Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
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Project Name Human Resource Investment Project
Country Sri Lanka
Project/Program Number 35197-012
Status Closed
Geographical Location Nationwide.
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 Assistance4090Japan Special Fund600

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 objective of the Project is to prepare an investment project to support the Government's plan to solve the youth unemployment problem by contributing to the Human Resource Investment Fund, upgrading training institutes, especially in North and East, and introducing skill competition system to promote the value of skilled occupations. The TA will have three components: (i) a comprehensive study and detailed plan to establish the proposed Human Resource Investment Fund, (ii) an action plan to rehabilitate training facilities with focus to North and East, and (iii) a plan to establish the skill competition system to promote occupations related to industrial production.

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
The TA will be implemented over 6 months from May 2003 through November 2003. The international consultants include a technician education specialist cum team leader (4 person-months) and education fund management specialist (2 person-months). The domestic consultants include (i) financial analyst for 4 person-months; (ii) skill competition specialist for 4 person-months; (iii) vocational training specialist for 4 person-months; and (iv) benefit monitoring and evaluation specialist for 3 person-months.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 10 Dec 2002 to 18 Dec 2002
Management Review Meeting
Approval 19 Mar 2003
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 4090 19 Mar 2003 20 May 2003 20 May 2003 31 Dec 2003 15 Mar 2006


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 4090 600 600 451 149 451 149

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Leah C. Gutierrez (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies Ministry of Tertiary Education and Training
Mr. Saman Ediriweera, Secretary


Project Website
List of Project Documents