The Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) under the Ministry of Primary
and Mass Education is implementing the Third Primary Education
Development Programme (PEDP 3) from July 2011 over a period of 5 years.
PEDP3 aims to provide 42,251 additional classrooms using a programme
investment of 48.85 Billion Takkas. An additional investment of 11.48
Billion Takkas is being made into WASH facilities and furniture across
thousands of sites. The programme is being funded jointly by the
Government of Bangladesh’s own resources and 9 development partners
(including DFID). The Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) and
the Directorate of Public Health Engineering (DPHE) are executing the
construction works of the infrastructure development sub-component under
the guidance of the DPE.
The principle objective of this study is to recommend ways for
efficiency gains in school infrastructure construction in Bangladesh.
From this it is understood the requirement for future physical
infrastructure to be child-friendly, resource-efficient and green to
build, operate and manage over the entire life-cycle; resilient to
natural disasters providing a better fit for the specific requirements
of the users and enhancing learning and teaching practice.
This report considers the PEDP3 Programme targets, presents a simple
Costs, Usable Area and Site planning (CASp) framework for capturing the
efficiency of the infrastructure in progress, and provides baseline
observations from empirical evidence. Proposed measures and their
potential impact on enhancing the CASp efficiency of the PEDP3 classroom
infrastructure are presented and their cost implications are discussed.
Following on from this study a number of steps to be undertaken by the
implementing partners are recommended.
This report has been produced for Evidence on Demand with the assistance
of the UK Department for International Development (DFID) contracted
through the Climate, Environment, Infrastructure and Livelihoods
Professional Evidence and Applied Knowledge Services (CEIL PEAKS)
programme, jointly managed by HTSPE Limited and IMC Worldwide Limited.
Anon. Final report: Efficiency analysis of classroom infrastructure for primary education in Bangladesh. Evidence on Demand, UK (2014) iii + 29 pp. [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12774/eod_cr.july2014.ripinetal]