Bangladesh : Skills for Employment Investment Program - Tranche 2
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.
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|Project Name||Skills for Employment Investment Program - Tranche 2|
|Country / Economy||Bangladesh
|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||Gender equity theme|
|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.|
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||Training programs for new entrants and an existing workforce trained in nine priority sectors are ongoing by industry associations and public institutes. As of 30 Sep 2022, a total of 217,750 trainees have enrolled of whom female trainees were 74,375 (34.16%). Out of 217,750 enrolled trainees, 66,782 trainees were enrolled in mid-level skills training (30.66%). Among them, 15,152 trainees were female (22.69%). Executive Development Training has started in three universities1,695 trainees have been enrolled (net enrollment after dropouts) against the target of 1740, of which 154 (11.98%) are female.|
|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 September 2022, a total of 201,176 new entrants were enrolled (Female 71,380 i.e 35.48%) and 179,429 trainees were certified out of whom 127,699 were placed in jobs under T2. i.e. 71.16% of the certified trainees and 63.17% of the net enrolled. The net enrollment was 202,142.As of 30 September 2022, a total of 18,299 trainees were enrolled in up-skilling training program under Tranche-2. Out of 17,741 certified trainees, 17,283 are currently in jobs (97.41% of the certified and 97.13% of the net enrolled). The net enrollment was 17,791.As of 30 September 2022, special stipend was paid to 50,085 trainees under Tranche 2 of whom 24,854 were women i.e. 49.62% of the total.194 trainers received training of whom 26 were female (13.4%).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.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, out of whom 17 are female (13.6%)BKTTC Dhaka and BKTTC Chattogram have already started assessors' training. So far 46 assessors have completed the trainingBKTTC Dhaka and BKTTC Chattogram have started the ToT of 700 trainers and 200 assessors. In the ToT program 82 trainers have already enrolled and completed their training, whom 08 are females and in assessors' training 46 have completed the training, of whom only 02 are female.NHRDF was officially established on 16 May 2017. Organogram, Recruitment Rules, Operational Manual and TVET Financing Manual have already been approved by Finance Division. NHRDF has already completed recruitment of some key officers and all of them have by this time joined their positions. The officers joining their positions are - Managing Director, Company Secretary, Program Officers (Admin, Board, Monitoring, Fund Disbursement) and Accounts Officer.NSDA bill was passed by the parliament on 18 September, 2018. NSDA is fully functional now. The Executive Chairman of NSDA, and other Members and Directors deputed there by the govt. are implementing NSDA's targeted activities. NSDA rules have been approved and posted in the website. Organogram of NSDA has been cleared by Finance Division. Based on Finance Division's clearance NSDA has already made detailed Recruitment Rules which has been approved by the Prime Minister's Office. Recruitment process has already started for 54 positions out of which selection for 52 positions has already been completed. They will be appointed very soon after police verification. It is important to note that SEIP has already provided NSDA with 04 specialists who are currently working there.For modernization of 03 TTCs, workorders have already been issued for Sylhet TTC and Khulna TTC. In both cases mobilization of workers, construction materials and equipment have started. It is important to mention that the demolition work of the old structure of Khulna TTC has been completed. The process of bid evaluation is underway for BG-TTC, Dhaka which will be sent to ADB very soon.Sex-disaggregated data are incorporated in TMS system.Ongoing.For the second Tracer Study, contract was signed with DTCL on 29.11. 2021. Field testing of the questionnaires has been completed. Data collection from the field has almost been completed. Data analysis is currently going on side by side with data collection. A draft report is expected in August 2022.|
|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, Ministry of Finance
|MRM||19 Aug 2016|
|Approval||24 Nov 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||14 Dec 2022|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|24 Nov 2016||14 Feb 2017||30 Mar 2017||30 Jun 2022||18 May 2024||-|
|Financing Plan||Loan Utilization|
|Total (Amount in US$ million)||Date||ADB||Others||Net Percentage|
|Project Cost||100.00||Cumulative Contract Awards|
|ADB||100.00||25 Apr 2023||84.43||0.00||84%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||25 Apr 2023||83.63||0.00||84%|
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Cooking Up New Skills in DhakaADB’s Bangladesh Resident Mission hosted a cooking competition for graduates from an ADB financed skills development program in culinary arts and entrepreneurship.
|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|SD-37: Consultancy Services for External Audit Services||Loan 3468||05 Jan 2023||A. Qasem & Co. (AQC) | Gulshan Pink City, Level 7, Plot 15, Road 103, Gulshan, Dhaka 1212||Finance Division, MOF||116,358.22||114,340.44|
|SD-35: Social Marketing||Loan 3468||12 Jan 2022||Barnamala Communication Limited (BCL) | Navana Jahura Square, 5F, 28 Kazi Nazrul Islam AvenueBangla Motor, Dhaka-1000||Finance Division, MOF||609,778.66||606,689.34|
|SD-26: Consultancy Services for Tracer Study of Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP) Graduates||Loan 3468||15 Dec 2021||Development Technical Consultants Pvt. Ltd. (DTCL) | JB House, Plot No. 62, Road No. 14/1, Block No. G, Niketan, Gulshan-1, Dhaka-1212||Finance Division, MOF||455,986.48||455,986.48|
|T-12: Skills Training with Kumudini Welfare Trust of Bengal (BD) Ltd. (KWT)||Loan 3468||10 Nov 2021||Kumudini Welfare Trust of Bengal (BD) Ltd. (KWT) | 86 Sirajuddowla Road, Narayanganj, 1400 Bangladesh||Finance Division, MOF||2,048,412.50||2,047,208.86|
|CONSULTING SERVICES FOR EXTERNAL MONITORING AND EVALUATION SERVICES||Loan 3468||05 Apr 2021||DEVELOPMENT PROJECT DESIGN AND SERVICES LTD. | HOUSE-11, LEVEL-2, ROAD-4, BANANI DOHS, DHAKA-1206 BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||607,879.92||607,879.92|
|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||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||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||151,215.41||151,215.41|
|VARIOUS SDCMU CONSULTANTS (NATIONAL)||Loan 3468||27 Feb 2020||VARIOUS | VARIOUS BANGLADESH||Finance Division, MOF||332,667.61||332,667.61|
|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||2,345,291.67||2,340,291.94|
|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||1,079,519.54||1,079,519.54|
|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||498,727.58||498,139.98|
|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||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||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||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||3,782,031.00||3,782,031.00|
|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||5,711,710.00||5,672,557.00|
|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||7,434,056.00||7,434,056.00|
|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||2,696,728.00||2,696,728.00|
|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||2,201,190.00||2,185,267.00|
|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||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||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||2,129,905.00||2,093,764.00|
|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||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||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||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||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||4,773,523.00||4,751,831.00|
|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||6,898,211.00||6,866,863.00|
|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)||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)||3,047,333.00||3,043,304.00|
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