Bangladesh: Strengthening Agricultural Tertiary Education Project

Sovereign Project | 53378-001

The proposed project is aligned with the following impact: technologies harnessed for higher agricultural productivity and profitability. The project will have following outcome: industry responsiveness of advanced agricultural tertiary education and research enhanced. With BAU as a center of excellence, the project aims to accelerate agricultural technology adoption, increase job-ready graduates for private sector, and develop agricultural entrepreneurs with emphasis on providing safe and more inclusive learning environments for women. The project will also provide capacity development opportunities and competitive research grant to other universities through University Grants Commission.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Hayashi, Ryotaro
    South Asia Department
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
    Bangladesh
  • Sector
    • Education
Project Name Strengthening Agricultural Tertiary Education Project
Project Number 53378-001
Country / Economy Bangladesh
Project Status Proposed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan: Strengthening Agricultural Tertiary Education Project
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 150.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

Education / Tertiary

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The proposed project is aligned with the following impact: technologies harnessed for higher agricultural productivity and profitability. The project will have following outcome: industry responsiveness of advanced agricultural tertiary education and research enhanced. With BAU as a center of excellence, the project aims to accelerate agricultural technology adoption, increase job-ready graduates for private sector, and develop agricultural entrepreneurs with emphasis on providing safe and more inclusive learning environments for women. The project will also provide capacity development opportunities and competitive research grant to other universities through University Grants Commission.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Before the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Bangladesh was the fastest growing economy among Asian countries with an 8.2% annual growth in gross domestic product (GDP) in FY2019. However, the GDP growth declined to 3.5% in FY2020, and while 5.5% GDP growth is expected in FY2021, full recovery may take some time given the global pandemic. The economy needs new areas of growth beyond the ready-made garment, such as the food processing industry, which is considered as one of the next economic engines for growth.
Impact Technologies harnessed for higher agricultural productivity and profitability
Outcome Industry responsiveness of advanced agricultural tertiary education and research enhanced
Outputs

Quality of tertiary agricultural education improved

Relevance and entrepreneurial tertiary agricultural education enhanced

Agricultural research and development strengthened

Network and project management supported

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Recruit a consulting firm to develop BAU management information system (Q1 2023). Recruit a project management consulting firm to manage workshop, seminar, conference, startup facilities and develop economic model of interdisciplinary research support center (Q2 2023).
Procurement Advance contracting and retroactive financing are envisaged for civil works, equipment, trainings for academic staff, etc. A procurement plan for advance actions is identified, and bidding documents for the civil works contracts on renovation and refurbishment of BAU will be prepared by March 2022.
Responsible ADB Officer Hayashi, Ryotaro
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education
Shikkha Bhaban, 16 Abdul Ghani Road
Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance 14 Jan 2022
Fact Finding 15 Jan 2023 to 25 Jan 2023
MRM 28 Feb 2023
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Jan 2022

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