii) case studies from four colleges from different regions, and (iii) small-scale commissioned research projects ranging from sector-level issues to college-based initiatives.

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