Bangladesh: Support for the Third Primary Education Development Project

Sovereign Project | 45317-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Support for the Third Primary Education Development Project
Project Number 45317-001
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8085-BAN: Support for the Third Primary Education Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 8085-BAN: Support for the Third Primary Education Development Project (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
A.T.F. - Swedish T.A. Grant US$ 700,000.00
TA 8085-BAN: Support for the Third Primary Education Development Project (Supplementary)
Canada (CIDA) US$ 1.15 million
TA 8085-BAN: Support for the Third Primary Education Development Project (Supplementary)
A.T.F. - Swedish T.A. Grant US$ 100,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Education sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Under this TA several fiduciary reviews have been undertaken and are ongoing as well as additional capacity development has been provided, which has contributed to strengthened assurance of fiduciary concerns. This will continue until the end of the program.

The TA provides strong support to strengthen results reporting, which has contributed to increased assurance on the quality of results reporting.

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

Two Annual Fiduciary Review are completed. Several Quarterly Fiduciary Reviews have been completed. Several parts of the Mid Term Review were supported by the TA. The support to enhance capacity to implement Results Based Management funded by the Government of Sweden is completed.

The draft third annual Fiduciary Review is being disseminated, and fieldwork for the fourth Annual Fiduciary Review has started.

In addition individual consultants are supporting strengthening procurement, financial management, Monitoring and Evaluation, monitoring of construction activities, supporting and reporting on Disbursement Linked Indicators, and overall project management.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The Government of Bangladesh, the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and eight development partners have jointly developed the Third Primary Education Development Program, which has several innovative features. The project provides financing depending on the achievement of selected results called disbursement-linked indicators (DLIs) and the government and development partners have agreed on a joint mechanism to review, verify, and improve reporting on DLIs and other results. Because the government's treasury system is used for disbursement and financial management, close fiduciary oversight and support for system improvement in public financial management (PFM) was also agreed. Subsequently, the government has requested ADB's support to strengthen project management in the areas of fiduciary risk management, and result reporting and verification. The TA was further discussed and agreed during a joint fiduciary review in March 2012. The government concurred with the impact, outcome, outputs, implementation arrangements, cost, financing arrangements, and terms of reference.
During Project Implementation Under the TA several Fiduciary Reviews have been undertaken. The results of these have been discussed with all relevant stakeholders. In addition the TA has supported strengthening of results reporting, which lead to improved Annual Sector Performance Reports. These reports have been disseminated to all stakeholders.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

The technical assistance (TA) will help ADB and other development partners to closely oversee PEDP III management, particularly in: (i) fiduciary risk management, and (ii) result reporting. It will help ensure government compliance with the agreed disbursement conditions and that funds are used effectively for the intended purpose, and accounted for. In addition the TA will further contribute to institutional capacity development in public financial management, result-based planning, financing and reporting, and other key areas of reforms as required.

Consultants inputs:

6 person-months of international consultants

12 person-months of national consultants

Procurement TBD

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
Mirpur-2, Dhaka, Bangladesh


Concept Clearance 15 Mar 2012
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

TA 8085-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 May 2012 09 Sep 2012 09 Sep 2012 30 Sep 2013 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
900,000.00 1,950,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,850,000.00 29 May 2012 2,034,853.84
Title Document Type Document Date
Support for the Third Primary Education Development Project Technical Assistance Reports May 2012

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