ADB and the Government of Bangladesh are working together to help secondary school students gain the skills needed to obtain quality jobs and move the country forward.
The Secondary Education Sector Investment Program is helping Bangladesh's secondary schools become more efficient, equitable and higher-quality. This includes the use of information and communication technology, as well as vocational programs, teacher training and the improvement of exams. Poor students are being assisted under the program and equity between the education of girls and boys is a key focus.
PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY
The Bangladesh economy has grown rapidly and poverty has declined sharply. This is due in part to the progress the country has made in increasing enrollment in basic and secondary education. Despite the achievement, Bangladesh has a formidable task ahead in making secondary education more efficient, equitable, and relevant to the economy's needs. Each year, two million young people enter the job market and many of them do not have the skills needed to help propel Bangladesh to the next level of development.
Bangladesh needs to invest more in education to transform the rising working-age population into a productive source of skilled workers. Seizing this opportunity would help the country meet its goal of becoming a middle-income country by 2021.
a more efficient, equitable, and higher quality secondary education system (National Education Policy 2010, Secondary Education Sector Roadmap 2013-2023).
Indicative Procurement Plan was prepared. It includes several QCBS packages.
Indicative Procurement Plan was prepared. It includes several ICB packages.
Loan 3320-BAN: Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2
Concessional ordinary capital resources / Asian Development Fund US$ 185.00 million
Loan: Secondary Education Sector Investment Program - Tranche 2
World Bank US$ 265.00 million
Export-Import Bank of Korea US$ 58.00 million
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB
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Responsible ADB Officer Rahman, S.M. Ebadur
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Bangladesh Resident Mission
Ministry of Education
Shikkha Bhaban, 16 Abdul Ghani Road