Project Name Skills Development
Project Number 31283-012
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The main purpose of the project preparatory technical assistance is to prepare a Skills Development Project aimed at restructuring the vocational training sector to improve the quality and relevance of programs, the efficiency of delivery systems, and enhance resource mobilization. The Project will assist the Government in the socioeconomic development of the rural youth by enhancing their employment and entrepreneurial capabilities.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A team of five international specialists for a total of 13.5 person-months will be required in the fields of vocational skills training, institutional capacity building, competency-based training development, and financial and quality management systems. Five local specialists for a total of 13.5 person-months will be required in the fields of economics and labor market, career guidance and counseling, management information systems, entrepreneurship development and rural marketing, and private sector participation.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Tertiary Education and Training
18, Ward Place, Colombo 7
Sri Lanka


Concept Clearance 10 Dec 1997
Fact Finding 21 Apr 1998 to 06 May 1998
Approval 24 Jul 1998
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Jun 2008

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