To commission an independent, comprehensive review of existing secondary and higher secondary stipend programs to develop a more equitable, efficient, and harmonized stipend program.
MSL undertook a comparative analysis of the 4 Bangladesh Secondary Education Stipend projects/programs and preparing a single comparative study final report. More specifically, MSL
- Undertook quantitative and qualitative comparative impact analysis of the 4 stipend projects/programs that indicated strengths and weaknesses of each on key outcomes of interest;
- Reviewed the legal framework(s) relevant to the respective stipend programs that includes the policy environment governing stipend, and the long-term plans of the government;
- Reviewed and undertook comparative analysis of the administrative arrangements—including strengths and weaknesses of the four stipend projects/programs;
- Reviewed and undertook comparative analysis of the implementation arrangements for and effectiveness in award confirmation process;
- Reviewed and undertook comparative analysis of the implementation arrangements for effectiveness in the disbursement of stipend to beneficiaries;
- Reviewed and undertook comparative analysis of project/program financial accountability and auditing;
- Undertook retrospective economic and financial analysis of the four programs;
- Proposed recommended design and implementation arrangements for each of the above design aspects under the harmonized single stipend program;
- Undertook perspective economic analysis (cost-benefit analysis) and financial analysis (sustainability) of the proposed harmonized single stipend program;
- Prepared a single, detailed Final Report including harmonization recommendations, financial analysis of the proposed harmonized program, and recommended financial and monitoring plan under a harmonized stipend program.
Timeframe: 20 March 2016 - 20 August 2016
Realated Countries: Bangladesh
Client(s): ADB, Directorate of Secondary & Higher Education (DSHE), Ministry of Education (MoE)
Categories: Education and Skills Development, Research and Study