Implementing Partner

Asian Development Bank

In 2020, EAA and the Asian Development Bank entered into a formal framework agreement to identify, enrol and retain vulnerable out of school children into quality primary education programming, in support of SDG4.

Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), established in 1966, envisions a prosperous, inclusive, resilient and sustainable Asia and the Pacific while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty in the region. Despite the region's many successes, it remains home to a large share of the world’s poor: 263 million living on less than US$1.90 a day and 1.1 billion on less than US$3.20 a day. To that end, ADB supports projects in developing member countries that create economic and development impact, delivered through both public and private sector operations, advisory services, and knowledge support. Although most developing countries in Asia and the Pacific have increased primary education enrolment rates in the last three decades, daunting challenges remain in the education sector. As such, ADB works within its developing member countries to achieve the goal of quality education for all.

ADB has been working in Bangladesh since 1973 and established its first field office in Dhaka in 1982. Between 2021 and 2023, ADB has a pipeline of 30 projects worth US$5.9 billion and 27 standby projects worth US$5.2 billion to support the country’s development.

The joint Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Programme is the first education project undertaken in partnership with Educate A Child.


For more information about this EAC Implementing Partner, please visit the Asian Development Bank website.


Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Programme

EAC and the Asian Development Bank are teaming up to increase access to quality primary education for some of the most marginalised OOSC in Asia. In this instance, the joint Supporting Fourth Primary Education Development Programme is on the ground in Bangladesh, aiming to reach 650,000 OOSC.