44213-018: Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 3 | Asian Development Bank

Bangladesh: Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 3

Sovereign (Public) Project | 44213-018 Status: Active

Tranche 3 will continue supporting the government's reform of secondary education (grades 6-12) into a system that prepares youths to meet the requirements of a rapidly developing economy. Building on earlier projects supported by ADB and the World Bank and Tranches 1 and 2, Tranche 3 will support (i) implementation of fundamental reforms such as modernization of curriculum and standardization of examination; (ii) advanced teaching in science, math, English, Bangla; and (iii) use of information and communication technology in learning. Harmonized stipend, resource teacher program, and adolescent girls program will contribute to increase access and retention and completion of 6 years' schooling of secondary education. Sector management will be strengthened in decentralization, planning, monitoring and evaluation, procurement, and financial management.

 
Project Name Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 3
Project Number 44213-018
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 3
World Bank US$ 20.00 million
Loan 3649-BAN: Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 3
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 225.00 million
Loan: Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 3
World Bank US$ 500.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education / Secondary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description

Tranche 3 will continue supporting the government's reform of secondary education (grades 6-12) into a system that prepares youths to meet the requirements of a rapidly developing economy. Building on earlier projects supported by ADB and the World Bank and Tranches 1 and 2, Tranche 3 will support (i) implementation of fundamental reforms such as modernization of curriculum and standardization of examination; (ii) advanced teaching in science, math, English, Bangla; and (iii) use of information and communication technology in learning. Harmonized stipend, resource teacher program, and adolescent girls program will contribute to increase access and retention and completion of 6 years' schooling of secondary education. Sector management will be strengthened in decentralization, planning, monitoring and evaluation, procurement, and financial management.

The tranche will support the government's comprehensive Secondary Education Development Program (SEDP) through a sector-wide approach (SWAp). The World Bank fund flow mechanism is harmonized with ADB, following the disbursement modality of Tranches 1 and 2. ADB and the World Bank have agreed to a common disbursement-linked indicator (DLI) matrix. In addition, the World Bank will provide parallel cofinancing amounting to $520 million and United Nations agencies will provide technical assistance to SEDP following SWAp arrangements.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Tranche 3 will continue strengthening the country system in procurement and financial management. Implementation of the National e-Government Procurement, which was introduced in Tranche 1 and 2, will continue in Tranche 3. In addition, following the National Procurement and Financial Management Reform Strategy (2016-2021), the government endorsed that Tranche 3 will be a national pilot for implementing the single budget system. Supporting this pilot, Tranche 3 will aim at (i) improved budget planning, (ii) better balance in resource allocation between recurrent and capital spending, and (iii) sustainable utilization of resources in meeting planned project outcomes.
Impact A more efficient, equitable, and higher quality secondary education system.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Student outcomes in secondary education and effectiveness of secondary education system improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Quality and relevance of secondary education enhanced

equitable access and retention increased

education management and governance strengthened.

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects The project will exclude all support for civil work. No construction is supported under the project, and no adverse effect of environment is envisaged.
Involuntary Resettlement Neither land acquisition nor relocation of the people is anticipated under this project.
Indigenous Peoples Tribes, minor races, ethnic sects, and communities peoples planning framework was prepared and approved to support the people benefitting secondary education.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Nongovernment organizations, teachers, and community people including parents of students and members of school management committees joined the project development through a series of consultation session.
During Project Implementation They will continue to be involved in the monitoring and implementation of the project.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services None.
Procurement Indicative procurement plan was prepared.
Responsible ADB Officer Li, Zhigang
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education
Shikkha Bhaban, 16 Abdul Ghani Road
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM 10 Oct 2017
Approval 26 Mar 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2018

Loan 3649-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Mar 2018 09 Aug 2018 13 Sep 2018 31 Dec 2023 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 1,976.90 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 225.00 26 Mar 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 1,251.90 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 500.00 26 Mar 2018 0.00 0.00 0%

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Title Document Type Document Date
Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 3: Small Ethnic Community Peoples Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Aug 2017

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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