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Madrasah Education Development :  Indonesia

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Loan Name Madrasah Education Development
Country Indonesia
Loan Number 2294
Project Number 37475- 01
Source of Funding/Amount[Approved]
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$995,000
Asian Development Fund US$50.00  million
Sector/Subsector Education / Education Sector Development
Gender Mainstreaming Category Effective gender mainstreaming
Description In partnership with Government and other donors, the Project is expected to contribute over the long term to increased levels of educational attainment among new entrants in the workforce, and increased rates of formal employment and household incomes. The medium-term outcome of the Project will be improved quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of madrasah education at primary, junior secondary, and senior secondary levels. Key success indicators will include (i) improved progression and retention rates within the madrasah system; (ii) improved student performance at all levels, including reduction in the quality gap between the madrasah and general education systems; (iii) reduced district level disparities in student performance in the madrasah system with significant improvements in project madrasah; and (iv) more positive community perceptions of madrasah education quality.
The overall project design rationale is to combine a carefully selected set of supply-side interventions, alongside a number of key governance and institutional reforms. The selection of these interventions and reforms is based on extensive evidence of key determinants of quality and internal efficiency improvements. A second dimension of the design rationale is to focus these interventions on poor rural districts with significant concentrations of medium-sized private madrasah, taking account of the need to avoid duplication with other donor supported initiatives.
The design is based on well-researched district and school selection criteria and significant stakeholder consultations.
Project Outcome
Outcome Progress Toward Outcome
Improved quality of madrasah education at primary (MI), junior secondary (MT), and senior secondary (MA) levels In general, project implementation is satisfactory. Most madrasahs have received two cycles of block grants (planned for 3 cycles). Block grants are used to upgrade facilities and purchase furniture, computers, textbooks, and teaching aids, which greatly helped to improve learning and teaching environments in all project madrasahs. Special tutoring programs for poor performing madrasah students have commenced, which contributed to improve learning outcomes of more than 38,000 students. Scholarships have helped more than 4,000 poor students in project madrashas to continue their education and transit to the next higher level of schooling. More than 1,200 teachers participated in short training courses to upgrade content knowledge and teaching methodolgy for teachers. Management training was provided to all project Madrasahs principals, committee heads, supervisors, and concerned Madarash Education management officials, with focus on leadership, Madrasahs-based Management, result-based budgeting, accreditation, administration of remedial coaching and transition stipends programs, and advocacy. By the end of the Project, it is expected that about 120,000 students and 14,700 teachers will benefit from improved learning and teaching environments and training program.
Implementation Progress
Outputs Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities and Issues)
Teacher professionalism improved in project madrasahs in accordance with national standards
Increased availability of teaching and learning resources and facilities in project madrasahs to meet or exceed national standards
Internal efficiency of project madrasahs increased to meet national standards
Governance, management, and sustainability of project madrasahs strengthened to meet national standards
Project is on track.

The EA is in the process to transfer the third and final block grant tranche to the project madrasahs.
Geographical Location The Project will cover private and public madrasah at the primary, junior, and senior secondary level in 27 poor districts of three provinces: Central Java, East Java, and South Sulawesi.
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  Environment C
  Resettlement C
  Indigenous People C
Responsible ADB Officer Wolfgang G. Kubitzki
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division
Concept Clearance 04 Oct 2006
Fact-finding 17 Jul 2006 to 12 Aug 2006
Appraisal 18 Sep 2006 to 02 Oct 2006
Board Approval 15 Dec 2006
Loan No. Approval Signing Effectivity Original Revised Actual
2294-INO 15 Dec 06 15 Mar 07 13 Jun 07 30 Sep 12 - -

Financing Plan Top Loan Utilization
  TOTAL ( Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 50.00
ADB 50.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Date ADB OTHERS Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
46,440,306.530 0%
Cumulative Disbursements
48,541,678.670 0%
Top Status of Covenants
Category Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safe
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory
2008 Asian Development Bank

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