Bangladesh: Teaching Quality Improvement in Secondary Education

Sovereign Project | 26061-013 Status: Active

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Project Name Teaching Quality Improvement in Secondary Education
Project Number 26061-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 4559-BAN: Teaching Quality Improvement in Secondary Education (CIDA)
Canada (CIDA) US$ 18.00 million
Loan 2101-BAN: Teaching Quality Improvement in Secondary Education
Asian Development Fund US$ 68.90 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Secondary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The goal of the Project is to enhance the quality of secondary education in Bangladesh secondary schools by improving the quality of teaching. The purpose is to provide quality initial and in-service teacher training, including continuing professional development, to all eligible teachers of grades 6-10 in government and private secondary schools in Bangladesh. The Project will include the following four components: (i) Improving teaching quality through organizational development and capacity building; (ii) improving teacher training facilities; (iii) Strengthening in-service and pre-service teacher training; and (iv) Improving equitable access and community involvement.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Linkage to the Country poverty Analysis: In the Govt.'s poverty reduction statement, deprivation in health education and nutrition are used as indicators of human poverty. Bangladesh has shown strong commitment to education.The goal of the Project is to enhance the quality of education in Bangladesh Secondary schools by improving the quality of teaching. Better trained teachers and students from madrasah schools will have a positive impact on social dynamics in the communities. Quality secondary education will improve employment opportunities for young persons, especially for girls. Access to quality secondary education by the poor, the disadvantaged, ethnic and refugee children will enhance their competencies and chances for higher secondary and college education and employment opportunuties.

The project will contribute to poverty reduction through indirect benefits.

Impact To enhance the quality of secondary education in Bangladesh secondary schools by improving the quality of teaching

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome To provide quality initial and in-service teacher training, and continuing professional development to all eligible teachers of grades 6-10 in government and private secondary schools in Bangladesh
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Teaching Quality Through Organizational Development and Capacity Building

2. Teacher training facilities improved

2.1 TTCs, SESDCs, and HSTTIs, and MTTI renovated and upgraded

2.2 In-service teacher training network established

3. In-service and preservice teacher training strengthened

3.1 Teacher training accreditation implemented

3.2 Initial teacher training to all new secondary teachers provided

3.3 In-service initial teacher training implemented

3.4 In-service teacher professional development for all serving teachers implemented

3.5 Quality training to teacher trainers provided

3.6 Teacher training materials developed and distributed

3.7 Innovation and Development Fund implemented

4. Equitable access to quality secondary schooling increased and community involvement improved

4.1 Increased access to quality teaching provided

4.2 Improved teaching and learning for disadvantaged children

4.3 Increased participation of female teachers in secondary education

4.4 Increased social awareness and support for teaching quality improvement

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Borrower shall ensure that ADB's Environment Policy (2002), Policy on Gender and Development (1998), Policy on Involuntary Resettlement (1995), and Policy on Indigenous Peoples (1998) shall be followed in all Project activities.
Involuntary Resettlement no impact.
Indigenous Peoples

Impact is not significant

Outreach stations or satellite teacher resource centers will be established to improve access to teacher education in

remote districts such as Rangamati in Chittagong Hill Tracts. Specific actions to ensure that benefits will accrue to indigenous peoples or ethnic minorities have been integrated into the project des ign.

Within one (1) year of the effective date, the borrwer shall have (i) extended current incentive package, provided to the Borrower's employees in CHT, remote and underserved areas, to trained secondary school teachers who serve in these areas and/ or represent ethnic minorities, and (ii) made a written policy decision on providing additional or enhanced, training grants for secondary school teachers from remote and underserved areas and /or representing ethnic minorities. The Borrower shall adopt adequate procedures, including the provisions for administrative grievance mechanisms, transperancy regarding the amount of funds disbursed to recipients and spot audits to ensure that such funds are utilized by eligible recipients.

Within- eighteen (18) months of the Effective Date, the Borrower shall have established one outreach station and satellite teacher resource center in Rangamati, CHT, and in Patuakhali and Thakurgaon to increase access to quality training to the male and female teachers in these areas.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Community and parent participation, together with general public awareness of educational change, will be promoted through a social awareness and infromation program disseminated in meetings, newspaper articles, letters to parents and televission and radio media campaigns.
During Project Implementation The Borrower ensured restructuring of SMCs that shall include 40% women members in SMCs. The women members of SMCs shall comprise of elected women representatives of the local government, mothers, women community leaders, and female teachers.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services

To expedite coordination and implementation, an advance action will be taken for the recruitment of consultants for the Project. International and domestic consultants will be engaged to support the project coordination, management and implementation. About 400 person months of inputs of international consultants and about 700 person months of inputs of domestic consultants are envisaged. The areas of expertise include: Teaching quality and teacher education policy, planning and management; Academic development for teacher education and training; Teacher education institution planning; Teacher certification, registration and accreditation; Education management and training; Monitoring and evaluation; EMIS; Teacher training course and material development; Distance education in teacher training; Equitable access, special needs and gender; Special education.

Consultants will be selected and engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. Expressions of Interest are no longer accepted.

Procurement Vehicles and equipment will be procured through international competitive bidding (ICB) for packages above $500,000 and international shopping (IS) for packages below $500,000, financed from the ADB loan and CIDA cofinanced grant funds administered by ADB, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Computers, accessories, furniture for offices and training institutions, and miscellaneous office equipment will be procured through local competitive bidding (LCB) procedures for packages between $100,000 and $500,000 in accordance with Public Procurement Regulations 2003. To ensure economy and efficiency, goods of similar nature will be grouped into packages under one or more bids. Contracts will be awarded on the basis of a least-cost combination of packages.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Rahman, S.M. Ebadur
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education
Md Nazrul Islam
[email protected]
House No. 13, Road No. 21
Dhanmondi, Dhaka


Concept Clearance 06 Jun 2000
Fact Finding 22 Jan 2004 to 02 Feb 2004
MRM 06 Apr 2004
Approval 09 Nov 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 30 Jan 2007
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2016

Grant 4559-BAN

Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 18.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 - 0.00 0.00 %
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 18.00 - 0.00 0.00 %

Loan 2101-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Nov 2004 20 Dec 2004 28 Apr 2005 30 Sep 2011 30 Jun 2012 31 Jul 2013
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 90.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 68.90 09 Nov 2004 49.16 0.00 97%
Counterpart 21.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 09 Nov 2004 50.85 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Teaching Quality Improvement in Secondary Education: Project Completion Report Project/Program Completion Reports Sep 2014
Teaching Quality Improvement in Secondary Education Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Oct 2004

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Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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Title Document Type Document Date
Bangladesh: Teaching Quality Improvement in Secondary Education Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Nov 2015

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