Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 19 Sep 2008

Project Name Basic Skills Development
Country Bhutan
Project/Program Number 31317-012
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 Assistance3340-0

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The acute shortage of trained personnel at all skill levels has continuously been a major impediment to the national development in Bhutan. To overcome this constraint, the country has to rely on expatriate personnel. However, the Government has clearly realized that dependence on expatriates in development is only an expedient solution, whereas developing indigenous human resource to improve the efficiency and productivity of public and private agencies is the long-range development objective. The aim of the proposed TA will be to assist the Government to prepare a Basic Skills Development Project proposal to possible financing by the Bank.

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
To be determined.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 28 Jul 1997
Fact-finding 29 Aug 1999 to 09 Sep 1999
Management Review Meeting
Approval 14 Dec 1999
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3340 14 Dec 1999 18 Jan 2000 18 Jan 2000 30 Apr 2001


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 3340 450 450 397 53 397 53

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer ()
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Department of Education
Mr. Nima Wangdi, Director, Education Division


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