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Bangladesh: Support to Primary Education Development

Sovereign (Public) Project | 42122-015 Status: Active

The TA will support implementation of the National Education Policy to achieve quality education for all, particularly in the area of good governance and capacity development. The TA is a follow-up to TA 8085-BAN: Support for the Third Primary Education Development Program (PEDP3), which supported fiduciary oversight, implementation and results management, as well as its smooth transition to the next primary education program (PEDP4). PEDP3 financing depended on the government achieving disbursement-linked indicators (DLIs) that were outputs deemed essential to meet the program objectives. PEDP4 is proposed to follow the same principles, hence a smooth transition is required. The TA will continue supporting improved results reporting and implementation in key results areas.

 
Project Name Support to Primary Education Development
Project Number 42122-015
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9276-BAN: Support to Primary Education Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 300,000.00
TA 9276-BAN: Support to Primary Education Development (Supplementary)
Government of Canada US$ 1.17 million
TA 9276-BAN: Support to Primary Education Development (2nd Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education / Pre-primary and primary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description The TA will support implementation of the National Education Policy to achieve quality education for all, particularly in the area of good governance and capacity development. The TA is a follow-up to TA 8085-BAN: Support for the Third Primary Education Development Program (PEDP3), which supported fiduciary oversight, implementation and results management, as well as its smooth transition to the next primary education program (PEDP4). PEDP3 financing depended on the government achieving disbursement-linked indicators (DLIs) that were outputs deemed essential to meet the program objectives. PEDP4 is proposed to follow the same principles, hence a smooth transition is required. The TA will continue supporting improved results reporting and implementation in key results areas.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Bangladesh has made significant progress in improving the participation and retention rates of boys and girls in primary education. However, challenges remain in reducing dropout and repetition rates and in improving the quality of education, particularly in disadvantaged areas. PEDP3 always had a strong focus on improving the quality of education, while at the same time aiming to sustain and improve where possible the efforts to widen access to education. Success in managing reforms in large systems such as the Bangladesh primary education system depends largely on the government' capacity for effective targeting, planning, and management of resources to achieve the intended results. PEDP3 supported the development of institutional capacity in planning and financing based on results, and a robust monitoring and evaluation system; and promoted accountability for results through improved results reporting.

With supplementary financing from the Government of Canada, the TA continues supporting fiduciary oversight and public financial management during PEPD4 implementation.

Impact An efficient, inclusive, and equitable primary education system in Bangladesh (Third Primary Education Development Project
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Planning and results management capacity in primary education improved
Progress Toward Outcome Ongoing. The TA provides assistance to the executing and implementing agencies in planning, monitoring and reporting in key result areas. The TA provides support to strengthen results reporting, which is aimed at contributing to increased assurance on the quality of results reporting. It will also assist in the transition to the new program in the core results areas relevant to the DLIs.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Reform to expand primary education developed

Results reporting implemented

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

Reform to expand primary education developed - replaced with study on disaster resilience for schools. Consultants have been recruited and are preparing draft final reports based on desk research, field study, and consultation workshops.

Results reporting implemented

- completed the review and report on PEDP3's implementation of the gender and inclusive education action plan for FY 2017 and FY 2018.

- The DLI results reporting for PEDP3 was completed by March 2018.

- Monitoring the needs-based infrastructure construction completed in FY2018.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The Government of Bangladesh, ADB, and nine other development partners jointly developed PEDP3 and PEDP4 with several innovative features. Program financing depends on the achievement of selected results or disbursement-linked indicators (DLIs). The government and development partners have agreed on a joint mechanism to review, verify, and improve reporting on DLIs and other results. Because the government's treasury system is used for disbursement and financial management, close fiduciary oversight and support for system improvement in public financial management (PFM) was also agreed. Subsequently, the government has requested ADB's support to strengthen project management in the areas of fiduciary risk management, results reporting and DLI verification.
During Project Implementation The TA supported PEDP3 implementation and its transition to PEDP4. The government and development partner consortium established the Procurement and Finance Working Group (PFWG) which is responsible for coordinating the fiduciary review process. The PFWG is chaired by the government, while ADB and the International Development Association (IDA) are co-chairs. On behalf of the consortium, ADB and IDA jointly coordinate the fiduciary oversight in close consultation with the other development partners in the consortium. As PEDP3 was closed and PEDP4 started in Q3 2018, it was agreed to continue TA support for fiduciary oversight and PFM improvement, implementation of the final stages of PEDP3, and transition to PEDP4.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Firms will be engaged to conduct the following: (i) PFM study, (ii) gender disparity in dropouts and out-of-school children study; and (iii) annual fiduciary review. There will also be additional individual consulting services to strengthen implementation coordination.
Procurement None.
Responsible ADB Officer Li, Zhigang
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Primary and Mass Education
Mirpur-2, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 21 Oct 2016
Fact Finding 26 Oct 2016 to 26 Oct 2016
MRM -
Approval 13 Dec 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 08 Aug 2019

TA 9276-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2016 23 Jan 2017 23 Jan 2017 30 Jun 2018 30 Jun 2021 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
800,000.00 1,168,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,968,000.00 13 Dec 2016 703,353.24

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Support to Primary Education Development - Annual Fiduciary Review of the Fourth Primary Education Development Program Firm - Consulting Closed 12 Jan 2020 02 Feb 2020
Support to Primary Education Development - e-Content Development Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 29 Nov 2019 05 Dec 2019
Support to Primary Education Development - Study on Gender Disparity in Dropout and OOSC of PEDP3 in Bangladesh Firm - Consulting Closed 08 Jun 2019 22 Jun 2019
Support to Primary Education Development - Benchmark of PFM Study for Social Sector in Bangladesh Firm - Consulting Closed 28 May 2019 18 Jun 2019
Support to Primary Education Development - Education Economist Individual - Consulting Closed 30 Apr 2019 06 May 2019
Support to Primary Education Development - Implementation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Mar 2019 26 Mar 2019
Support to Primary Education Development - Annual Fiduciary Review of the Third Primary Education Development Program Firm - Consulting Closed 23 Feb 2019 09 Mar 2019
Disaster Risk Management Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Nov 2018 03 Dec 2018
Support to Primary Education Development - Senior Financial Management and Accounts Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 23 Nov 2018 29 Nov 2018
Structural Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Nov 2018 28 Nov 2018
Support to Primary Education Development - Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 10 Nov 2018 16 Nov 2018
GIS-based Disaster Risk Mapping Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Nov 2018 12 Nov 2018
Infrastructure Planning and Management Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Oct 2017 19 Oct 2017
Annual Fiduciary Review of Third Primary Education Development Program (PEDP3) Firm - Consulting Closed 27 Sep 2017 09 Nov 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9276 08 Oct 2019 ERNST & YOUNG LLP (INDIA)(INDIA) in association with A. QASEM & CO. (AQC)(BANGLADESH) 3rd Floor,Wing A & B, Worldmark-1, IGI A pitality District, Aerocity, New Delhi, ndia Ministry of Primary and Mass Education Consulting Services 119,542.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9276 20 Sep 2019 ASSOCIATES FOR DEVELOPMENT SERVICES LIMITED (BANGLADESH) 5/3 Lalmatia, 2nd Floor, Block A Dhaka 1207 Bangladesh Ministry of Primary and Mass Education Consulting Services 147,866.00
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 9276 09 Aug 2019 Howladar Yunus & Co. (BANGLADESH) in association with Grant Thornton Consulting Bangladesh Limited (BANGLADESH) 67 Dilkusha Commercial Area (2nd Floor) Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh [email protected] Ministry of Primary and Mass Education Consulting Services 140,000.00

Procurement Plan

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