Economic Inclusion and Resilience of NEET Youth in Bangladesh (WB-P178077)

  • South Asia
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  • Bangladesh
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
May 2, 2022
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People's Republic of Bangladesh
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 300.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 400.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS May 5, 2022

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Project Description
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According to the World Bank project page, the objective of the proposed project is to promote economic inclusion and resilience of the youths who are not in employment, education, or training (NEET) in Bangladesh.
The proposed project will help Bangladesh to achieve SDG 8.6 - reducing the share of NEET population and help the country to establish a system of converting its NEET youth to a productive workforce in various economic sectors with special emphasis on rural women and disadvantaged groups through (i) introducing a holistic approach to youth development, with interventions targeting acquisition of in-demand skills, improvement of psychosocial well-being and resilience, and creating an enabling environment for participation and inclusion; (ii) continuous support at every step, including information and outreach, skills training, and transition to the labor market for wage employment or self-employment / entrepreneurship; (iii) multimodal engagement with the local private sector as potential employers, as providers of work-based learning, and as providers of information on skills demands and skills gaps; (iv) a selection model with eligibility criteria to ensure strong focus on inclusion of underserved NEET youth, particularly of young women and disadvantaged; (vi) strengthening the capacity of state and non-state actors, including private sector and CSOs, to support youth development, better coordination, research and tracking of youths and monitoring and evaluation.

The project will be implemented by an integrated Project Management Unit, under the leadership of the MoYS, and partner agencies from the Ministry of Education, and other relevant Ministries, supported by implementing partners such as NGOs and community-based organizations.

The Ministry of Youths and Sports (MoYS) will be implementing the project partnering with the BOU and NGOs in coordination with the Department of Youth Development (DYD), Directorate of Sports, National Sports Council, Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protishtan (BKSP) and the local government authorities at the Union, Upazila and Districts. The MoYS and it’s implementation partners have no prior experience of implementing World Bank financed project therefore, they are new to the World Bank Environmental and Social Framework (ESF) requirements and procedures. A detailed assessment of the capacity of the implementing and partner agencies will be carried out during preparation. Project design will include capacity risk assessments and development of related risks mitigation. Institutional capacity of the implementing agencies will need to be strengthened for implementation and coordination of other partnering ministries and non-governmental organizations.

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Ministry of Youth and Sports



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