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Bangladesh: Skills for Employment Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign (Public) Project | 42466-016 Status: Active

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 Number 42466-016
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0517-BAN: Skills for Employment Investment Program - Tranche 2
Government of Switzerland US$ 4.50 million
Loan 3468-BAN: Skills for Employment Investment Program - Tranche 2
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
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.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Inclusive access to basic, mid-level, and managerial skills training in priority sectors increased.
Progress Toward Outcome Training programs are ongoing by industry associations and public institutes. 78,812 trainees have been enrolled (25,839 female). 11,781 trainees have been enrolled in mid-level skills program (4,779 female). Executive Development Training has started in three universities, enrolling 669 trainees so far.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Market responsive inclusive skills training delivered

Quality assurance system strengthened

Institutions strengthened

Monitoring and management for skills development strengthened

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

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.

As of 30 Jun 2019, special stipend has been paid to 16,363 trainees of whom 4,993 are women i.e. 30.51% of the total.

First tracer study has been completed. Second tracer study will be conducted at a later time.

Financial management and procurement action plans have been updated every 6 months and implemented based on fiduciary reports.

NHRDF operational plan and with diversified funding sources guidelines is ongoing.

NSDA bill was passed by the parliament on 18 September, 2018. Detailed operational plan will be prepared by the Prime Ministers Office under which the NSDA will be operating.

The MoU has been signed between SEIP, BMET and KOICA for modernization of 3 TTC component. The detailed designs for upgraded infrastructure facilities are in process.

Sex-disaggregated data are incorporated in TMS system. All analyses are also done by sex.

As of 30 June 2019, 54,732 trainees have been certified out of whom 36,231 have been placed in job under T2. i.e. 66.20%.

As of 30 June 2019, 3,008 trainees have been enrolled for up-skilling training under Tranche 2. Out of 2,327 certified trainees 1,848 are currently in job 79.4%.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
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.
Business Opportunities
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
Executing Agencies
Finance Division, MOF (EA)
[email protected]
Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 19 Aug 2016
Approval 24 Nov 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Aug 2019

Grant 0517-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
24 Nov 2016 - - 30 Jun 2022 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 33.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 24 Nov 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 28.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 4.50 24 Nov 2016 0.00 0.00 0%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Unsatisfactory

Loan 3468-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
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 75.52 0.00 76%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 24 Nov 2016 45.09 0.00 45%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Unsatisfactory

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
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
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
MIS 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
Organogram, Recruitment Policy and Service Rules Development Specialist for NHRDF (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Sep 2018 27 Sep 2018
Company Operation and TVET Financing Manuals Development Specialist (National) for NHRDF 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

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
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 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
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
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
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
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
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 (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
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

Procurement Plan

None currently available.