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|PDS Creation Date||06 Feb 2007|
|PDS Updated as of||19 Sep 2008|
|Project Name||Basic Skills Development|
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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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There are no issues to date.
The Project was prepared in a participatory manner, with representatives of relevant government agencies, private enterprises, NGOs, major aid agencies such as GTZ and UNDP, male and female students and trainees, heads of training institutes and school teachers in three major national workshops, consultations with communities by the PPTA consultants, and extensive field investigations and site visits by staff during the PPTA review. The PPTA conducted social surveys and an independent social analysis by an international social expert.
|During Project Design
|During Project Implementation
|The objective of the proposed Project is to improve the quality and relevance of the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system in Bhutan to provide employment oriented basic skills training to new school graduates, unemployed youth, domestic laborers, women and the disadvantaged to enable them to access employment and income generating opportunities and to expand the capacity of training providers to meet the increasing demand for skilled human resources by the private sector. To achieve this objective, the Project will (i) strengthen the institutional capacity for policy making, planning and coordinating TVET sector reform to ensure that the delivery of basic skills training is relevant to market needs and commensurate with the capacity of beneficiaries, (ii) increase access to basic skills training by expansion of the TVET system, including community based programs and rehabilitation of existing facilities and establishment of new facilities, (iii) improve the quality of basic skills training by increasing links with the private sector, and (iv) promote effective utilization of basic skills by developing career guidance and employment placement services.|
|Substantial investments in basic education over the past several decades has produced a large cohort of graduates who cannot continue to be absorbed by the public sector, formerly the dominant employer. Unless these graduates can be provided with employable skills they face an uncertain future with little prospect of employment and income generating opportunities. At the same time, the country will be unable to fully utilize its human resources to promote national development and social problems associated with the growing poor of unemployed urban youth will increase significantly. The previous TVET system was poorly positioned to provide the high quality training required by the growing private sector, Under the Project, the Governemnt plans to upgrade the TVET system by improving the policy frameowrk, upgrading the quality and relevance of training, expanding access, particularly for women and the disadvantaged in remote areas, and improving the system's responsiveness to priviate sector requirements.|
|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|
A total of about 119 person-months of individual international consultants and 24 person-months of individual international consultants and 24 person-months of individual domestic consultants will be provided. Out of this provision, ADB will finance 34 person-months of international consultants and 24 person-months of domestic consultants and GTZ will provide 85 person-months for international consultants.The international consultants include a chief technical advisor, a chief implementation advisor, a management advisor and other experts in areas of vocational qualifications framework, skills standards, certification and testing, training program accreditation, apprenticeship and consignment system, labor market information system, curriculum and training package design, community access and skills training and advocacy and publicity. Domestic consultants will be computer and network engineers.
The procurement under the Project will include civil works, equipment for basic skills development, training and workshops, and equipment, furniture and vehicles for the implementation unit. All ADB-financed procurement of goods and services under the Project will be carried out in accordance with the latest ADB's Guidelines for Procurement of Goods and Services.
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||27 Mar 2000|
|Fact-finding||08 Jan 2001 to 19 Jan 2001|
|Management Review Meeting||09 Mar 2001|
|Approval||21 Jun 2001|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Loan 1830||21 Jun 2001||20 Aug 2001||16 Nov 2001||31 Mar 2007||31 Mar 2008||27 Aug 2008|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|18 Sep 2014||Loan 1830||7,129||0||98.00%|
|18 Sep 2014||Loan 1830||7,296||0||100.00%|
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|Responsible ADB Officer||Yo Ikeda (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD|
Ministry of Labour and Human Resources
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/31317-013/documents|