Bangladesh: Supporting Education and Skills Development Investment Programs

Sovereign Project | 46456-002

Summary

The technical assistance (TA) will support education and skills development sector agencies to meet the government's objective of developing a strong base of skilled labor force calibrated to match rapid economic growth. The TA will further support Country Partnership Strategy 2011-2015 in the thematic area of good governance and capacity development. It will particularly help management of SESIP and SEIP in fiduciary risk management and result-reporting and verification.

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Project Name Supporting Education and Skills Development Investment Programs
Project Number 46456-002
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8523-BAN: Supporting Education and Skills Development Investment Programs
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Education - Secondary - Technical and vocational education and training
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The technical assistance (TA) will support education and skills development sector agencies to meet the government's objective of developing a strong base of skilled labor force calibrated to match rapid economic growth. The TA will further support Country Partnership Strategy 2011-2015 in the thematic area of good governance and capacity development. It will particularly help management of SESIP and SEIP in fiduciary risk management and result-reporting and verification.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

SESIP focuses on achieving outputs in four result areas: (i) enhanced quality and relevance of secondary education, (ii) increased equitable access and retention, and (iii) strengthened education management and governance. SESIP will provide financing depending on the government achieving a set of annual DLIs that are essential results to meet the program's objectives. A 5-year DLI matrix that describes annual DLIs and detailed verification protocol, which also includes an independent verification mechanism of DLI achievement, has been developed. SESIP has also developed fiduciary oversight arrangement which defines the roles and responsibilities of the concerned ministries, the Comptroller and Auditor General, and ADB. Further, a PFM Action Plan that defines ways to improve PFM was developed to manage risks associated with government managing funds and accounting for program expenditures.

SEIP focuses on achieving outputs in four result areas: (i) market-responsive inclusive skills training, (ii) quality assurance, (iii) skill training institutions strengthened, and (iv) effective program management. Similar arrangements for result-reporting and verification and fiduciary risk management are being developed under SEIP.

Impact More efficient and market-relevant secondary education and skills development systems
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Increased capacity in and assurance about fiduciary concerns and results reporting for SESIP and SEIP
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Capacity in fiduciary risk management improved

Capacity in result-reporting and verification process improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The consulting firm for the annual fiduciary review (AFR) of Loan 3047-BAN: Secondary Education Sector Investment Program (SESIP) has been recruited. The consulting firm for the AFR and the individual consultants to support Loan 3131-BAN: Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP) are being recruited.
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Fiduciary risk oversight arrangement, generic terms of references of the AFR and post-procurement reviews, and DLI/results verification protocols have been agreed with the government during SESIP design. Similar arrangements are being developed under SEIP.
During Project Implementation Fiduciary risk oversight arrangement, generic terms of references of the AFR and post-procurement reviews, and DLI/results verification protocols have been agreed with the government during SESIP design. Similar arrangements have been developed under SEIP.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consulting services will be provided in accordance with ADB s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) for a total of 51 person-months, comprising 18 person-months of international consultants and 33 person-months of national consultants.
Procurement not applicable
Responsible ADB Officer Brajesh Panth
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of EducationShikkha Bhaban, 16 Abdul Ghani Road
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 27 Aug 2013
Fact Finding 02 Mar 2013 to 01 Apr 2013
MRM -
Approval 04 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 02 Mar 2015

TA 8523-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Dec 2013 22 May 2014 22 May 2014 31 May 2016 31 Jul 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 04 Dec 2013 243,504.55
Title Document Type Document Date
Supporting Education and Skills Development Investment Programs Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2013

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