46290-001: Capacity Building of Management in Education and Skills Programs | Asian Development Bank

Bangladesh: Capacity Building of Management in Education and Skills Programs

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46290-001 Status: Active

Bangladesh articulates its vision to achieve middle income status by 2021 in the National Perspective Plan. Development of human capital has become an urgent task for the government to further accelerate economic growth and poverty reduction. The government currently implements its own sector programs through the Secondary Education Sector Investment Program (SESIP) and Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP). With the vision to develop a sound education and skills sector system in the middle income country by 2021, the government uses the national system of financial management and procurement procedures both under SESIP and SEIP. These government's sector investment programs are also supported by the development partners, including Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Project Details

Project Officer
Tajima, Eisuke South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Capacity Building of Management in Education and Skills Programs
Project Number 46290-001
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8956-BAN: Capacity Building of Management in Education and Skills Programs
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description Bangladesh articulates its vision to achieve middle income status by 2021 in the National Perspective Plan. Development of human capital has become an urgent task for the government to further accelerate economic growth and poverty reduction. The government currently implements its own sector programs through the Secondary Education Sector Investment Program (SESIP) and Skills for Employment Investment Program (SEIP). With the vision to develop a sound education and skills sector system in the middle income country by 2021, the government uses the national system of financial management and procurement procedures both under SESIP and SEIP. These government's sector investment programs are also supported by the development partners, including Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The following are the identified challenges in procurement and financial management (PFM): (i) weak budget-preparation capacity and the separation of development and non-development budgets, (ii) large off-budget fiscal activities, (iii) little effort to mobilize revenues, (iv) limited performance reporting, (v) weak capacity in internal audit, (vi) government accounting and auditing not entirely meeting international standards, and (vii) Inconsistently applied rules and the lack of standards in procurement practices (e.g. post procurement review is set in the government regulations but not conducted regularly). There are urgent needs of capacity development in each area.
Impact More efficient and market-relevant secondary education and skills development systems (Secondary Education Road Map and Skills Sector Road Map)
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Capacity in fiduciary management in PFM and monitoring and evaluation of secondary education and skills subsectors improved
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Fiduciary risk management improved

M&E, including results-based reporting, improved

Policy dialogue on system capacity development in PFM enhanced

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Consulting firms for the annual fiduciary review (AFR) and post procurement review of SEIP, and the AFR of SESIP, as well as the individual consultants to support SESIP have been efficiently supporting the implementation of the projects. As of 11 September 2017, $1.256 million has been committed and $0.691 million has been disbursed.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design This TA is built on the on-going TA8523. The stakeholders are the same. During the implementation of on-going TA stakeholders, officials in procurement, financial management, and monitoring and evaluation at central and local levels were consulted and actively participated in development of the design of the proposed TA.
During Project Implementation Stakeholders and officials in procurement, financial management, and monitoring and evaluation at central and local levels will benefit from capacity building opportunities in the relevant areas. Feedback mechanism from the capacity building opportunities will be also established.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services An audit firm (or an institution with relevant expertise) will be selected on a multi-year basis (subject to good performance) using the quality- and cost-based selection method (80:20) and simplified technical proposals.
Procurement Not available.
Responsible ADB Officer Tajima, Eisuke
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
Ministry of Finance
Bangladesh Secretariat
Dhaka
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Jul 2015
Fact Finding 14 May 2015 to 21 May 2015
MRM -
Approval 18 Sep 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 22 Sep 2017

TA 8956-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Sep 2015 28 Jan 2016 28 Jan 2016 30 Sep 2017 31 Dec 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,500,000.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,575,000.00 18 Sep 2015 869,941.86

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Interim SESIP Team Leader (intl) Individual - Consulting Active 22 Dec 2017 28 Dec 2017
Fiduciary Management Specialist for SESIP (national) Individual - Consulting Active 12 Oct 2017 18 Oct 2017
Senior Fiduciary Management Specialist (national) Individual - Consulting Active 08 Sep 2017 14 Sep 2017
Information and Communication System Architect (natl) Individual - Consulting Active 10 Aug 2017 23 Aug 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Capacity Development Technical Assistance 8956 03 Aug 2017 HODA VASI CHOWDHURY & CO(BANGLADESH) in association with Price Waterhouse Chartered Accountants LLP(INDIA) BTMC BHABAN 8TH LEVEL 7-9 KARWAN BAZAR DHAKA 1215, BANGLADESH Ministry of Education 191664

Procurement Plan

None currently available.