Publication: The Landscape of Early Childhood Education in Bangladesh
Bhatta, Saurav Dev
Rahman, Md. Naibur
This report reviews the landscape of the ECE system in Bangladesh, focusing on the following key aspects related to the provision of ECE services: (a) access and equity, (b) quality, (c) governance and management, and (d) financing. It is based primarily on a desk review of existing documents and literature on ECE, and quantitative analyses of existing survey data. The desk review focuses on policies, plans, and strategies; existing studies; and pertinent records related to ECE in Bangladesh. The quantitative analyses are based on data from two rounds of the Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES 2010, 2016–17); the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS 2013); survey data from an ongoing impact evaluation of a small-scale ECE intervention in one district of the country; and administrative data from the Directorate of Primary Education (DPE). In addition, the study also uses some primary data collected using the World Bank’s Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) tool to analyze the governance and management status of ECE in Bangladesh.
“Bhatta, Saurav Dev; Rahman, Tashmina; Rahman, Md. Naibur; Sharma, Uttam; Adams, Lindsay. 2020. The Landscape of Early Childhood Education in Bangladesh; The Landscape of Early Childhood Education in Bangladesh. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/33465 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”