Uzbekistan: Education Sector Development Project

Project Overview

Project Title Uzbekistan: Education Sector Development Project
Project Number 34160-013
Country Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) More than 4 000 000
Project Start – Project End November 7, 2003–July 27, 2010
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Project Budget(EUR) 28,750,000
Implementing Organization / Consortium

ADB, Cabinet of Ministers

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Team leader N. Talipova, Portfolio Management Officer, URM, CWRD

Team members D. Mukhammadaliyev, Assistant Project Analyst, URM, CW

Beneficiary Univerities and schools around Uzbekistan

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

On 6 December 2002, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved the Education Sector Development Program (the program) for Uzbekistan comprising: (i) a policy-based loan (the program loan), and (ii) an investment loan (the project loan) in support of sector reforms. The program covered the entire country. The project was largely based on the findings and recommendations of a project preparatory technical assistance (TA). The $70.0 million program loan aimed to facilitate implementation of urgent reform measures affecting the entire sector; the project loan was to fund key investments aimed at improving the quality of basic education and sector management practices. The program loan implemented policy, legal, and institutional reforms over 3 years.

Project Objectives

The project was to be implemented over 5 years and aimed to support government efforts to improve the quality of basic education prioritizing poor and remote rural areas, and to modernize sector management.

Education Sector HE, VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, 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., Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Suppliers / developers of learning media, Training providers (public and private)
Related Projects

Education Sector Development Program


The project had three components with several subcomponents.

The first component, Strengthening Sector Planning and Management Capacities, was to support participatory policy formulation processes and develop national capacity to manage the education reforms.

The second component, Improving and Extending Teacher Education, was to establish distance education capacity to conduct teacher training and retraining activities.

The third component, Strengthening Community Involvement with Schools and Improving Learning Conditions, was to enhance the autonomy of schools and reduce regional and rural–urban disparities in the teaching environment.

Project Results

Output 1: Strengthening Sector Planning and Management Capacities

Output 2: Improving and Extending Teacher Education

Output 3: Promotion of Public Participation in Improving Teaching Conditions



1 Andijan State University

2 Bukhara State University

3 Gulistan State University

4 Karshi State University

5 Samarkand State University

6 Termez State University

7 Tashkent City Teachers Training Institute

8 Urgench State University


1 Djizzak State Teachers Training Institute

2 Kokand State Teachers Training Institute

3 Navoi State Teachers Training Institute

4 Nukus State Teachers Training Institute

5 Tashkent Provincial State Teachers Training Institute


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