Project Name Human Resource Investment Project
Project Number 35197-012
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4090-SRI: Human Resource Investment Project
Japan Special Fund US$ 600,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming

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
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nationwide.
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
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 None.
Responsible ADB Officer Leah C. Gutierrez
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Tertiary Education and Training
Mr. Saman Ediriweera, Secretary
18, Ward Place, Colombo 7 Sri Lanka
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2001
Fact Finding 10 Dec 2002 to 18 Dec 2002
Approval 19 Mar 2003
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 06 Feb 2007

TA 4090-SRI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
19 Mar 2003 20 May 2003 20 May 2003 31 Dec 2003 15 Mar 2006 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 600,000.00 19 Mar 2003 451,328.53

This project data sheet was generated from on 29 November 2015