Bangladesh: Third Primary Education Development Project

Sovereign Project | 42122-013 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping Bangladesh continue to improve the quality and reach of its primary education system. The program covers pre-primary through Grade V primary education. It will help improve student learning outcomes and completion rates, reduce disparities across all regions, decentralize school governance and management, and institutionalize human resource development.

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Project Name Third Primary Education Development Project
Project Number 42122-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2761-BAN: Third Primary Education Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 320.00 million
Loan 3256-BAN: Third Primary Education Development Project- Additional Financing
Asian Development Fund US$ 120.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education - Education sector development - Pre-primary and primary - Pre-primary and primary - social protection initiatives

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

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Net primary enrolment rate in 2014 is 97.7% ( Boys 96.6% Girls 98.8%) (Target for 2017 is 2018%)

The Gender Parity Index for Gross Primary Enrolment Rate in 2014 - 1.03 (Target in 2017 is 1.03)

The primary completion rate 2014 is 79.1% ( Boys 75.7%, Girls 82.5%) (target 2017 is 80%)

The number of input years per primary education graduate in 2014 is 6.2 (target 2017 is 6)

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The progress towards outputs is:

- At least 90% of all eligible schools received all approved textbooks (grade I to V) by 31 January 2015

- Dip in Ed offered in 29 PTIs with number of instructors according to the plan in 2014

- In 2014 83.8% of assistant and head teachers had professional qualifications

- 90% of all eligible schools received all revised Grade I, II and III textbooks as per the new curriculum by 31 January 2015

- 35% of all needs-based infrastructure completed

- In 2014 70% of Grade 1 new intakes completed PPE

- In 2014 64.9% of schools has a separate functioning toilets for girls

- In 2013 all teachers and head teachers positions (vacancies and new positions) were filled according to agreed recruitment procedures and on a needs basis with consideration for gender balance

- In 2014 70% of schools (GPS, and NNGPS) have prepared SLIPs and have received funds on the basis of guidelines updated in 2015

- 35% competency-based items were introduced in the 2014 Grade 5 PECE

- In 2014 the APSC covered 14 types of schools

- The primary education budget of FY2015-2016 was equal to or more than the original primary education budget for FY2014 and the share of the PEDP3 development budget as part of the overall primary education development budget increased incrementally

- The actual primary education expenditure for FY 14-15 is within 15% deviation of originally approved budget

Progress on achievement of DLIs and disbursement

During a Joint Consultation Meeting, held on 13 September 2012 between the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education (MoPME), the Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) and the Consortium of Development Partners (ADB, CIDA, DFID, EU, IDA, JICA, SIDA, and UNICF), actions were agreed to ensure that the not yet met DLIs will be met by the end of november 2012.

The first disbursement based on achieving Disbursement Linked Indicators of about $38.0 million was disbursed in December 2011.

The second disbursement based on achieving the disbursement linked indicators ($22.22 million) and based on expenditure statements ($40.0 million) was disbursed in December 2012.

A Joint Consultation Meeting was conducted on 4th march 2013. Progress against unmet DLIs for year 1 was assessed, and as of 4th of March 7 out of 9 year DLIs were declared met. For the 2 unmet DLIs a time bound action plan was agreed.

During the Joint Annual Review Meeting conducted in May 2013 overall progress of the program was assessed as satisfactory. ADB disbursed 13.33 million USD for meeting 3 DLIs in June 2013.

A Joint Consultation Meeting was conducted on 26 September 2013 to assess progress of DLIs. 1 year_1 DLI and 5 year_2 DLIs were declared met. For the unmet DLIs a time bound action plan was agreed. ADB disbursed USD66.667 million in December 2013

A joint Consultant mission was conducted in April 2014 to assess achievement of 3 DLIs. DLIs were decleared met and ADB disbursed $13.33 million.

During the Joint Annual Review Mission / Mid Term Review mission of June / July 2014 overall progress was assessed as satisfactory. The MTR concluded in September 2014. The overall assessment was the program was on track and no major changes were needed. However additional financing was required due to increased number of teachers to be recruited, the increase in the cost of construction, extension for one year and to deepen several reforms.

A Joint Consultation Meeting was conducted on 12 November 2014 to assess progress of DLIs. 1 year_2 DLI and 4 year_3 DLIs were declared met. For the unmet DLIs a time bound action plan was agreed. ADB disbursed USD62.22 million in December 2014

A joint Consultant mission was conducted in March 2015 to assess achievement of 2 DLIs. Both DLIs were decleared met.

During the Joint Annual Review Meeting conducted in May/June 2015 overall progress of the program was assessed as satisfactory. ADB disbursed 8.59 million USD for meeting 2 DLIs in May 2015.

Additional Financing of USD120 million became effective on 1 July 2015. ADB extended the program in line with the government extension.

A Joint Consultation Meeting was conducted on 1 November 2015 to assess progress of DLIs. 1 year_2 DLI, 2 year_3 DLIs, and 3 year_4 DLIs were declared met. For the unmet DLIs a time bound action plan was agreed. ADB disbursed 43.4 USD million in December 2015

Geographical Location All over the country.

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

The project is environment category B. A common harmonized

environmental management framework has been prepared. The PEDP III, based on needs

assessment and agreed criteria, will support construction of new schools and dormitories; repair

and maintenance of existing schools; and provision of safe drinking water, sanitation and

drainage facilities. With adequate arrangements for site selection, design, construction, and

operation and maintenance, the PEDP III is not expected to create any significant or long-term

adverse environmental impact. Consistent with government and ADB policy, the Local

Government and Engineering Department will monitor implementation of the environment

management framework semiannually. The department has the capacity to implement the

framework. It will prepare and disclose periodic monitoring reports that describe progress on

implementation of the framework, and compliance issues and corrective actions, if any.

Involuntary Resettlement

The project is category B for involuntary resettlement. Social safeguard

issues may arise from the extension of existing and creation of new physical facilities.

Bangladesh s schools are generally established on designated government-owned land, free

from other temporary or permanent use. The PEDP II did not trigger the Involuntary

Resettlement Policy (1995) because beneficiary communities provided lands, where needed.

Under the PEDP III, local communities are expected to continue to contribute land. Consistent

with government and ADB policy, a harmonized resettlement framework has been prepared

covering school selection guidelines; guidelines for obtaining different types of land;

compensation principles and standards; monitoring and reporting; and consultation,

participation, and disclosure.

Indigenous Peoples

The project is category B for indigenous people. Three districts

Bandarban, Rangamati, and Khagrachari of Chittagong Hill Tracts are home to the largest

proportion of the country s small indigenous population. The rest are dispersed in the plains

districts of greater Sylhet, Mymensingh, and the north and southwest regions, where they

generally live in isolated settlements among the mainstream population. Under the PEDP II, a

plan for expanding education of tribal children was developed for extension and rehabilitation of

existing government schools for out-of-school children; capacity building of indigenous/tribal

institutions; social mobilization to motivate parents to send children to school; supplementary

reading materials development in indigenous language; and recruitment and training of teachers

in the hill tracts. Building on this experience, a harmonized indigenous peoples plan consistent

with government and ADB policies has been prepared, to ensure that program activities in

general and physical works in particular do not adversely affect indigenous

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Rudi Louis Hendrikus Van Dael
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Primary and Mass Education
JSADMN@MOPME.GOV.BD
Mirpur-2, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Jan 2009
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Loan 2761-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Jul 2011 15 Sep 2011 05 Dec 2011 31 Dec 2016 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 7,620.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 320.00 05 Jul 2011 301.42 0.00 100%
Counterpart 7,300.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Jul 2011 301.42 0.00 100%

Loan 3256-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 May 2015 08 Jun 2015 01 Jul 2015 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1,785.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 120.00 20 May 2015 17.77 0.00 15%
Counterpart 1,665.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 May 2015 17.76 0.00 15%

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