Capacity building of TVET officials on mid-term budgetary frameworks (MTBF) and budget analysis

The Skills 21 project, funded by the European Union, organised a five-day residential training workshop titled 'Capacity building programme on sector-based financing' for TVET officials on appropriate planning, implementation and audit of the budget allocated for technical education.

News | 14 November 2021
DHAKA (ILO News) - Some 175 participants from TVET institutes, mainly principals; budget and planning related officials from the Technical and Madrasa Education Division (TMED), Bangladesh Technical Education Board (BTEB) and the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) will participate in six batches.

The objective of the training is to build the capacity of government officials from TMED, DTE, BTEB and selected TVET institutions in managing TVET sub-sector financing through developing, conducting and evaluating need-based training programs in relation to MTBF budget preparation, analysis and execution.

Md. Aminul Islam Khan, Secretary of TMED inaugurated the workshop. The TMED Secretary urged the participants to focus on budget preparation, analysis and execution following the MTBF and Annual Development Planning (ADP) processes, with a special emphasis on budget implementation issues, including procurement management, accounting and audit functions, to ensure the required fiduciary governance.

The first training was conducted as a pilot from 6 to 11 November 2021 at BRAC CDM Savar. Five more batches will be conducted between January to March 2022 after bringing some modification in the training module according to the feedback received from the first batch.

The training programme was well accepted by the participants. The budget preparation, procurement and audit functioning section of the training seemed most useful to them. Participants were mostly satisfied with the quality of contents, training materials and their level of understanding also increased after the training. Participants also provided the feedback to incorporate more practical sessions and group work in the training.

Dr. Md. Helal Uddin, DG-DTE and NPD Skills 21 project and Gunjan Dallakoti, SME Specialist ILO Country Office were also presented at the inaugural session.