50192-002: Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program | Asian Development Bank

Bangladesh: Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50192-002 Status: Proposed

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 supporting expansion of primary education from grades 5 to 8. 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
Long, Xin South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program
Project Number 50192-002
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Fourth Primary Education Development Program
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Loan: Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 200.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education - Pre-primary and primary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
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 supporting expansion of primary education from grades 5 to 8. 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, 20% 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.
Impact Quality primary education provided to all Bangladeshi children.
Outcome More efficient, inclusive, and equitable primary education system covering from pre-primary to grade 8
Outputs

Teaching and learning improved

Universal learning promoted

Governance and management strengthened

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
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 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 community level, consultation and workshops 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 implement the program. The Bureau of Non-Formal Education, other government ministries, and agencies will also be involved. The Local Government Engineering Department will be responsible for infrastructure development activities. Interested development partners are supporting the government in designing and subsequent implementation phase. Partnership arrangements will be determined to establish effective engagement of nongovernment organizations in ensuring education for various excluded groups.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A total of 15 consultants (54 person-months) will be engaged individually under the PPTA. Flexible arrangement will be needed for timely mobilization of consultants, as well as harmonization efforts of other TA projects provided by other development partners.
Procurement During design, the program preparatory TA will (i) help assess PEDP4's executing and implementing agency's capacity, and contribute to the development of action plans for building the government's financial and procurement capacity; (ii) assist in developing a PEDP4 procurement plan; and (iii) assist in the development of an indicative implementation schedule inclusive of a proposed consultant recruitment and procurement activities.
Responsible ADB Officer Long, Xin
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Primary and Mass Education
Mirpur-2, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 13 Dec 2016
Fact Finding 02 Oct 2017 to 13 Oct 2017
MRM 27 Oct 2017
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Mar 2017

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