Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 30 Jun 2008

Project Name Skills Development
Country Sri Lanka
Project/Program Number 31283-012
Status Approved
Geographical Location
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)
Technical Assistance3051-0

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


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

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 2007 Feb 15
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.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 10 Dec 1997
Fact-finding 21 Apr 1998 to 06 May 1998
Management Review Meeting
Approval 24 Jul 1998
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3051 24 Jul 1998 14 Aug 1998 14 Aug 1998 31 Aug 1999


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 3051 600 600 386 214 386 214

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Motilal Sharma (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Tertiary Education and Training


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