Delegation of the European Union to The Gambia

Human Capital Development Programme for Bangladesh 2021 (HCDP-21)

20/09/2020 - 13:04
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Human Capital Development Programme for Bangladesh 2021 (HCDP-21)

With an impressive youth population of over 57 million, Bangladesh faces the challenges of harvesting the benefits of a demographic dividend. So, there is a need to act and fast! Education is a vital investment in ‘human capital’ for the 21st century. Together with the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education and the Technical and Madrasah Education Division (Ministry of Education), the EU aims to support a quality education reform, going from basic education to TVET and skills development. To unlock the economic potential of a country and build social cohesion, the potential of its young people needs to be actively sought and that’s exactly what we plan to do through this programme.


From 1/7/2018 to 17/12/2023

Budget (Euro)

The total amount of the budget support programme is EUR 205 million


Bangladesh (country wide)

Implementing Organization

Government of Bangladesh


Outcome (Specific Objectives) and Outputs (Expected results)


The overall objective of this programme is to support Bangladesh in the implementation of its sector development policies aiming at a better educated trained and qualified human capital to become a Middle Income Country and to progress on the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The specific objectives of HCDP21 focused on Primary Education and Technical and Vocational Training are to contribute towards:

  • Improved quality, relevance and efficiency of the primary education and TVET subsectors;
  • Improved and equitable access to primary education and TVET services, and;
  • Improved management and governance of the primary education and TVET subsectors. 

Target group(s)

Primary Education and TVET sectors

Final beneficiaries

The whole population of Bangladesh and in particular the youth will benefit from this budget support programme.




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