Bangladesh: Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program
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.
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|Project Name||Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program|
|Country / Economy||Bangladesh
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Grant
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|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|
|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.|
|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)||
The work for rolling out iBAS++ is going on and all the relevant officers are expected to adopt this by Dec 2021.
80% of Goods and 100% of Civil Works are processed through by e-GP. (Draft MTR Progress Report, 2020)
The work for establishing integrated EMIS is going and will be completed by June 2020.
UPEP has been piloted in 49 upazilas according to the updated guidelines.
Almost 100% school received SLIP fund as per updated SLIP guidelines.
ISP implementation has been started. DPE completed 21 out of 33 activities in Year 2 of ISP, and the rest has been initiated and will be completed soon.
ISP implementation has been started. DPE completed 21 out of 33 activities in Year 2 of ISP, and the rest has been initiated and will be completed soon. Activities that require field-level implementation are also included here.
in progress. Will be updated when progress report is available
No additional OOSC has been enrolled yet, but BNFE has the plan to enroll 500,000 OOSC by June 2020.
As reported in the JARM (Dec 2020), construction of 672 WASH blocks has been completed within PEDP4 period and construction of more 6,386 WASH blocks are going on.
As reported in the JARM (Dec 2020), installation of 2,385 water sources has been completed within PEDP4 period and installation of more 2227 water sources are going on.
As reported in the JARM (Dec 2020), construction of 335 additional classrooms has been completed within PEDP4 period and construction of more 8,588 additional classrooms are going on.
A curriculum framework drafted, based on which, the curriculum and textbooks (G1 & G2) will be developed by 2021.
55.35% (APSC 2019), 2020 data not yet available.
14,575 teachers completed DPEd in June 2020, more 19,973 teachers have enrolled in Jan 2020. (NAPE database)
CPD framework has been developed and approved, but the training based on the framework has yet to be started.
ICT platform for teacher training is being developed. Data not yet available.
DPED plan has been prepared and is to be implemented to certify teachers. No update available at the moment.
|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.|
|Consulting Services||Consultant recruitment is expected under the facility TA (TA9276).|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Li, Zhigang|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Human and Social Development Division, SARD|
Ministry of Primary and Mass Education
Mirpur-2, Dhaka, Bangladesh
|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||29 Jun 2021|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|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||20 Jun 2022||163.50||0.00||33%|
|Cofinancing||0.00||20 Jun 2022||253.50||0.00||51%|
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ADB Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Program in BangladeshADB's Board of Directors has approved a $500 million loan to support Bangladesh’s Fourth Primary Education Development Program that aims to provide quality education to all children from pre-primary to grade 5.
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||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|
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