A Diagnostic Study on Stipend Programmes in Bangladesh with Focus on Primary Education Stipend Project (PESP)

A diagnostic study on stipend programmes was undertaken as a part of the mandated activities of SPFMSP Project being implemented by the Finance Division in association with 6 Line Ministries including MoPME, MoE and MoSW. The diagnostic study presents an independent and comprehensive analysis of the stipend programmes in Bangladesh with a focus on Primary Education Stipend Project (PESP) being implemented by the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education. The other stipend programmes are being implemented by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Social Welfare. The diagnostic study performed an operational and financial analysis of stipend programmes with a central focus on the identification of issues and challenges of the programme design, processes adopted for delivery in terms of efficiency, economy and effectiveness. The study provides evidence-based findings and assessments leading to recommendations for the improvement of the programme in terms of its design, its implementation and the delivery system that may promote value for money.