Bangladesh: Second Primary Education Development Program (Sector Loan)

Sovereign Project | 30216-013 Status: Active

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Project Results



    students benefiting from new or improved educational facilities



    students educated and trained under improved quality assurance systems



    teachers trained with quality or competency standards

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Project Name Second Primary Education Development Program (Sector Loan)
Project Number 30216-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 4209-BAN: Second Primary Education Development Program (Sector Loan)
Sweden (Sida) (w/ LoA) US$ 29.00 million
Canada (CIDA) US$ 20.00 million
European Commission US$ 100.00 million
Government of the United Kingdom US$ 150.00 million
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation US$ 40.00 million
Netherlands Fund (with LoA) US$ 50.00 million
Loan 2015-BAN: Second Primary Education Development Program (Sector Loan)
Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 million
Loan 4209-BAN: Second Primary Education Development Program (Sector Loan)
Canada (CIDA) US$ 20.00 million
European Commission US$ 100.00 million
Department for International Development US$ 150.00 million
Netherlands US$ 50.00 million
Loan: Second Primary Education Development Program (Sector Loan)
Japan International Cooperation Agency US$ 3.00 million
Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation US$ 40.00 million
International Development Association US$ 150.00 million
Australian Agency for International Development US$ 12.00 million
Swedish International Dev. Cooperation Agency US$ 29.00 million
Grant 4209-BAN: Second Primary Education Development Program (Supplementary)
Canada (CIDA) US$ 30.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Pre-primary and primary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Project is completed, Project Completion Report is issued and project is rated Satisfactory. PCR can be downloaded from ADB website
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Project completed 2011 and is financially closed. Results of the project can be viewed from the PCR.
Geographical Location Upazila and district levels in all 64 districts of the country

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The design, extension, upgrading, renovation and operations of facilities under the Program followed the Borrower's environmental requirements, the Bank's environmental guidelines for Selected Infrastructure Development Projects, and other relevant Bank guidelines on environment.
Involuntary Resettlement


Classrooms will be expanded in the existing compound. In cases where a new school is required, the school will be built on land contributed by the community. Contributing land for a school has been a community practice in Bangladesh.

Indigenous Peoples

While Bangladesh is a largely monoculture society, there is a indigenous people population living largely in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) and in parts of Sylhet and northern Bangladesh. PEDP I included a number of initiatives designed to increase school participation among the tribal communities in CHT. However, due to political and other factors, little of this program has been implemented. PEDP II will take initiatives to accelerate implementation in CHT. In addition, the PEDP II will take initiatives to develop a mechanism for consultation with indigenous people communities in CHT, Sylhet, Mymenshing and northern parts of Bangladesh on strategies for increasing access to education. These will include facilitating the process for implementing the sections of Rangamati Declaration on Education pertaining to primary education; in constructing new schools and classrooms, priority will be given to remote areas, underserved, underschooled areas of CHT, and areas with indigenous people in other districts; exception should be made in the criterion of a no school within 2 km in the underserved CHT; flexibility in qualification in recruiting teachers; recruiting teachers from the respective indigenous people groups; recruiting female teachers; teaching resources and medium of instruction in local languages for 1-2 grades; recruiting community volunteers to assist teachers in local language.

The PEDP II will establish linkages with the Integrated Social Development Program (ISDP) of United Nation's Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Children's Opportunities for Learning Enhanced 2-program (CHOLEN2) of CARE. The Para Kendra (preprimary) school under ISDP could be upgraded to 2 grades in remote areas having no primary school. The Program will develop specific programs to address the needs of disadvantaged children: disabled children, refugee children, religious minorities and working children.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The plan of PEDP II was prepared in discussion with various stakeholders such as the government, training institutes, school management, teachers, and development partners.
During Project Implementation

To enhance the participation of parents and the community during implementation of PEDP II, emphasis will be on capacity building and active involvement of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and the School Management Committee (SMC) in school management and planning. In addition, the role of local government (Union Parishad) in the local-level education system will be strengthened by forming an education committee at the Union Parishad level. At present the functions of SMC and PTA are limited to occasional meetings. The roles of these committees are not properly understood and or accepted in the school management system. The PEDP II will restructure and strengthen the SMC and PTA to increase accountability of teachers, to improve attendance

and lower the dropout rate.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

Consulting services are required for program coordination and technical inputs. The consulting services will be recruited in packages. International firms, in association with domestic firms, will be engaged to provide the required consulting services.

All consultants financed from the ADB sector loan, and from co-financed pool of funds under ADB administration, will be selected and engaged during implementation in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants, and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for engaging national consultants. A total input of about 600 person-months of international and 1,300 person-months of national consulting services is expected. Indicative contract packages of consulting services will be finalized during appraisal.

Procurement Vehicles, equipment, materials were procured by international competitive bidding, and as appropriate, through local competitive bidding. Civil works procured through local competitive bidding procedure. Details for procurement for the first year of implementation was finalized during appraisal. Final details for procurement scheduled to later years were determined during program implementation, as appropriate.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Rudi Louis Hendrikus Van Dael
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Directorate of Primary Education
Mr. Shyamal Kanti Ghosh
Mirpur-2, Dhaka 1216


Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2000
Fact Finding 22 Mar 2000 to 22 Mar 2000
MRM 28 Mar 2003
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 02 Nov 2006
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Loan 2015-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
03 Nov 2003 20 Jan 2004 19 Apr 2004 30 Jun 2010 31 Dec 2011 19 Jul 2012
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 334.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 03 Nov 2003 109.33 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 234.00 03 Nov 2003 109.33 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

Loan 4209-BAN

Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 739.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 739.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Title Document Type Document Date
Second Primary Education Development Program Project/Program Completion Reports Sep 2013
Second Primary Education Development Program (Sector Loan) Loan Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Dec 2008
Second Primary Education Development Program (Sector Loan) Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2003

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

Title Document Type Document Date
Bangladesh: Second Primary Education Development Program Validations of Project Completion Reports Dec 2015

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  • 14 Nov 2014 | Project Result / Case Study

    Transforming Bangladesh Primary Education

    New teaching methods, increased student participation, and reward schemes for parents are helping Bangladesh modernize its vast primary education sector.
  • 15 Jul 2010 | Article

    Bangladesh: Keeping Education's Promise

    Bangladesh has high primary school enrollment rates and equally high drop out rates for older students. A revitalization of the country's education system aims to keep students in school. Syedpur, Bangladhesh - "I want to be a teacher when I grow older and help poor and sick people," says Devasmita Sarkar, a lively 10-year-old girl who attends a primary school in northwestern Bangladesh.
  • 07 Sep 2012 | Photo Essay

    Improving Bangladesh's Primary Education

    Despite impressive enrollment rates of around 98%, primary education in Bangladesh is hampered by low levels of teacher-pupil interaction, poor teacher training, and high student dropout rates. ADB is working with the government to step up the quality of primary education through the $1.1 billion Second Primary Education Development Program, which began in 2004.