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Bangladesh: Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2

Sovereign (Public) Project | 44213-017 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is helping Bangladesh improve the quality and equity of secondary schools, giving students the skills needed to find jobs in the modern labor market. The program supports reforms to upgrade curricula, examinations, teacher training and sector management. It is also providing support to poor students, and new information and communications technology equipment.

 
Project Name Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2
Project Number 44213-017
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3320-BAN: Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 185.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description

ADB and the Government of Bangladesh are working together to help secondary school students gain the skills needed to obtain quality jobs and move the country forward.

The Secondary Education Sector Investment Program is helping Bangladesh's secondary schools become more efficient, equitable and higher-quality. This includes the use of information and communication technology, as well as vocational programs, teacher training and the improvement of exams. Poor students are being assisted under the program and equity between the education of girls and boys is a key focus.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The Bangladesh economy has grown rapidly and poverty has declined sharply. This is due in part to the progress the country has made in increasing enrollment in basic and secondary education. Despite the achievement, Bangladesh has a formidable task ahead in making secondary education more efficient, equitable, and relevant to the economy's needs. Each year, two million young people enter the job market and many of them do not have the skills needed to help propel Bangladesh to the next level of development.

Bangladesh needs to invest more in education to transform the rising working-age population into a productive source of skilled workers. Seizing this opportunity would help the country meet its goal of becoming a middle-income country by 2021.

Impact A more efficient, equitable, and higher quality secondary education system (National Education Policy 2010, Secondary Education Sector Roadmap 2013-2023).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Inclusive participation in secondary education improved.
Progress Toward Outcome SHED, MOE has taken a leadership role and strengthened its coordination among all the co-implementing agencies. A good number of policy documents has been approved by SHED, MoE. NCPF was developed and approved in November 2017 through close coordination and cooperation between MoE and MoPME. SHED, MoE has also taken a proactive role to implement the Harmonized Stipend Program. SESIP, Tranche 3/SEDP launched in July 2018 in SWAp modality through harmonization of donor's inputs.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Quality and relevance of secondary education enhanced

Equitable access and retention of secondary education increased

Secondary education management and governance strengthened

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

The National Evaluation and Assessment Center (NEAC) Concept/strategy paper has been finalized, and the Act for parliament's approval has been drafted, translated in Bangla and submitted to MoE. Enactment of the law is awaited which requires significant iteration by a number of government agencies, and finally by the Ministry of Law and Parliamentary Affairs. Completion of the training programs is dependent on the COVID-19 situation. Six lots out of 10 under the two ICB packages (GD-50a, Lot 2, 3, 4 and GD-50b, Lot 1, 4, 5) are under evaluation and CPTU clearance.

Transfer of directly recruited human resources under SESIP (T 1 & T2) to revenue budget through appropriate authority's approval is awaited.

A plan for training of the Head Teachers/Supers of secondary schools/ madrasahs on effective delivery of curriculum developed. According to the plan, a training manual developed, printed and distributed in June 2017. MT Training commenced in October 2017 and completed in April 2018. A total of 25866 (F 1051) HTs/Supers trained in the zonal headquarters. Total number of Female HTs in the secondary schools is 1285 which is less than 6% of the total HTs.

A refurbishment plan for science equipment developed in June 2018 by the individual consultant on science teaching. The plan is being implemented after approval.

Distribution of science equipment to 10,000 schools/madrasahs selected under Tranche 2 [schools 7281 (Girls: 1012 and madrasahs 2719 (Girls: 322)] covering five zones has been completed under package no. GD-39. Supply of furniture has also been completed in the selected schools/madrasahs of seven zones.

A Pre-vocational and Vocational Implementation Plan (PVIP) developed and approved by SHED, MoE. PVV program has commenced in 640 selected schools [548 (Girls' school-5)] and madrasahs (92) from January 2020.

Results of national public exams (JSC, SSC, HSC) are being reviewed starting from 2015. Meanwhile, review of results of public exams for the years 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 completed.

A Resource Teachers Program (RTP) Plan has been developed under SESIP and approved by SHED, MoE. Selection of institutions (total 1000; Girls: 30) done and teacher recruitment completed in Feb 2018. The schools were selected from the underprivileged areas based on the Composite Deprivation Index of Ministry of Public Administration. The RTs (total 1,000) fielded in the selected schools in March 2018.

Development of a student tracking system is delayed due to delay in the approval of the second revised DPP. TOR has been developed for the deployment of a firm.

A plan for student award program at upazila level was prepared in October 2017. Revision of DPP was required for the implementation of the program as the fund allocation in DPP was not considered sufficient as planned. The implementation was also subsequently delayed given the late approval of the revised DPP. Furthermore, the Planning Commission advised to drop this activity from the revised DPP on the assumption that the procurement was not possible to be completed during the stipulated project period (currently December 2020). The package, thus, has also been dropped from the 18 months procurement plan with due approval from ADB.

TOR for deployment of a firm to conduct national campaign and gender sensitivity awareness was developed in 2018. However, revision was required for completion of the program as the fund was not considered sufficient to complete the task. Delayed approval of revised DPP also delayed the implementation.

Furthermore, the delayed approval of the revised DPP also impacted on the timely implementation. Thus, the Planning Commission had advised against undertaking the activity during the DPP approval process on the assumption that the activity was not viable to be completed during the stipulated project period. The package has also been dropped from the 18 months procurement plan with concurrence from ADB.

Delayed implementation for non-availability of sites. Only five sites are available out of targeted twenty-five offices. Work order issued for five sites and work commenced in four sites. However, site problem prevailing in one site. Site searching going on for other sites.

The Secondary Teacher Development Strategy has been approved by SHED on 21 Dec 2019 that included proposal for placement of subject based teachers.

A total of 512 officers under DSHE have been trained in PPR (including e-GP) in different categories i.e. TEC & TOC member, & officers related to procurement. Out of them, female participants were only about 10% (52), as very few female officers in this sector traditionally involved in the procurement area, especially in e-GP.

The DSHE Capacity Development Plan based on a systematic institutional assessment was submitted to SHED and a meeting was convened on 07 June 2018. Later on the national consultant developed the report according to the decisions taken in the meeting. DSHE needs to consider the recommendations for implementation under SESIP Tranche III/SEDP.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The Secondary Education Sector Investment Program (SESIP) has been supporting the secondary education in Bangladesh over 10 years (2013 2022), using a multi-tranche financing facility. The focus of SESIP is mostly institutional development in the secondary education sector including some civil works (construction of upgradation of school and office buildings and WASH facilities), according to the 5-year infrastructure development plan. The project was categorized _B_ for environmental safeguards and an Environmental Assessment and Review Framework (EARF) was prepared and disclosed for design and implementation of school infrastructure. As guided by the EARF, an IEE were prepared and disclosed for construction of DEO building in Bandarban. However, the IEE including EMP was suggested to update and disclose since the location of DEO office was changed. Budget for an updated EMP of Bandarban DEO office needs to be finalized immediately to implement the suggested mitigation measures effectively. Institutionalization of safeguard was suggested by establishing an Environmental and Social Safeguard Unit at the EED office. As of June 2020, a total of 849 education sector officials including EED engineers and school teachers attended environmental safeguards training organized by the project. COVID-19 related health and safety plan (HS plan) was suggested to prepare and implement for on-going contracts following the government and ADB HS Guidance notes. The semi-annual EMR for Jan-Jun 2020 reporting period was duly submitted and disclosed.
Involuntary Resettlement The Secondary Education Sector Investment Program (SESIP) has been supporting the secondary education in Bangladesh over 10 years (2013 2022), using a multi-tranche financing facility. The project is a category C for Involuntary resettlement as the project components do not include any land acquisition or infrastructure development issues. They are rather limited to recruitment and training of teachers to improve teaching, schooling and to promote better instruction materials. As the specific locations of infrastructure or other project facilities were uncertain at the time of Board approval, a resettlement framework has been prepared to guide subproject selection and to plan for possible mitigation measures of upcoming subprojects.
Indigenous Peoples The Secondary Education Sector Investment Program (SESIP) has been supporting the secondary education in Bangladesh over 10 years (2013 2022), using a multi-tranche financing facility. To benefit the IP children through better education and learning skills and increase employment opportunities in the area. The tranche 1 of the program has been classified as Category B for Indigenous Peoples. The SESIP would have no negative impact on the ethnic people; rather the program implementation on a nation-wide scale would improve the quality of secondary education for every secondary level student of all locations including the SEC population. Combined Resettlement Framework and Small Ethnic Communities Planning Framework (CRF&SECPF) and Social Safeguards Monitoring Action Plan (SSMAP) have been prepared in 2019 by adopting the Land Acquisition and Requisition Act (ARIPA), 2017 of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) and SPS (2009) of ADB.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Original design of the MFF was designed with a number of consultations with stakeholders (teachers, agencies, and civil society organizations). It includes the discussion on development of sector road map and the sector program. In Feb 2015, a first the Government-Development Partners' Joint Sector Review also took place and one of the outputs was the draft Sector Program Framework.
During Project Implementation Joint Sector Review will continue every year. A number of program activities were planned to have strong participation of civil society organizations and others (e.g., national campaign and community awareness programs).
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Indicative Procurement Plan was prepared. It includes several QCBS packages.
Procurement Indicative Procurement Plan was prepared. It includes several ICB packages.
Responsible ADB Officer Rahman, S.M. Ebadur
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education
Shikkha Bhaban, 16 Abdul Ghani Road
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 01 Jul 2015
Approval 20 Nov 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2020

Loan 3320-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Nov 2015 23 Nov 2015 15 Dec 2015 31 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2021 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 185.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 185.00 20 Nov 2015 177.00 0.00 97%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Nov 2015 177.00 0.00 97%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Partly satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Directorate of Education, Culture and Religious Affairs Audit Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2018-June 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Sep 2020
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Ministry of Education Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2018-June 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Aug 2020
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Local and Revenue Audit Directorate Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2017-June 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Sep 2019
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Ministry of Education Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2017-June 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Mar 2019
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Ministry of Education Audited Project Financial Statements (1 July 2016-30 June 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Mar 2018
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Ministry of Education Audited Project Financial Statements (1 July 2015-30 June 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Mar 2017
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Local and Revenue Audit Directorate Audited Project Financial Statements (1 July 2016-30 June 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Mar 2017
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Ministry of Education Audited Project Financial Statements (July 2015-June 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Mar 2017
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program: Facility Administration Manual Facility Administration Manual Nov 2015
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Periodic Financing Request Report Periodic Financing Request Reports Nov 2015
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Loan 3320-BAN: Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Project 2 Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Nov 2015
মাধ্যমিক শিক্ষা খাত বিনিয়োগ কর্মসূচি – দ্বিতীয় কিস্তি : প্রকল্প তথ্যপত্র Translated PDS Nov 2015

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Indigenous People Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2020
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2020
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Indigenous People Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Indigenous People Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2019
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2019
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2018
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2018
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Social Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2018
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2017
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Environmental Monitoring Report Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranches 1 and 2: Indigenous Peoples Safeguards Monitoring Report Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2016
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Small Ethnic Community Peoples Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Jun 2015
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Bandarban District Education Office Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2015
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Elongi Model High School Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2015
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2: Patharghata Upazila Education Office Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2015

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

None currently available.


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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
3320-BAN(COL): Secondary Education Sector Investment Program (SESIP) Tranche 2 [GD-50b] - CORRIGENDUM 2 Invitation for Bids Closed 22 Apr 2020 10 Jun 2020
3320-BAN(COL): Secondary Education Sector Investment Program (SESIP) Tranche 2 [GD-50a] - CORRIGENDUM 2 Invitation for Bids Closed 22 Apr 2020 10 Jun 2020
3320-BAN(COL): Secondary Education Sector Investment Program (SESIP) Tranche 2 [GD-50b] - ORIGINAL Invitation for Bids Closed 12 Mar 2020 28 Apr 2020
3320-BAN(COL): Secondary Education Sector Investment Program (SESIP) Tranche 2 [GD-50a] - ORIGINAL Invitation for Bids Closed 12 Mar 2020 27 Apr 2020
Pre-vocational and Vocational Implementation and Supervision Consultant (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Jun 2019 19 Jun 2019
3320-BAN(COL): Secondary Education Sector Investment Program (SESIP), Tranche 2 [GD-50b] Invitation for Bids Closed 23 May 2019 11 Jul 2019
3320-BAN(COL): Secondary Education Sector Investment Program (SESIP), Tranche 2 [GD-50a] Invitation for Bids Closed 23 May 2019 09 Jul 2019
Pre-voc & Voc Implementation and Supervision Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Apr 2019 02 May 2019
Inclusive Education Specialist, National Individual - Consulting Closed 25 Apr 2019 02 May 2019
Planning, Management, Coordination and SWAp Transition Consultants (Team Leader) Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Jan 2019 02 Feb 2019
Institutional Regulation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 06 Aug 2018 20 Aug 2018
Senior Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Aug 2018 16 Aug 2018
Consulting Firm for Software Development for Teachers-Trainer Database Firm - Consulting Closed 18 Jul 2018 16 Aug 2018
Loan No. 3320-BAN: Secondary Education Sector Investment Program (SESIP) Tranche-2 [GD-39] Invitation for Bids Closed 22 Mar 2018 07 May 2018
Monthly Payment Order Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Mar 2018 15 Mar 2018
Engineering Drawing and Design Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Jan 2018 31 Jan 2018
School Performance Based Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Jan 2018 23 Jan 2018
Continuous Assessment Expert Individual - Consulting Closed 13 Dec 2017 27 Dec 2017
EMIS Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Nov 2017 23 Nov 2017
Civil Works Compliance Verification Services Firm - Consulting Closed 04 Oct 2017 02 Nov 2017
Loan No. 3320-BAN: Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2 [GD-40] Invitation for Bids Closed 24 Feb 2017 08 May 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
WA 06, DLI 4 YEAR 5 Loan 3320 17 Dec 2020 VARIOUS VARIOUS BANGLADESH Ministry of Education OTHERS 5,018,304.68 5,018,304.68
WA 05 FOR DLI 3 Loan 3320 04 Dec 2019 VARIOUS VARIOUS BANGLADESH Ministry of Education OTHERS 5,000,000.00 5,000,000.00
WA NO. 004, DLI BASED, DLI2 (YEAR 4: ICT IN SCHOOLS, $12M AND DLI2 (YEAR 5: ICT IN SCHOOLS, $15M) Loan 3320 11 Dec 2018 VARIOUS VARIOUS BANGLADESH Ministry of Education OTHERS 27,000,000.00 27,000,000.00
DLI1,5,6,7,8 OF YEAR 5AND DLI 3 OF YR 4-20MLN Loan 3320 04 Dec 2017 VARIOUS VARIOUS BANGLADESH Ministry of Education OTHERS 71,000,000.00 71,000,000.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.