Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 30 Nov 2006
PDS Updated as of 09 Jan 2007

Project Name Employment Oriented Skills Development
Country Papua New Guinea
Project/Program Number 29637-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Papua New Guinea
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Education
Subsector Non-Formal Education
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see

Environment C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

The Project is unlikely to have adverse environmental impacts.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Stakeholder consultations undertaken.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The specific objective of the Project is to increase the availability of quality competency based skills training (including entrepreneurship) and the possibilities for applying these skills to promote self-employment and wage-employment. The project comprises three broad components/outputs: (i) establishing conducive legal and policy framework for skills development for informal sector employment; (ii) enhancing technical, managerial and entrepreneurial capacities and competencies of VTCs, churches, non-governmental and private training providers; and (iii) establishment of a sustainable financing mechanism to support the delivery of quality competency based skills training by VTCs, churches, NGOs and private training providers on a demand and cost sharing basis.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Nov 30
Consulting Services
International consulting services, estimated at 164 person-months, are required to assist in project management and coordination, policy advice, entrepreneurship development, competency-based skills development and trust fund management. Eighteen local consultants with a total of 942 person-months will support project implementation, adaptation of competency-based skills training materials and the establishment and management of trust fund operations at national and provincial levels.
All civil works contracts under the Project (which will be no more than $100,000 in value aggregate) will be awarded on the basis of local competitive bidding. Procurement of vehicles will be subject to international shopping procedures. Equipment, furniture, training materials and related service contract, each below $100,000 equivalent, will be awarded on the basis of the direct purchase procedure.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 18 Apr 1999 to 07 May 1999
Management Review Meeting 09 Jun 1999
Approval 28 Oct 1999
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1706 28 Oct 1999 29 Oct 1999 26 Jun 2000 30 Jun 2006 31 Dec 2007 25 Sep 2008


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
30 Sep 2014 Loan 1706 16,328 0 97.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
30 Sep 2014 Loan 1706 16,851 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 1706

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Allan Lee (
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Pacific Operations Division
Executing Agencies Department for Community Development
Mr. Joseph Klapat


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