Report No. 165
5.3.17. Bihar Education Project.-
The Bihar Education Project (BEP) is a basic education project aimed at Universalisation of Primary Education by bringing about a qualitative improvement in the existing education system. The project was initiated in 1991 covering seven districts in Bihar. The financing pattern was 3:2:1 among UNICEF, Government of India and Government of Bihar. The phase - I concluded in March 1996 and the programme has been extended for a period of two years from 1990-97 to 1997-98 under phase - II, with an outlay or Rs. 61.5 crore. Significant outcomes of the Project include intensification or community participation process and motivational training or teachers in participatory mode leading to renewal of teaching learning processes. During 1997-98, it is proposed to cover 17 educational districts, (27 revenue districts) including these seven districts of Bihar under DPEP - III with assistance from the World Bank.