Bangladesh: Second Teaching Quality Improvement in Secondary Education Project

Sovereign Project | 40448-013 Status: Active


ADB is helping Bangladesh improve the quality of training for secondary school teachers in the country. The project will focus on improving teacher competencies, enhancing the learning environment, and advancing student performance, particularly in science, mathematics, and English language studies. It will also pilot computer-aided learning.

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Project Name Second Teaching Quality Improvement in Secondary Education Project
Project Number 40448-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2859-BAN: Second Teaching Quality Improvement in Secondary Education Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 70.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Secondary

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Teacher competencies are developed and awaiting for NTEC's approval.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. The National Teacher Education Council (NTEC) has been established headed by the Minister for Education as Chairperson ans DG, DSHE as its Member Secretary.

2. Competencies are developed and being approved by NTEC. 1,653 teachers (22% are female) for Grades 9-19 & 11-12(25% are female) are trained for Bangla, Mathematics, English, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Accounting and Bangladesh & Global Studies during July - December 2015.

3. In 2016- 2017, 2,000 scholarships for pre-service training will be granted.

4. Project implementation has been delayed due to various reasons. BANBEIS conducted census in 2013-2014. Final report has been published in December 2014.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project has been categorized under Category C'
Involuntary Resettlement The project has been categorized under Category C'
Indigenous Peoples The project has been categorized under Category B'
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultations were organized to prepare the project.
During Project Implementation The project will work in partnership with multiple stakeholders such as school management committees and parent-teacher associations.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer S.M. Ebadur Rahman
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education
Shikkha Bhaban, 16 Abdul Ghani Road


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Loan 2859-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
30 Mar 2012 02 Oct 2012 02 Nov 2012 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 85.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 70.00 30 Mar 2012 32.71 0.00 64%
Counterpart 15.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 30 Mar 2012 31.11 0.00 61%

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