Bangladesh: Third Programmatic Education Sector Development Support Credit

June 21, 2007

IBRD LOAN: $ 100 million
TERMS: Grace = 10 years; Maturity = 40 years.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The project is designed to address systemic governance issues in order to make the best use of the resources in improving quality and enhancing access to secondary education. The program particularly focuses on (i) increasing accountability and transparency in the use and allocation of resources with greater stakeholder participation and greater resource allocation for poorer and disadvantaged children; (ii) streamlining the teacher recruitment process to ensure the selection of best candidates as teachers free from all kinds of influences; and (iii) enhancing quality of textbooks through competitive production.

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