Strengthening the Education System Sector Development Program (I)

Project Overview

Project Title Strengthening the Education System Sector Development Program (I)
Project Number 46537-001
Country Kyrgyzstan
Overall Project Value(USD) 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End July 29, 2013–February 22, 2015
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Project Budget(USD) 775.000
Implementing Organization / Consortium

Not Assigned

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
  • J. Asanova, Central and West Asia Department (CWRD) (Responsible ADB Officer)
Beneficiary Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Education and Science

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The project aims to support the government’s plans to improve school education quality as enunciated in the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic’s Education Development Strategy for 2012-2020, and the National Strategy for Sustainable Development launched in 2013, which recognizes “the quality of education” as “one of the most reliable indicators of the future development of any nation”.

The project will support the Kyrgyz Republic’s plan to join the European Higher Education area and steps taken to implement the bologna 3-cycle academic process, curriculum development for a Master degree program in pedagogy and supporting reforms in the quality assurance system.

Project Objectives
  • To improve access to quality teacher education and training programs
  • To improve learning environment in innovative resource schools
  • To promote grater community involvement in school management
Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Examination, certification and accreditation, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, Social Partnership, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Standardisation, Certification, Accreditation Bodies
Related Projects
  • Strengthening Education System Sector Development Program (2015-2018), available online:

The program component

This component include: (i) creation of an independent curriculum and textbooks review mechanism in MOES by establishing a consultative council; (ii) approval of quality assurance standards and accreditation system for pedagogy programs; (iii) regulations for delivery of MA/MS program in pedagogy in universities; (iv) defining e-education standards for institutions providing distance education option to students; (v) establishing a school development fund to rehabilitate selected schools; and (vi) strengthening community participation in schools.


The investment component

This component includes: (i) strengthening pre- and in-service teacher training systems; (ii) improving the learning environment in selected innovative resource schools through showcasing of reforms and provision of additional infrastructure; (iii) support for a Bologna process compliant quality assurance system for pedagogical programs; (iv) improving the community participation in schools; (v) promotion of consultancy services, studies, surveys, and stakeholder consultation workshops.

Project Results

The impact of the project will be strengthened and coherently functioning school education system in Kyrgyz Republic.

The outcome will be learning environment and key quality aspects of school education improved in Kyrgyz republic.

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