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CCT Program Profile - Bangladesh

Country

Bangladesh

Program Name

Female Secondary School Assistance Project

Year started

1994

Status

Active (as FSSAP II)

Targeting

 

- target population

Unmarried girls who completed primary school and are enrolled in a recognized secondary school

- targeting method

Geographic targeting of districts (thanas) and gender targeting

- coverage

723,864 girls (2005)or about 76% of girls in the project schools

- incidence

n.a.

Benefits

 

- benefit structure

Combined stipend and tuition subsidy: Tk 906 for nongovernment schools; Tk 847 for government schools

- payee

Female student

- payment method

Direct deposit to a bank account in the girl’s name

- payment frequency

Twice a year

- duration

From grade 6 to grade 10

- additional benefits

Book allowance, paid to student
Examination fees, paid to student
Tuition subsidy paid directly to school
Additional supply-side support to school

Conditions

 

-health

None

- education

Attends 75% of school days
Attains 45% of class-level test scores

- other

Remain unmarried until passing the secondary school certificate examination

- verification of compliance–method

n.a.

-  verification of compliance–frequency

n.a.

- compliance statistics

About 4% of girls were dropped because of noncompliance with one or more of the three conditions (school attendance, passing grades, remaining unmarried) in 2005

Program Administration

 

- institutional arrangement

Ministry of Education Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education

- program costs

Budget: Tk 1.5 billion in 2004, ($40 million); more than 4 million beneficiaries annually
Administrative costs: approximately 18% of program cost

Country Context

 

General

 

- population (total)

156 million (2006)

- GDP per capita (PPP, 2005 $)

$1,119 (2006)

- poverty headcount ratio at $2/day

84% (2000)

Education

 

- net enrollment in primary level

88.8% total (2004)
90.5% for girls, 87.4% for boys

- net enrollment in secondary level

40.1% total (2004)
40.2% for girls, 41.8% for boys

Health

 

- prevalence of child malnutrition (stunting)

47.8% (2005)

- births attended by skilled health staff

20.1% (2006)

Source:  Fiszbein A. and N. Schady (2009). Conditional Cash Transfers: Reducing Present and Future Poverty. Policy Research Report World Bank.

Country

Bangladesh

Program Name

Primary Education Stipend Program

Year started

2002

Status

Active

Targeting

 

- target population

Poor families with children of primary-school age

- targeting method

Geographic targeting combined with community assessment

- coverage

More than 5.3 million beneficiaries per year

- incidence

n.a.

Benefits

 

- benefit structure

Tk100 per month (one student per family), Tk 125 per month (more than one student per family)

- payee

Beneficiary’s guardian

- payment method

Direct transfer to bank account

- payment frequency

Monthly

- duration

As long as eligible

- additional benefits

None

Conditions

 

- health

None

- education

Attends 85% of school days
Obtains at least 40% marks in the annual examinations

- other

None

- verification of compliance–method

n.a.

- verification of compliance–frequency

n.a.

- compliance statistics

n.a.

Program Administration

 

- institutional arrangement

Department of Primary Education, Ministry of Education

- program costs

Budget: $103.63 million in FY2003/04
Administrative costs: about 5% of program costs

Country Context

General

 

- population (total)

156 million (2006)

-  GDP per capita (PPP, 2005 $)

$1,119 (2006)

- poverty headcount ratio at $2/day

84% (2000)

Education

 

- net enrollment in primary level

88.8% total (2004)
90.5% for girls, 87.4% for boys

- net enrollment in secondary level

40.1% total (2004)
40.2% for girls, 41.8% for boys

Health

 

- prevalence of child malnutrition (stunting)

47.8% (2005)

- births attended by skilled health staff

20.1% (2006)

Source:  Fiszbein A. and N. Schady (2009). Conditional Cash Transfers: Reducing Present and Future Poverty. Policy Research Report World Bank.

 

Country

Bangladesh

Program Name

Reaching Out-of-School Children

Year started

2004

Status

Ongoing

Targeting

 

- target population

Children who have not had an opportunity to attend primary school in remote areas and dropouts from primary school

- targeting method

Geographic targeting

- coverage

500,000 children

- incidence

n.a.

Benefits

 

- benefit structure

In 36 subdistricts: Tk 100 per month to children and approximately Tk 25,000 per year to community school
In 24 subdistricts: No stipend to children, but approximately Tk 55,000 per year to community school

- payee

Child’s guardian

- payment method

Bank account

- payment frequency

Twice a year

- duration

As long as student is in primary education (5 years)

- additional benefits

Support given to organizations (mainly NGOs) to train teachers and oversee quality of education in community schools

Conditions

 

- health

None

- education

75% attendance and 75% performance in examinations, as judged by school teacher

- other

None

- verification of compliance–method

Random third-party monitoring survey and project office monitoring

- verification of compliance–frequency

Third-party survey undertaken during the year covers 20% of institutions. Project office monitoring occurring on a monthly basis is also random.

- compliance statistics

Students not meeting criteria are excluded from program (about 5%)

Program Administration

 

- institutional arrangement

Ministry of Primary and Mass Education

- program costs

$63 million

Country Context

 

General

 

- population (total)

156 million (2006)

- GDP per capita (PPP, 2005 $)

$1,119 (2006)

- poverty headcount ratio at $2/day

84% (2000)

Education

 

-  net enrollment in primary level

88.8% total (2004)
90.5% for girls, 87.4% for boys

- net enrollment in secondary level

40.1% total (2004)
40.2% for girls, 41.8% for boys

Health

 

- prevalence of child malnutrition (stunting)

47.8% (2005)

- births attended by skilled health staff

20.1% (2006)

Source:  Fiszbein A. and N. Schady (2009). Conditional Cash Transfers: Reducing Present and Future Poverty. Policy Research Report World Bank.

 

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