Accelerating and Strengthening Skills for Economic Transformation (WB-P167506)

  • Bangladesh
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Sep 30, 2020
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People's Republic of Bangladesh - Ministry of Education
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 500.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 819.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Mar 13, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Feb 3, 2020

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Project Description

The Project Development Objective is to equip Bangladeshi youth and workers, including women and the disadvantaged, with skills demanded for the future of work and improved employment prospects.

Project documents indicate a Moderate risk rating.
Most of the environmental impacts are construction-related such as generation of noise, vibration, air pollution, liquid and solid wastes and health & safety.
Given that the nature of all the referenced activities are small to medium scale and that they will be implemented within existing footprints, impacts are expected to be localized,

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

WBG Financing:

International Development Association - $500M
IDA Credit - $500M

Non-World Bank Group Financing:

Counter Part financing - $300M
Borrower Recipient - $300M

Trust Funds

European Commission Development Fund - TF - $19M

Contact Information

World Bank
Mokhlesur Rahman,
Senior Operations Officer
Telephone No:5764+4351

Sabah Moyeen
Senior Social Development Specialist
Telephone No: 5764+4313

People's Republic of Bangladesh

Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Education
Munshi Shahabuddin Ahmed
Secretary, TMED



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