Bangladesh: Public Private Partnership in Higher Education

Sovereign Project | 45181-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Public Private Partnership in Higher Education
Project Number 45181-001
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7960-BAN: Public Private Partnership in Higher Education
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Tertiary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The government agencies (Ministry of Education, Ministry of Finance, and University Grant Commissions), public and private universities, and private sector representatives have been consulted to examine the challenges and opportunities in higher education and to define the scope of the proposed S-CDTA and implementation arrangements.
During Project Implementation The activities of the S-CDTA will be carried out through a consultative process involving the key stakeholders, including the private sector. A Knowledge Economy and Higher Education Forum will be formed with the representatives from the Ministry of Education, UGC, selected public and private universities, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries, and other prominent private sector figures. The Forum will also include eminent educationists and industry leaders from priority sectors that can champion the discussion and promote widely shared understanding of the knowledge economy and the role of higher education in Bangladesh context.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The S-CDTA will engage consultants to provide a total of 9 person-months of inputs (international, 3 person-months and national, 6 person-months). ADB will engage individual consultants in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by ADB and Its Borrowers (2010, as amended from time to time). The CDTA will be implemented over 12 months with expected commencement in February 2012 and completion in January 2013.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Eisuke Tajima
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education
Shikkha Bhaban, 16 Abdul Ghani Road


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Dec 2011

TA 7960-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
06 Dec 2011 - 06 Dec 2011 31 Jan 2013 15 Aug 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 225,000.00 06 Dec 2011 150,460.74

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