|Project Name||Primary Education Sector Improvement|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|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|
|Description of Outcome|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Geographical Location||To be determined.|
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation|
|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.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Jouko Sarvi|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD|
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|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|13 Nov 2001||31 Mar 2002||31 Mar 2002||30 Sep 2002||31 Aug 2003||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|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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