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

Bangladesh: Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program

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

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
Long, Xin South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Bangladesh
Modality
  • Grant
  • Loan
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program
Project Number 50192-002
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant: Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program
United Nations Children's Fund US$ 500,000.00
European Union US$ 175.00 million
Loan 3714-BAN: Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 500.00 million
Loan: Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program
World Bank US$ 700.00 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 Equity and Mainstreaming 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
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)
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 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 30 Mar 2018 to 10 Apr 2018
MRM 24 Jul 2018
Approval 27 Sep 2018
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Sep 2018

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 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 500.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 500.00 27 Sep 2018 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Sep 2018 65.00 0.00 13%

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