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|PDS Creation Date||06 Feb 2007|
|PDS Updated as of||30 Jun 2008|
|Project Name||Skills Development|
|Geographical Location||Sri Lanka and training centers nation wide|
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|Subsector||Technical Education and Vocational Skills Training|
|Drivers of Change||–|
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||–|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
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New civil works were limited to construction of a VT complex at Narahenpita and 24 new buildings and rehabilitation works of 140 buildings at existing VT centers for improvements of classrooms and laboratories. The Government's existing buildings standards were followed to avoid adverse environmental impacts during construction. There were no adverse environmental or social impacts were reported.
During the project design stage TA consultants conducted a demand and supply study covering 846 institutions in 10 occupational areas and interviewed different stakeholders to determine stakeholders; attitudes and preferences. Project implementation consultants have consulted stakeholders in preparing a national vocational qualification framework, skills standards, and introduction of quality assurance and accreditation system. The active participation of employers in the private sector was noted in the validation and endorsement of skills standards and curricula for 45 CBT courses.
|During Project Design
|During Project Implementation
|The Project's main objective is to improve the quality and relevance of skills training programs aimed at building a high quality workforce to address the issues of skills mismatch and unemployment among rural and urban youth. The Project aims to restructure and reorient the vocational training (VT) system through introduction of competency-based training to ensure a closer partnership between VT institutions and the private sector.|
|Description of Outcome
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2007 Feb 06|
The Ministry of Vocational Training and Rural Industries has engaged an international consulting firm and domestic consultants. Eight international consultants (89-person-months) and six domestic consultants (105 person-months) were recruited. The consultants were recruited in accordance with Nordic Development Fund approved procedures.
Supply of goods and services, including furniture and instructional materials will be procured in accordance with Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. The civil works contract for the construction of the new VT Complex was awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding procedures. The remaining civil works are expected to be small and scattered throughout the country and will be awarded on the basis of local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to the Bank.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Fact-finding||15 Apr 1999 to 29 Apr 1999|
|Management Review Meeting||10 Jun 1999|
|Approval||28 Oct 1999|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 1707||28 Oct 1999||05 Nov 1999||21 Mar 2000||31 Oct 2006||31 Jan 2007||23 Jul 2007|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|22 Sep 2014||Loan 1707||19,140||0||98.00%|
|22 Sep 2014||Loan 1707||19,495||0||100.00%|
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|Sector||Social||Financial||Economic||Others||Safeguards||Project Financial Statements|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Amarasena Gamaathige ( @adb.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Sri Lanka Resident Mission|
Ministry of Tertiary Education and Training
*Mr. Tilak Hapangama
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/31283-013/documents|