Bangladesh: Primary Education Sector Improvement

Sovereign Project | 30216-012 Status: Archived

Project Details

Project Officer
Jouko Sarvi South Asia Department Request for information
  • Bangladesh
  • Technical Assistance
  • Education
Project Name Primary Education Sector Improvement
Project Number 30216-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 3766-BAN: Primary Education Sector Improvement
Japan Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The objectives and scope of the TA are to (i) review the national education policy, and analysis of strategies; (ii) formulate a medium-term primary education financing, framework and resource allocation mechanisms, including pro-poor education allocations, strategies, and priorities for Government, private, and donor contributions; (iii) formulate a pro-poor Primary Education Development Program, 2003-2008 (PEDP II), incorporating prioritized policies, strategies, targets, financing strategies, and indicative programs, and assist in improving Primary and Mass Education Division (PMED)-aid partnership arrangements; (iv) facilitate completion of an indicative primary education subsector investment plan; (v) prepare a capacity building strategy and plan for the subsector; (vi) design a Primary Education Sector Improvement Project (PESIP) consistent with and responsive to PEDP II and its priority investment plan, and (vii) consolidate a sustainable, participatory process for ongoing interministerial, donor, civil society, and private sector consultations in education development.
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 To be determined.

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The PPTA is proposed to be implemented by a team of four international (23 person-months) and six domestic consultants (33 person-months). The international consultants will be specialists in education policy analysis and development planning; education finance and budgeting; institutional development and capacity building; and primary education quality improvement; and the domestic consultants will be specialists in education organizations, management and administration training, teacher training and instructional support system design; finance, costing and project management facilities development and equipment procurement; and poverty, equity and gender.
Procurement None.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Jouko Sarvi
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Primary and Mass Education Division (PMED)
Mr. B. R. Khan, Joint Secretary (Development)
Bhaban 1, Room 315 Bangladesh Secretariat Dhaka, Bangladesh


Concept Clearance 20 Mar 1998
Fact Finding 12 Aug 2001 to 23 Aug 2001
Approval 13 Nov 2001
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Oct 2008

TA 3766-BAN

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Nov 2001 31 Mar 2002 31 Mar 2002 30 Sep 2002 31 Aug 2003 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 13 Nov 2001 737,276.74

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Title Document Type Document Date
Primary Education Sector Improvement Project Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2001

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