ThinkWell provided technical assistance to the Third Primary Education Development Programme (PEDP3) of Bangladesh by examining the use of sector budget support disbursements. This was done through reviewing and verifying the backup for audit reports. We also conducted a risk-monitoring analysis for a basket fund for PEDP3. The fund involved the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education (MOPME) and other ministries working in the education sector. ThinkWell additionally supported strengthening the public financial management around vulnerabilities to ultimately ensure a strong use of the funds.
ThinkWell made recommendations based on the analysis and provided technical assistance and capacity development to implement those recommendations. As a result, the government has strengthened its fiduciary management of the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) funds for education.