The Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP) supports the government's ambitious skills development initiatives, which aim to enhance the productivity and employability of the growing workforce to reduce poverty and accelerate economic growth. The proposed Project 2 (2017 -2021) aims to harness the evolving skills development system by strengthening training partnerships established under Project 1, while expanding the scope of skills training. Horizontally, Project 2 will expand its sectoral coverage of training from six to nine priority industries, bring in additional public and private training partners, and pilot upskilling training for Bangladesh migrant workers overseas.
|Project Name||Skills for Employment Investment Program - Tranche 2|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Education / Technical and vocational education and training
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP) supports the government's ambitious skills development initiatives, which aim to enhance the productivity and employability of the growing workforce to reduce poverty and accelerate economic growth. The proposed Project 2 (2017 -2021) aims to harness the evolving skills development system by strengthening training partnerships established under Project 1, while expanding the scope of skills training. Horizontally, Project 2 will expand its sectoral coverage of training from six to nine priority industries, bring in additional public and private training partners, and pilot upskilling training for Bangladesh migrant workers overseas. Vertically, Project 2 will upscale mid-level skills training (e.g., quality control personnel and supervisors) and introduce a new industry-specific managerial training program in response to the emerging "middle-management gap." Project 2 will also emphasize women's access to various skilling opportunities to promote their formal-sector employment and gender equality.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||Project 1 (2014-2018) is being implemented by forging large-scale partnerships with public, private, and nongovernmental training providers to deliver mostly entry-level skills training to new entrants and existing workers in six priority sectors . The proposed Project 2 (2017- 2021) aims to harness the evolving skills development efforts by continuing ongoing training, while expanding the scope of skills training both horizontally and vertically.|
|Impact||Income and productivity of the working population aged 15 and over increased.|
|Description of Outcome||Inclusive access to basic, mid-level, and managerial skills training in priority sectors increased.|
|Progress Toward Outcome||
Two consultants, engaged for NHRDF, have already developed detailed draft operational modalities, Organogram (with recruitment rules) and TVET Financing Modalities. Review workshop was arranged. Final reports will be submitted soon. NHRDF is expected to be fully operational by 2020.
NSDA has already been established by law. Rules and regulations to make it fully operational have already been prepared and submitted to Prime Minister's Office for approval. The Executive Chairman of NSDA has already been appointed. NSDA's Organogram has also been sent to Prime Minister's Office for approval.
|Description of Project Outputs||
Market responsive inclusive skills training delivered
Quality assurance system strengthened
Monitoring and management for skills development strengthened
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
As of 30 June 2020, a total of 140,342 new entrants were enrolled and 110,363 trainees were certified out of whom 81,164 were placed in job under T2.i.e. 73.54%.
As of 30 June 2020, 8,653 trainees were enrolled for up-skilling training under Tranche 2. Out of 7,628 certified trainees,7,163 are currently in job (93.90%).
As of 30 June 2020, special stipend was paid to 25,243 trainees under Tranche 2 of whom 10,052 were women i.e. 39.82% of the total. Payment of stipend to more trainees is under process.
In addition to this, 20,509 current trainees of T2 have been paid Special Allowance of Tk. 5,000 each for COVID 19 to keep them motivated to the ongoing training courses which are interrupted by COVID 19.
Out of 130 CS to be developed by SEIP project, so far 87 CS and 60 CBLMs have been developed under Tranche 1 and Tranche 2 together.
Two public institutes have been identified for training of trainers, and the detailed program proposals are currently under review for finalization.
Two public institutes have been identified for training of trainers, and the detailed program proposals are currently under review for finalization.
Preparation of detailed operational plan and guidelines is ongoing.
The team has already been established. quality assurance work is progressing with the guidance of this team.
SWAp framework will be considered after NSDA is operationalized.
Sex-disaggregated data are incorporated in TMS system. All analyses are also done by sex.
For the training of 125 managers / administrators a contract has been signed with the Institute of Public Finance (IPF).Training of 75 managers has competed out of the targeted 125.
NSDA bill was passed by the parliament on 18 September, 2018. Organogram and NSDA has been approved by the Prime Ministers Office under which the NSDA will be operating.
The DSC firm has already been engaged and it has started working since March 2020. The firm is now doing the design work for 03 TTCs. After the design is developed, process of floating tender will start
100 trainers received training of whom 19 were female.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Environmental Aspects||Project 2 is categorized B for environment under ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (SPS) (2009), given the civil works involved in upgrading three TTCs. Potential environment impacts are likely to be site-specific and short-term during construction that can be mitigated. The initial environmental examinations and environmental management plans have been prepared according to the SPS and the Environment Assessment Review Framework.|
|Involuntary Resettlement||The small ethnic community peoples plan has been prepared in compliance with the SPS. Project 2 is categorized C for involuntary resettlement, since neither land acquisition nor relocation of the people is foreseen; all TTC upgrades will take place within the existing premises.|
|Indigenous Peoples||Project 2 is categorized B for indigenous peoples safeguards under the SPS. It will not have any negative impacts on small ethnic communities but will generate positive impacts through increased training opportunities and targeted financial support.|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Various groups of stakeholders were consulted during program preparation, including industry representatives, TVET institutes and regulating body, labor market researchers, private and nongovernment organizations, and development partners. The program has also sought inputs from other stakeholders, such as trade unions, TVET graduates, parents, and international employers, and secondary and higher education institutions to improve the quality of training.|
|During Project Implementation||Regular consultations are being carried by TVET providers, industry groups, and communities to assess the performance and relevance of training programs. Inputs from employers are also sought regularly to explore the types of additional skills programs demanded. Adequate participation of civil society organizations in project implementation is being ensured through constant dialogue, workshops, training programs, and dissemination of findings from monitoring and evaluation.|
|Consulting Services||All consultants will be selected using ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Since the investment program is being financed by ADB's Special Funds resources, ADB's member country eligibility restrictions will not apply to this investment program.|
|Procurement||Tranche 2 project engages industry associations and PKSF through single-source selection, using the same performance-based contract and business plans developed under Project 1. For new industry-specific managerial training programs, selected universities have signed the MOU.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Li, Zhigang|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Human and Social Development Division, SARD|
Finance Division, MOF (EA)
Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka-1000
|MRM||19 Aug 2016|
|Approval||24 Nov 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||30 Sep 2020|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Nov 2016||14 Feb 2017||30 Mar 2017||30 Jun 2022||-||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||100.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||100.00||24 Nov 2016||79.21||0.00||79%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||24 Nov 2016||54.46||0.00||54%|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|TVET Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Active||23 Feb 2021||08 Mar 2021|
|Sector Specialist (Renewable Energy)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||12 Feb 2021||25 Feb 2021|
|Specialist (IT Consultant)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Jan 2021||10 Feb 2021|
|Consultancy Services for Tracer Study of SEIP Graduates||Firm - Consulting||Closed||28 Jan 2021||28 Feb 2021|
|Specialist 3 (Competency Standards, Course Accreditation & Assessment)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Jan 2021||10 Feb 2021|
|Specialist (M&E and MIS)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Jan 2021||10 Feb 2021|
|Procurement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||13 Mar 2020||23 Mar 2020|
|Specialist 2 (Competency Standards, Course Accreditation & Assessment)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Mar 2020||14 Mar 2020|
|Specialist 1 (Competency Standards, Course Accreditation & Assessment);||Individual - Consulting||Closed||04 Mar 2020||14 Mar 2020|
|System Audit for Training Management System (TMS)||Firm - Consulting||Closed||21 Feb 2020||22 Mar 2020|
|Consultant for Skills Gap Analysis of the Light Engineering Sector in Bangladesh||Individual - Consulting||Closed||20 Feb 2020||04 Mar 2020|
|consultancy services for External Monitoring & Evaluation Services for the Program||Firm - Consulting||Closed||30 Oct 2019||30 Nov 2019|
|MIS Coordinator for NSDA||Individual - Consulting||Closed||03 May 2019||12 May 2019|
|Curriculum Coordinator for National Skills Development Authority (NSDA)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||03 May 2019||12 May 2019|
|Monitoring & Evaluation(M&E) Coordinator for (NSDA)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||03 May 2019||12 May 2019|
|Industry Skills Council (ISC) Coordinator for NSDA||Individual - Consulting||Closed||03 May 2019||12 May 2019|
|Development Project Proposal (DPP) Specialist (National)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||15 Jan 2019||24 Jan 2019|
|Procurement Specialist||Individual - Consulting||Closed||28 Dec 2018||06 Jan 2019|
|National Specialist to Develop Guideline for Selection of Training Institutions under NHRDF||Individual - Consulting||Closed||27 Dec 2018||06 Jan 2019|
|External Audit Service||Firm - Consulting||Closed||20 Dec 2018||20 Jan 2019|
|Company Operation and TVET Financing Manuals Development Specialist (National) for NHRDF||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 Sep 2018||27 Sep 2018|
|Organogram, Recruitment Policy and Service Rules Development Specialist for NHRDF (National)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||14 Sep 2018||27 Sep 2018|
|Skills Development Specialist (International)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||10 Sep 2018||16 Sep 2018|
|Pool of national experts under SDCMU (Civil Engineer)||Individual - Consulting||Closed||26 Jun 2018||11 Jul 2018|
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor||Contractor Address||Executing Agency||Contract Description||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|T16E: INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, UNIVERSITY OF DHAKA (IBA,DU)||Loan 3468||15 Jul 2020||INSTITUTE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION||DHAKA - 1000 BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||OTHERS||1,636,141.00||1,636,141.00|
|SD-24: SUPERVISION OF CIVIL WORKS FOR MODERNIZATIO N OF TTCS (TRANCHE 2), ALSO REFER TO SD-9 (TRANCHE 1)||Loan 3468||23 Mar 2020||DOSUNG-TOPEC-SAMOOCM-BETS JV||EBENESEL BLDG. 5F, 128-3 CHEONGDAM-DONG GANGNAM-GU, SEOUL, KOREA KOREA, REPUBLIC OF||Finance Division, MOF||CONSULTANCY||1,047,706.44||1,047,299.54|
|SD-27: EXTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES||Loan 3468||16 Mar 2020||S.F. AHMED & CO.||HOUSE 51, 2ND FLR., ROAD 9, BLOCK F BANANI, DHAKA BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||CONSULTANCY||151,215.41||151,215.41|
|VARIOUS SDCMU CONSULTANTS (NATIONAL)||Loan 3468||27 Feb 2020||VARIOUS||VARIOUS BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||CONSULTANCY||332,667.61||332,667.61|
|CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR SOCIAL MARKETING (SD-29)||Loan 3468||17 Oct 2019||PIACT BANGLADESH LTD.||49/1 BABAR ROAD, MOHAMMEDPUR DHAKA, BANGLADESH BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||CONSULTANCY||498,727.58||498,139.98|
|CONSULTANCY SERVICE FOR LABOR MARKET STUDY (CONTR ACT NO. SD-28)||Loan 3468||25 Jun 2019||BANGLADESH INSTITUTE OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES||E-17 AGARGAON,SHER-E-BANGLA NAGAR, DHAKA-1207, BANGLADESH BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||CONSULTANCY||1,079,519.54||1,079,519.54|
|SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CONTRACT WITH ASSOCIATION OF EX PORT ORIENTED SHIPBUILDING INDUSTRIES OF BANGLADES H (AEOSIB)||Loan 3468||28 May 2019||ASSOCIATION OF EXPORT ORIENTED SHIPBUILDING I||12/3 MOTIJHEEL C/A,DHAKA-1000,BANGLADESH BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||OTHERS||2,345,291.67||2,340,291.94|
|MOU AND BP WITH NANYANG POLYTECHNIC INTERNATIONAL, SINGAPORE||Loan 3468||24 Oct 2018||NANYANG POLYTECHNIC INTERNATIONAL, SINGAPORE||180 ANG MO KIO AVENUE 8, 569830 SINGAPORE||Finance Division, MOF||Consulting Services||365,000.00||365,000.00|
|SKILLS DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST (INTERNATIONAL) - MOHIUDDIN ALAMGIR (PACKAGE SD-31D)||Loan 3468||24 Oct 2018||MOHIUDDIN ALAMGIR||40 INDIAN COVE WAY SOUTH EASTON UNITED STATES MASSACHUSSETTS 02375 UNITED STATES||Finance Division, MOF||Consulting Services||111,045.00||111,045.00|
|MOU WITH REAL ESTATE AND HOUSING ASSOCIATION OF BANGLADESH (T-22)||Loan 3468||24 Oct 2018||REAL ESTATE AND HOUSING ASSOCIATION OF||NATIONAL PLAZA, 1/G FREE SCHOOL STREET, SONARGAON ROAD, DHAKA 1205 BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||Consulting Services||2,481,008.00||2,481,008.00|
|TRAINING CONTRACT WITH BANGLADESH ENGINEERS INDUSTRY OWNER'S ASSOCIATION (BEOIA)||Loan 3468||14 Aug 2018||BEOIA||38, TIPU SULTAN ROAD, WARI, DHAKA 1203 BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||OTHERS||3,782,031.00||3,782,031.00|
|GRANTS FOR TRAINING FOR PALLI KARMA-SAHAYAK FOUNDATION (PKSF) PACKAGE NO. T-08||Loan 3468||31 Jul 2018||PALLI KARMA-SAHAYAK FOUNDATION (PKSF)||E-4/B, AGARGAON ADMINISTRATIVE AREA SHER-E-BANGLA NAGAR, DHAKA-1207 BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||OTHERS||7,434,056.00||7,434,056.00|
|TRAINING GRANT CONTRACT WITH BANGLADESH GARMENTS MANUFACTURERS AND EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION (BGMEA)||Loan 3468||17 Jul 2018||BANGLADESH GARMENTS MANUFACTURERS AND||BGMEA COMPLEX, 23/1 PANTHA PATH, LINK RD KARWAN BAZAR, DHAKA 1215 BANGLADESH BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||OTHERS||5,711,710.00||5,672,557.00|
|OPERATIONALIZATION OF NATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT FUND (NHRDF)||Loan 3468||15 May 2018||NATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT FUND||FINANCE DIVSION, MINISTRY OF FINANCE BANGLADESH SECRETARIAT, DHAKA 1000 BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||OTHERS||2,201,190.00||2,185,267.00|
|TRAINING GRANTS CONTRACT FOR LEATHERGOODS AND FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURERS AND EXPORTERS ASSOCIATION OF BANGLADESH (LFMEAB)||Loan 3468||08 May 2018||LEATHERGOODS AND FOOTWEAR MANUFACTURERS||ERECTORS HOUSE (9TH FLR), 18-KEMAL ATATURK AVE, BANANI C/A, DHAKA-1213 BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||OTHERS||2,696,728.00||2,696,728.00|
|CONSULTANCY CONTRACT WITH TAPPWARE SOLUTIONS FOR TRAINEE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (PACKAGE SD-34)||Loan 3468||07 May 2018||TAPPWARE SOLUTIONS LTD.||HOUSE 566 (2ND FLOOR), ROAD #8 AVENUE #3 MIRPUR DOHS, DHAKA 1216 BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||Consulting Services||245,152.00||245,007.00|
|TRAINING GRANTS CONTRACT FOR BANGLADESH TEXTILE MILLS ASSOCIATION (BTMA)||Loan 3468||07 May 2018||BANGLADESH TEXTILE MILLS ASSOCIATION (BTMA)||UNIQUE TRADE CENTRE (LEVEL 8), 8 PANTHAPATH, KARWAN BAZAR, DHAKA BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||OTHERS||1,996,557.00||1,995,379.00|
|GRANTS FOR MOTOR DRIVING TRAINING||Loan 3468||19 Apr 2018||BANGLADESH ROAD TRANSPORT CORPORATION (BRTC)||21 RAJUK AVENUE, DHAKA-1000 BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||OTHERS||2,129,905.00||2,093,764.00|
|GRANTS CONTRACT FOR SKILLS TRAINING (BACCO)||Loan 3468||29 Dec 2017||BANGLADESH ASSOCIATION OF CALL CENTERS AND||SUITE C, NAVANA TOWER, 5TH FLOOR, 45 GUL SHAN AVENUE, GULSHAN 1, DHAKA 1212 BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||OTHERS||6,898,211.00||6,866,863.00|
|GRANTS CONTRACT FOR SKILLS TRAINING (BACI)||Loan 3468||29 Dec 2017||BANGLADESH ASSOCIATION OF CONSTRUCTION||NAHAR GREEN SUMMIT, 3RD FLOOR, HOUSE 43, ROAD 16, DHANMONDI, DHAKA 1209 BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||OTHERS||7,837,486.00||7,801,870.00|
|GRANTS FOR TRAINING EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR KNITWEAR SECTOR (BRAC U)||Loan 3468||29 Dec 2017||BRAC UNIVERSITY (BRAC U)||MOHAKHALI, DHAKA BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||OTHERS||1,655,059.00||1,647,538.00|
|GRANTS FOR TRAINING EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR LEATHER AND FOOTWEAR SECTOR (EWU)||Loan 3468||29 Dec 2017||EAST WEST UNIVERSITY (EWU)||AFTABNAGAR, RAMPURA, DHAKA BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||OTHERS||1,209,004.00||1,203,510.00|
|GRANTS FOR TRAINING EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT CENTER FOR TEXTILE SUBSECTOR (BUTEX)||Loan 3468||29 Dec 2017||BANGLADESH UNIVERSITY OF TEXTILES (BUTEX)||TEJGAON, DHAKA BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||OTHERS||1,500,466.00||1,493,648.00|
|GRANTS MOU FOR SKILLS TRAINING (BMET) - MOTOR DRIVING||Loan 3468||29 Dec 2017||BUREAU OF MANPOWER, EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING||89/2 KAKRAIL, DHAKA 1000 BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||OTHERS||4,773,523.00||4,751,831.00|
|GRANTS CONTRACT FOR SKILLS TRAINING (BAPA)||Loan 3468||17 Jul 2017||BANGLADESH AGRO PROCESSORS ASSOCIATION (BAPA)||FLAT D6 4/1/A SOBHANBAGH, DHANMONDI DHAKA 1207 BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF (EA)||Others||3,047,333.00||3,043,304.00|
|GRANTS CONTRACT FOR SKILLS TRAINING (ISC T&H)||Loan 3468||17 Jul 2017||INDUSTRY SKILLS COUNCIL FOR TOURISM &||SATTARA CENTER 11TH FLOOR 30/A NAYAPALTAN VIP ROAD DHAKA 1000 BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF (EA)||Others||1,912,357.00||1,909,829.00|
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