Bangladesh: Supporting Education and Skills Development Investment Programs
The technical assistance (TA) will support education and skills development sector agencies to meet the government's objective of developing a strong base of skilled labor force calibrated to match rapid economic growth. The TA will further support Country Partnership Strategy 2011-2015 in the thematic area of good governance and capacity development. It will particularly help management of SESIP and SEIP in fiduciary risk management and result-reporting and verification.
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|Project Name||Supporting Education and Skills Development Investment Programs|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Education / Secondary - Technical and vocational education and training
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming|
|Description||The technical assistance (TA) will support education and skills development sector agencies to meet the government's objective of developing a strong base of skilled labor force calibrated to match rapid economic growth. The TA will further support Country Partnership Strategy 2011-2015 in the thematic area of good governance and capacity development. It will particularly help management of SESIP and SEIP in fiduciary risk management and result-reporting and verification.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
SESIP focuses on achieving outputs in four result areas: (i) enhanced quality and relevance of secondary education, (ii) increased equitable access and retention, and (iii) strengthened education management and governance. SESIP will provide financing depending on the government achieving a set of annual DLIs that are essential results to meet the program's objectives. A 5-year DLI matrix that describes annual DLIs and detailed verification protocol, which also includes an independent verification mechanism of DLI achievement, has been developed. SESIP has also developed fiduciary oversight arrangement which defines the roles and responsibilities of the concerned ministries, the Comptroller and Auditor General, and ADB. Further, a PFM Action Plan that defines ways to improve PFM was developed to manage risks associated with government managing funds and accounting for program expenditures.
SEIP focuses on achieving outputs in four result areas: (i) market-responsive inclusive skills training, (ii) quality assurance, (iii) skill training institutions strengthened, and (iv) effective program management. Similar arrangements for result-reporting and verification and fiduciary risk management are being developed under SEIP.
|Impact||More efficient and market-relevant secondary education and skills development systems|
|Description of Outcome||Increased capacity in and assurance about fiduciary concerns and results reporting for SESIP and SEIP|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Capacity in fiduciary risk management improved
Capacity in result-reporting and verification process improved
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||The consulting firm for the annual fiduciary review (AFR) and the individual consultants to support Loan 3131-BAN: Skills for Employment Investment Program Tranche 1 (SEIP) are now in the final stages of their work under the technical assistance.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Fiduciary risk oversight arrangement, generic terms of references of the AFR and post-procurement reviews, and DLI/results verification protocols have been agreed with the government during SESIP design. Similar arrangements are being developed under SEIP.|
|During Project Implementation||Fiduciary risk oversight arrangement, generic terms of references of the AFR and post-procurement reviews, and DLI/results verification protocols have been agreed with the government during SESIP design. Similar arrangements have been developed under SEIP.|
|Consulting Services||Consulting services will be provided in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) for a total of 51 person-months, comprising 18 person-months of international consultants and 33 person-months of national consultants.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Tajima, Eisuke|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Human and Social Development Division, SARD|
Ministry of Education
Shikkha Bhaban, 16 Abdul Ghani Road
|Concept Clearance||27 Aug 2013|
|Fact Finding||02 Mar 2013 to 01 Apr 2013|
|Approval||04 Dec 2013|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||02 Sep 2016|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|04 Dec 2013||22 May 2014||22 May 2014||31 May 2016||30 Nov 2016||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,000,000.00||0.00||100,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,100,000.00||18 Nov 2021||976,621.19|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Supporting Education and Skills Development Investment Programs: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Jun 2017|
|Supporting Education and Skills Development Investment Programs||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2013|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 8523||24 Apr 2015||A. Qasem & Co. (AQC, Bangladesh) | Gulshan Pink City, Level 7 Plot 15, Road 103, Gulshan Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh||Ministry of Education||128,619.00||—|
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