ADB Loan No. 1881 – BAN (SF): Support Services to Overseas Study Tour/ Training Programs under Post Literacy and Continuing Education for Human Development Project-2 (PLCEHD-2).
Project Name: ADB Loan No. 1881 – BAN (SF): Support Services to Overseas Study Tour/ Training Programs under Post Literacy and Continuing Education for Human Development Project-2 (PLCEHD-2).
Duration: February, 2010 – April, 2012
Client: Bureau of Non-Formal Education (BNF); Ministry of Primary and Mass Education (MoPME).
Funded by: Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Description of Project: The objective of the Study Tour is Capacity Building for organizations involved in the PLCEHD-2 Project implementation process and with the intentions of strengthening the regulatory and supervisory functions of government officials. Capacity building encompasses both human resources development for individuals and institutional or organizational development. Both kinds of development are mutually dependent, constitute an ongoing process, and are instrumental in achieving the purpose and goal of the Project. Organizational capacity building demands that the PLCE services promoted for poverty reduction not be isolated interventions.
Description of actual services provided by DPDS in the assignment:
For the implementation of the overseas study tour, DPDS performed the activities which were: (i) Obtain from the Project Director, PLCEHD-2 the requirements of services well in time and prepare the Selection Plans and processing schedules in consultation with the Project Director; (ii) Contact and make tentative arrangement for overseas study tour with relevant continuing and adult education related institutions / organizations; (iii) Prepare proposals for each package of study tour and submit the same to the Project Director, PLCEHD-2 for final selection; (iv) Organize field oriented and class room based programs as deemed appropriate and coordinate the visit; (v) Organize travel visa; (vi) Organize air-tickets (in economic class) and confirm flights, departure and arrival; (vii) Provide DSA (per diem) and allowances for out-of-pocket expenses to the participants at standard rates, not below the government rate, before departure from the country; (viii) Organize suitable accommodation; (ix) Provide airport reception and transfer; (x) Provide land transport to and from program venue; (xi) Offer a full time guide / welfare person during the entire period of overseas stay; (xii) Monitor the study tour and follow-up with the institutions / organizations abroad on progress of assignment on behalf of the Project Director and attend to matters during the continuation of the tour on his behalf; (xiii) Provide a report on the overseas program; (xiv) Submit payment statements from participants and copies of air tickets and boarding passes as noted in SCC (Special conditions of the Contract).