Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 05 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 25 Sep 2007

Project Name Technological & Professional Skills Development
Country Indonesia
Project/Program Number 31081-013
Status Closed
Geographical Location All over the country
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 Technical Education and Vocational Skills Training
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan1792Ordinary Capital Resources180,000
TOTAL US$ 180,000

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see

Environment C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Adverse environmental impacts are unlikely since the Project focuses primarily on human resource development. Rehabilitation and renovation of existing infrastructure may lead to temporary impacts during construction, which can be mitigated. No land acquisition is being funded under the Project. Laboratory design, particularly of science laboratories and chemical engineering facilities, takes into consideration the best industry practices and relevant Government and ADB guidelines and procedures.

The Project supports women's participation in higher education through science and engineering programs, targeted scholarships for women, and by supporting existing study centers for women. Scholarships are also being provided to economically disadvantaged students.

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

Consultations carried out during project preparation and implementation. Participating institutions undertook self-assessments during the first years of project implementation.

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The overall objective of the Project is to improve the country's international competitiveness and help achieve sustainable economic growth, leading to poverty reduction on a gender, social, and geographically equitable basis.

The Project comprises of two interrelated parts: (a) strengthening the governance and management capacity of the public and private higher education system, improving student equity, and supporting a retraining program; and (b) strengthening existing study programs and supporting new study programs in priority disciplines in higher education, upgrading women study centers, and strengthening community and industrial relations.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The manufacturing industry was the principal engine of growth during Indonesia's period of rapid development where GDP averaged seven percent. Recovery, and long-term, sustainable economic growth and the opportunity to achieve prosperity by the poor, will require strengthening of exports dependent on high levels of skill, technology and capital . Technological change has reduced the relative returns to unskilled labor and countries that rely on unskilled labor and natural resource based goods are likely to face declining living standards. It is therefore imperative to raise workforce skill levels in order to raise living standards in the open competitive global market. Accordingly, government intervention is required to create and strengthen the capability of the national education system to deliver knowledge and skill development through education and training while at the same time encouraging the development of linkages with industry to support the strengthening of capability formation through specific technology-based experience.

In addition to requiring increased numbers of skilled technicians and professionals, renewed economic growth for national prosperity will also require highly skilled managers to support a strengthened business infrastructure and supporting legal framework.

As skills are subject to constant change, education systems must constantly upgrade skills taught consistent with emerging needs, therefore strong linkages with the employer community are required. Likewise, the delivery of transferable skills by the education system to graduates who can be classified as multi-skilled provides the required base for continuous upskilling that is essential for business to remain globally competitive. Global competition requires global quality standards uniformly applied and assured throughout the system. Accordingly, the higher education system must provide equal access regionally, socially and on a gender basis.

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 Dec 05
Consulting Services
Recruitment and engagement of consultants will be undertaken in accordance with the ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
All goods and services financed under the Project will be procured in accordance with Guidelines for Procurement under ADB loan, February 1999 and Standard Bidding Document for Procurement of Goods, June 2000.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 12 Apr 2000 to 28 Apr 2000
Management Review Meeting 29 May 2000
Approval 29 Nov 2000
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 1792 29 Nov 2000 02 Mar 2001 04 Jun 2001 30 Jun 2007 31 Dec 2007 21 Apr 2008


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
21 Sep 2014 Loan 1792 125,700 0 83.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
21 Sep 2014 Loan 1792 150,697 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 1792

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Wolfgang G. Kubitzki (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Directorate General of Higher Education
*Bambang Supriyadi


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