Bangladesh : Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program

Sovereign Project | 50192-002

The Fourth Primary Education Development Program will support Bangladesh's primary education system to become an efficient and effective system that provides quality primary education to all Bangladeshi children. The new program will build on the achievements of previous programs with a strong focus on strengthening quality of education, improving access to education, and enhancing institutional management through decentralization. The new program is aligned with the country partnership strategy, 2016-2020 which indicates Asian Development Bank's continued support to primary education.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Li, Zhigang
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Bangladesh
  • Modality
  • Sector
    • Education
Project Name Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program
Project Number 50192-002
Country / Economy Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program
European Union US$ 175.00 million
United Nations Children's Fund US$ 500,000.00
Japan International Cooperation Agency US$ 23.75 million
Loan 3714-BAN: Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 500.00 million
Loan: Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program
World Bank US$ 700.00 million
Grant: Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program
Education Above All Foundation US$ 12.40 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education / Pre-primary and primary

Gender Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The Fourth Primary Education Development Program will support Bangladesh's primary education system to become an efficient and effective system that provides quality primary education to all Bangladeshi children. The new program will build on the achievements of previous programs with a strong focus on strengthening quality of education, improving access to education, and enhancing institutional management through decentralization. The new program is aligned with the country partnership strategy, 2016-2020 which indicates Asian Development Bank's continued support to primary education.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Primary education in Bangladesh has made significant progress, especially in terms of access and equity. The Government of Bangladesh is committed to continue working towards ensuring equal access to quality education at all levels for all children in line with the sustainable development goals. Enrollment levels are high, with girls showing better enrollment than boys. However, attendance rate estimates lag behind at approximately 77%, and, while improving, 19% of the children that start do not complete primary education. Retention remains a challenge, especially for hard-to-reach children. Sustaining and improving current interventions is needed. Quality of education needs further enhancement, by taking into account that learning outcomes shall be improved with systematic while targeted interventions.
Impact

Human capital formation strengthened

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Quality and equity of primary education improved for all children from pre-primary to grade 5

Progress Toward Outcome In progress. Will be updated when progress report is available.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Quality of primary education improved

Access and participation to primary education enhanced

Governance and management of primary education system improved

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) 1.a. Revised curriculum for pre-primary and grades 1-5 approved.1.b. 78% of government primary schools meet the student-teacher ratio standard of 40:1 in 2020.1.c. 64,626 teachers completed DPEd as of December 2021, and 11,226 were enrolled. (NAPE database)1.d. CPD framework has been developed and approved; the CPD implementation plan was approved in June 2022. 28% of CPD training target achieved.1.e. 30,805 teachers were provided with ICT training.2.a. Number of single shift school was increased from 9,119 in 2017 to 9,864 in 20202.b. During the FY 2021-22, a total of 565,987 OOSC have been enrolled in 20,731 learning centers.2.c. As of June 2022, 9,134 classrooms and 13,212 gender-segregated WASH blocks have been constructed and 9,068 water points have been installed.3.a. iBAS++ has been rolled out in 100% of all DDOs for the submission of pay bill. Of all DDOs, 90% have been currently preparing budget through iBAS++.3.b. 80% of Goods and 100% of Civil Works are processed through by e-GP. (Draft MTR Progress Report, 2020)3.c. The work for establishing integrated EMIS is going and will be completed by June 2023.3.d. UPEP has been piloted in 49 upazilas according to the updated guidelines.3.e. Almost 100% school received SLIP fund as per updated SLIP guidelines.3.f. Institutional strengthening plan as per the updated ODCBG approved by MOPME. All activities of the plan initiated.
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Likely to have minimal or no adverse environmental impacts.
Involuntary Resettlement Has no involuntary resettlement impacts. No further action is required.
Indigenous Peoples Likely to have limited impacts on Indigenous Peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The initial stakeholder is the Government of Bangladesh. Different types of consultation and participation will be undertaken at different levels. During the design, continuous dialogue and collaboration in a planned manner jointly with the development partners and various government ministries and departments will be maintained to develop and agree on a macro level framework and coverage of the proposed program. At the field and community level, consultations will be held for (i) social, gender, and environmental assessments; (ii) assessment of the requirements for inclusive education; and (iii) developing action plans and strategies.
During Project Implementation The Ministry of Primary and Mass Education will be the executing ministry and the Directorate of Primary Education will be the main implementing agency of the program. The Bureau of Non-Formal Education, other government ministries and agencies will also be involved, including those for implementing infrastructure development activities. Interested development partners are jointly supporting the government in designing and subsequent implementation phase. Partnership arrangements will be determined to establish effective engagement of other players in ensuring education for various excluded groups.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Consultant recruitment is expected under the facility TA (TA9276).
Procurement Not applicable.
Responsible ADB Officer Li, Zhigang
Responsible ADB Department Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Sector Office (SG-HSD)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Primary and Mass Education
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 Dec 2016
Fact Finding 30 Mar 2018 to 10 Apr 2018
MRM 24 Jul 2018
Approval 27 Sep 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Dec 2022

Loan 3714-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Sep 2018 25 Oct 2018 13 Nov 2018 31 Jan 2024 30 Jun 2025 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 500.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 500.00 16 Apr 2024 297.30 0.00 59%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Apr 2024 293.50 0.00 59%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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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
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2024
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health Engineering Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2024
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health Engineering Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2024
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2024
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health Engineering Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2023
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health Engineering Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2023
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Environmental Monitoring Reports Aug 2023
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2023) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2023
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Feb 2023
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health Engineering Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health Engineering Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2023
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2022
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health Engineering Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2022
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health Engineering Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2022
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2022) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2022
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health and Engineering Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health Engineering Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health Engineering Indigenous People Plan Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health Engineering Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Indigenous People Plan Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Indigenous People Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2020
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health Engineering Environmental Monitoring Report (July-November 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2020
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health Engineering Indigenous People Social Monitoring Report (July-November 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2020
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2020
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health Engineering Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Social Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health Engineering Environmental Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental Monitoring Reports Jun 2020
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health Engineering Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Department of Public Health Engineering Social Monitoring Report (July 2018-November 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Environmental Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Local Government Engineering Department Social Monitoring Report (July 2018-December 2019) Social Monitoring Reports Dec 2019
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Aug 2018
Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program: Program Safeguard Systems Assessment Program Safeguard Systems Assessments Jul 2018

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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Related Publications

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Tenders

No tenders for this project were found.

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
WA NO. 00007, DLI-BASED YEAR 2 (DLI 7.2 AND DLI 9.4) Loan 3714 16 Dec 2020 VARIOUS | BANGLADESH BANGLADESH Ministry of Primary and Mass Education 16,500,000.00 16,500,000.00
WA NO. 0003, DLI-BASED YEAR 1 (DLI 3.2, 7.1, 8.1, 9.1, 9.2) Loan 3714 04 Dec 2019 VARIOUS | VARIOUS BANGLADESH Ministry of Primary and Mass Education 50,250,000.00 50,250,000.00
FINANCING FOR PRIOR RESULTS Loan 3714 31 May 2019 MINISTRY OF PRIMARY AND MASS EDUCATION | DHAKA, BANGLADESH BANGLADESH Ministry of Primary and Mass Education 60,000,000.00 60,000,000.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.