Ref N° 458

Management of Technical Assistance in the Education Sector in Cambodia

Overall project value (EUR)
€ 294 465
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Start date
January 2014
End date
December 2014
Number of staff provided
24 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

In 2010, it was agreed that the EU, the Swedish Embassy and UNICEF would embark on a formal partnership in order to support capacity development in the education sector in Cambodia a harmonised manner. The Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF) started in November 2011 and will continue until December 2014. A two year extension is considered for the period 2015 to 2016. The CDPF is a multi-donor fund managed by UNICEF and financed by the EU (€ 7,450,000), the Government of Sweden (SEK 21,000,000) and UNICEF (US$ 1,500,000). Funding currently totals US$ 14.1 million. The Overall Objective of CDPF is to contribute to the Royal Government of Cambodia’s implementation of the National Strategic Development Plan (2009 – 2013) and MoEYS’ implementation and monitoring of Education Strategic Plan (ESP) and achievement of the Education for All and related Cambodia Millennium Development Goals through the implementation of the Capacity Development Plan.

The support under this contract will focus on 3 main areas:

Education Planning

The main objective of the consultancy support to Education Planning is to further strengthen the capacity of the Department of Planning (DoP) to fulfil its tasks on education planning, monitoring and evaluation of the Education Strategic Plan 2014 – 2018 (ESP) taking account of key Government reforms and the Aid Effectiveness agenda.

Decentralization and De-concentration Reform

The objective of the consultancy is to provide technical support to the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) for the functional review (FR) process and effecting the functional transfer (FT) process related to the sub-national democratic development program (SNDD), facilitating the collaboration of the Department of Legislation with other technical departments, the Ministry’s de-concentrated line departments, sub-national administrations (SNA), development partners and civil society organizations (CSO).


The objective of the assignment is to work with the Department of Planning and the CDPF Secretariat more broadly to monitor the effectiveness of the CDPF at national and sub-national levels researching whether the Fund is currently contributing (or will contribute in the future) to achieving the Capacity Development Outcomes and Strategic Outcomes of the CDPF Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework.

Type of services provided

PROMAN provides the services of a total of 5 experts:

  • Senior Technical Advisor for Strategic Education Planning (7 m/m);
  • Senior Technical Adviser to Support Decentralization and De-concentration Reform in the Education Sector (11 m/m);
  • Three National Technical Advisers to Monitor CDPF Effectiveness (6 m/m).

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