Bangladesh: Third Primary Education Development Project

Sovereign Project | 42122-013 Status: Active

ADB is helping Bangladesh continue to improve the quality and reach of its primary education system. The program covers pre-primary through Grade V primary education. It will help improve student learning outcomes and completion rates, reduce disparities across all regions, decentralize school governance and management, and institutionalize human resource development.

 
Project Name Third Primary Education Development Project
Project Number 42122-013
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2761-BAN: Third Primary Education Development Project
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 320.00 million
Loan 3256-BAN: Third Primary Education Development Project- Additional Financing
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 120.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

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

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

During the Joint Annual Review Mission / Mid Term Review mission of June / July 2014 overall progress was assessed as satisfactory. The MTR concluded in September 2014. The overall assessment was the program was on track and no major changes were needed. However additional financing was required due to increased number of teachers to be recruited, the increase in the cost of construction, extension for one year and to deepen several reforms.

Four development partners, including ADB, committed to provide additional financing.

During the Joint Annual Review Meeting conducted in May/June 2015 overall progress of the program was assessed as satisfactory.

Additional Financing of USD120 million from ADB became effective on 1 July 2015. ADB extended the program in line with the government extension.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Progress towards achieving outputs is satisfactory, as can be seen from achieving DLIs. Recruitment of teachers, approval of career path and construction activities need to pick up to timely achieve DLIs.
Geographical Location All over the country.

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects

The project is environment category B. A common harmonized

environmental management framework has been prepared. The PEDP III, based on needs

assessment and agreed criteria, will support construction of new schools and dormitories; repair

and maintenance of existing schools; and provision of safe drinking water, sanitation and

drainage facilities. With adequate arrangements for site selection, design, construction, and

operation and maintenance, the PEDP III is not expected to create any significant or long-term

adverse environmental impact. Consistent with government and ADB policy, the Local

Government and Engineering Department will monitor implementation of the environment

management framework semiannually. The department has the capacity to implement the

framework. It will prepare and disclose periodic monitoring reports that describe progress on

implementation of the framework, and compliance issues and corrective actions, if any.

Involuntary Resettlement

The project is category B for involuntary resettlement. Social safeguard

issues may arise from the extension of existing and creation of new physical facilities.

Bangladesh s schools are generally established on designated government-owned land, free

from other temporary or permanent use. The PEDP II did not trigger the Involuntary

Resettlement Policy (1995) because beneficiary communities provided lands, where needed.

Under the PEDP III, local communities are expected to continue to contribute land. Consistent

with government and ADB policy, a harmonized resettlement framework has been prepared

covering school selection guidelines; guidelines for obtaining different types of land;

compensation principles and standards; monitoring and reporting; and consultation,

participation, and disclosure.

Indigenous Peoples

The project is category B for indigenous people. Three districts

Bandarban, Rangamati, and Khagrachari of Chittagong Hill Tracts are home to the largest

proportion of the country s small indigenous population. The rest are dispersed in the plains

districts of greater Sylhet, Mymensingh, and the north and southwest regions, where they

generally live in isolated settlements among the mainstream population. Under the PEDP II, a

plan for expanding education of tribal children was developed for extension and rehabilitation of

existing government schools for out-of-school children; capacity building of indigenous/tribal

institutions; social mobilization to motivate parents to send children to school; supplementary

reading materials development in indigenous language; and recruitment and training of teachers

in the hill tracts. Building on this experience, a harmonized indigenous peoples plan consistent

with government and ADB policies has been prepared, to ensure that program activities in

general and physical works in particular do not adversely affect indigenous

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Rahman, S.M. Ebadur
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Primary and Mass Education
[email protected]
Mirpur-2, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Timetable

Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 15 Jan 2009
Last PDS Update 20 Mar 2017

Loan 2761-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
05 Jul 2011 15 Sep 2011 05 Dec 2011 31 Dec 2016 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 7,620.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 320.00 05 Jul 2011 301.42 0.00 100%
Counterpart 7,300.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 05 Jul 2011 301.42 0.00 100%

Loan 3256-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 May 2015 08 Jun 2015 01 Jul 2015 31 Dec 2017 30 Jun 2018 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1,785.20 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 120.00 20 May 2015 71.10 0.00 59%
Counterpart 1,665.20 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 May 2015 71.09 0.00 59%

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Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

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Title Document Type Document Date
Third Primary Education Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2017
Third Primary Education Development Project: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2016) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2017
Third Primary Education Development Program: Social Monitoring Report (July 2015-March 2016) Social Monitoring Reports Mar 2016
Third Primary Education Development Program: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2015) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
Third Primary Education Development Program: Social Monitoring Report (January–June 2015) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2015
Third Primary Education Development Program: Biannual Environmental Management Report (July - December 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Third Primary Education Development Program: Social Monitoring Report (July - December 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2014
Third Primary Education Development Project - Additional Financing: Combined Resettlement and Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework Combined Resettlement Framework and Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks Sep 2014
Third Primary Education Development Project - Additional Financing: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Aug 2014
Third Primary Education Development Program: Interim Social Safeguard Report (July 2013-April 2014) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2014
Third Primary Education Development Program: Interim Environmental Monitoring Report (July 2013-April 2014) Environmental Monitoring Reports May 2014
Third Primary Education Development Project: Social Monitoring Report (July - December 2013) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2013
Primary Education Development Support Program III: Social Management Framework Combined Resettlement Framework and Indigenous Peoples Planning Frameworks Jan 2011
Primary Education Development Program III: Environmental Management Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jan 2011

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

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