Bangladesh: Secondary Education Sector Development Program (Project)

Sovereign Project | 37307-013

Summary

The overall objective is to contribute to poverty reduction in Bangladesh by improving the quality of and increasing access to secondary education. Relevant and quality education will support the continued social and economic development of Bangladesh and expand employment opportunities for its population. The three major components: (i) increasing accountability and transparency in secondary education management, (ii) improving the quality of education, and (iii) improving equity of access to secondary education.

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Secondary Education Sector Development Project Mar 2012

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Project Name Secondary Education Sector Development Program (Project)
Project Number 37307-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2266-BAN: Secondary Education Sector Development Program (Project)
Asian Development Fund US$ 85.00 million
Loan 2267-BAN: Secondary Education Sector Development Program (Program Loan)
Asian Development Fund US$ 30.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education - Secondary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The overall objective is to contribute to poverty reduction in Bangladesh by improving the quality of and increasing access to secondary education. Relevant and quality education will support the continued social and economic development of Bangladesh and expand employment opportunities for its population. The three major components: (i) increasing accountability and transparency in secondary education management, (ii) improving the quality of education, and (iii) improving equity of access to secondary education.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The proposed Project supports the Government's National Poverty Reduction Strategy and is included in ADB's Country Strategy and Program.
Impact Increased relevance of secondary education to the demands of the labor market.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved efficiency, quality, and equity of access to education at the secondary level
Progress Toward Outcome The Project has achieved good results in delivering various quality improvement interventions including PBM, SBA and CQ system, resulting in increased pass-rates, reduced drop-out rates and improved enrolment rates. Progress has been made in identifying poor performing schools. In addition access has supported by providing stipends and building schools in underserved areas.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Strengthened management and governance of secondary education

1.1 Decentralization of management responsibilities increased

1.2 MQA system established

1.3 Functional specialization implemented

2. Enhanced quality of secondary education

2.1 Secondary education curricula improved

2.2 National examinations reformed

2.3 Student assessment strengthened

3. Improved equity of access to secondary education

3.1 School facilities in underserved areas developed

3.2 Stipends given to students from poor families

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Project has been implemented satisfactorily. It completed on 31 december 2013. Currently focus is on financial closing and preparing project completion report.
Geographical Location Nationwide.
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples A
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

An environmental assessment of the policy interventions has shown that most of the proposed policy actions will not impact the environment, while the policy action aiming to make access to education more equitable might have some very minor impacts.

The Borrower shall ensure compliance with ADB's Environment Policy, 2002, and the Borrower's existing environmental laws and regulations.

Involuntary Resettlement

The Project is not expected to require any involuntary resettlement.

The Borrower ensure that the land selected for construction of new schools is clear of occupation and not under use as defined in ADB's Policy on Involuntary Resettlement, 1995. In the event of unforeseen resettlement as defined in ADB's Policy on Involuntary Resettlement, 1995, the Borrower shall promptly inform ADB of such unforeseen resettlement and prepare necessary resettlement planning documents in accordance with ADB's Policy on Involuntary Resettlement, 1995.

Indigenous Peoples

As the Project will build schools in underserved areas, some of its residents might be from tribal groups. The reforms under the program loan are not expected to impact tribal people negatively. Instead, the national implementation of the reforms will improve the quality and relevance of secondary education for all groups. However, in case the Project has a negative impact on a tribal group or a positive impact does not accrue to them in the beneficiary area, safeguard measures will be included. These safeguards will be contained in a tribal people's development plan under the tribal people's development framework, or as a specific action in any resettlement plan that might be necessary.

The Borrower ensure that the Project is implemented in accordance with the tribal peoples development framework and the gender action plan (GAP).

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During project preparation, participatory consultations were held with different stakeholders in the Ministry of Education (MOE), local communities, nongovernment secondary schools, staff of the ongoing Secondary Education Sector Improvement Project, and students. Stakeholder views were sought on various secondary education issues, including factors affecting student enrollment, madrasah enrollment, and school-based assessment. National workshops were held to present the interim report and the draft final report.
During Project Implementation The Program addresses issues to improve the quality and management of secondary education throughout the country. Through the planned national implementation of the education management information system (EMIS), data will be available to inform policy makers on the coverage of secondary education, particularly in underserved areas. To strengthen schools, school management committee (SMC) members, who include parents and community leaders, will be provided training to help them with school development and improving student and thus school performance. In planning and implementing new school construction, district implementation coordination committees will involve local communities.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The quality-based selection method will be used for the selection of a team of consultants with estimated international inputs of 138 person-months and domestic inputs of 285 person-months.
Procurement All ADB-financed goods and related services, and civil works will be procured in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. PIU will determine bid packages and propose procurement methods, as approved by ADB.
Responsible ADB Officer S.M. Ebadur Rahman
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of EducationRatan Kumar Royrkumarroy@gmail.comShikkha Bhaban, Dhaka 1000
Timetable
Concept Clearance 31 Oct 2005
Fact Finding 13 Mar 2006 to 29 Mar 2006
MRM 16 May 2006
Approval 26 Oct 2006
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 20 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 24 Mar 2015

Loan 2266-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Oct 2006 08 Nov 2006 04 Dec 2006 30 Jun 2013 31 Dec 2013 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 113.33 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 85.00 26 Oct 2006 76.82 0.00 99%
Counterpart 28.33 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Oct 2006 75.61 0.00 97%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Loan 2267-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Oct 2006 08 Nov 2006 04 Dec 2006 30 Sep 2009 - 21 Jun 2010
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 30.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 30.00 26 Oct 2006 30.78 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Oct 2006 30.78 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Safeguard Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Indigenous Peoples Safeguards Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Secondary Education Sector Development Program: Tribal Peoples Development Framework Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks/Indigenous Peoples Development Frameworks Oct 2006

Evaluation Documents

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