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Bangladesh: Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50192-001 Status: Closed

The Third Primary Education Development Project (PEDP3) is planned to close in Q4 2018, with the proposed Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program (PEDP4) scheduled to immediately take over. Analysis that will be undertaken as part of PEDP3's closure must be integrated into PEDP4's design. Given the program's scope and scale, this technical assistance (TA) ensures that this analysis can be assimilated into PEDP4's design. The TA has also been helping finalize the joint financing agreement among the PEDP4 development partners, and arrangements for the independent verification agency to assess achievement of the PEDP4 disbursement-linked indicators.

Project Details

Project Officer
Li, Zhigang South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program
Project Number 50192-001
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9275-BAN: Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 800,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The Third Primary Education Development Project (PEDP3) is planned to close in Q4 2018, with the proposed Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program (PEDP4) scheduled to immediately take over. Analysis that will be undertaken as part of PEDP3's closure must be integrated into PEDP4's design. Given the program's scope and scale, this technical assistance (TA) ensures that this analysis can be assimilated into PEDP4's design. The TA has also been helping finalize the joint financing agreement among the PEDP4 development partners, and arrangements for the independent verification agency to assess achievement of the PEDP4 disbursement-linked indicators.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Planning for PEDP4 requires this TA to ensure the program identifies appropriate focus areas for intervention, and that relevant due diligence is undertaken. This TA supports and collaborates with the TA and other preparation support by the other development partners for PEDP4.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The initial stakeholder is the Government of Bangladesh. Different types of consultation and participation have been undertaken at different levels. During the design, continuous dialogue and collaboration among the program development partners and government ministries and departments helped develop a macro-level framework and coverage for PEDP4. At the field and community level, consultations were held for (i) social and environmental assessments, (ii) assessment of the requirements for inclusive education, and (iii) developing action plans for improving implementation arrangements.
During Project Implementation The Ministry of Primary and Mass Education is the executing agency, and the Directorate of Primary Education is the main implementing agency for the TA, and PEDP4. The Bureau of Non-Formal Education, other government ministries and agencies are also involved. Interested development partners are jointly supporting the government in designing PEDP4 and subsequent implementation under the sector-wide approach (SWAp). Arrangements were also designed to effectively engage other players to ensure education for various excluded groups.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Eighteen consultants (60 person-months) were recruited individually. Flexible arrangements have been in place to timely mobilize consultants, and harmonize efforts with those of the other PEDP4 development partners.
Procurement The TA primarily helped (i) assess PEDP4's executing and implementing agencies' capacities, and contribute to the development of action plans for building the government''s financial, procurement and fiduciary capacities; and (ii) develop a PEDP4 procurement plan, including an indicative implementation schedule. It is also finalizing the (i) joint financing agreement among development partners, (ii) detailed arrangements for the independent verification agency to assess DLI achievement, (iii) report on PEDP3, and new economic and sub-economic codes for the government's IBAS++.
Responsible ADB Officer Li, Zhigang
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 13 Dec 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 25 Sep 2018

TA 9275-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2016 23 Jan 2017 23 Jan 2017 31 Oct 2017 31 Oct 2018 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 800,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 800,000.00 13 Dec 2016 763,662.84

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Jan 2018 24 Jan 2018
Social Safeguards Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 27 Jun 2017 10 Jul 2017

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