Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 19 Jan 2007
PDS Updated as of 21 Oct 2013

Project Name Skills for Employment Project
Country Nepal
Project/Program Number 36611-013
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)
Loan2111Asian Development Fund20,000
Counterpart 5,000
TOTAL US$ 25,000

Safeguard Categories

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Environment C

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation
The stakeholder consultation is being undertaken in (i) awareness program, (ii) training need identification and (iii) implementation


The proposed Project aims to increase access to quality demand-driven skills development training. Proposed project components include (i) capacity strengthening to facilitate the delivery of skills development training (including policy development) and (ii) delivering demand-driven skills training.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The project is in line with the Government's and ADB's long term strategy of poverty reduction.

Development Impact

Increased engagement in wage and international employment and self employment

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Increased opportunities for market-oriented short-term (MOST) training.
Progress Towards Outcome
Ongoing . The indicators are being monitored.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
1. Component 1. Increasing Access to Market-Oriented Short-Term Skills Training Component 1 (a): Information on Short-Term Training and Employment disseminated Component 1 (b):Delivery of Short-Term Skills Training for Formal and International Labor Markets supported Component 1(c): Delivery of Community-Based, Market-Oriented, Short-Term Skills Training in district supported 2. Capacity Strengthening 2.1 Key government agencies strengthened to serve the technical education and vocational training (TEVT) sector 2.2 Short term training provision strengthened 3. Supporting Poicy Development, Articulation, and implementation 3.1 Prioritized sections of the national TEVT policy articulated and implementation initiated 3.2 Sustainable financing policy for a market -oriented and efficient TEVT system developed
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
1. 1. Increasing Access to Market-Oriented Short-Term Skills Training a. Disseminating Information on Short-Term Training and Employment TEVT Awareness plan has been developed and the activities are initated based on the implementation plan. There is still need to intensify TEVT awareness especially at the community level.They are also using NGOs associated with dalit and disadvantage group for awareness activities. Ongoing. Different approaches of creating awarenss have been implemented. It is recommended that massive awareness campaign need to be utilized. It is also suggested that targeted awareness program for women and dalit have to be done.The Project has started the street drama in Kathmandu. But it needs to be taken to the community. b. Supporting Delivery of Short-Term Skills Training for Formal and International Labor Markets Ongoing. As of 30 November 2010, 18,113 participants havecompleted the trainings out of committed 33,489 persons in center based through private and public TTPs.The number of particpants that have dropped are 537. Stipend provision is ongoing.However, distribution of stipend has been an issue. The monitoring of stipend distribution needs to be enforced. There has been significant improvement in the stipend distribution.As of 30 November 2010, the project has distributed the first category stipend (3 thousand per month)to 4907 trainees and second category (1 thousand per month) stipend to6734 through central based program. 3. c. Supporting the Deliver of Community-Based, Market-Oriented, Short-Term Skills Training for 2052 has been completed at the community level. However, it has been realized that there is poor performance of tranings at the community levels.The number of participants at the community level will not reach the expected number.raining 2. Capacity Strengthening a. Strengthening Key Agencies to Serve the TEVT Subsector Geographical information system (GIS) and training management information system (TMIS), have been established. The CTEVT has to make the system functional. The Mission during the Review of December 2010 met with the Secretary and senior officials of the Ministry of Labour and Transport Management (MOLTM) on the pending issues of labor management information system (LMIS) and employment service centers (ESCs). In this connection, MOLTM clearly stated they are committed to make LMIS and ESCs operational and the project support including services of a local LMIS expert are required. b. Strengthening Short-Term Skills Training Provision The training for managers has been completed for 200/200, 180/200 for supervisors and 530/1000 for trainers.. Apart from the capacity building of human resources of all training providers, the Project provides equipment and other materials support to the selected public training providers. Supporting Policy Development, Articulation, and Implementation Status:After MOE's request to NPC to take coordination responsibility for finalizing implementation plan of TEVT policy, NPC organized the first meeting in May 2009. However, the work was not progressing well due to limited support by other line ministries. In the mean time a high level committee, under the chairmanship of the Minister for Education with representation of various public and private agencies, was set up in February 2010 to prepare a TEVT policy framework and submit to the Government. The Committee under the NPC set up a sub-committee to facilitate the work of the ministerial level committee, and the sub-committee submitted a concise report containing strategies and corresponding actions for TEVT policy framework. The framework has is yet to approved by the Cabinet
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Jan 19
Consulting Services
Seven individual international consultants will be recruited. The areas of specialization are: TEVT Policy (3 person-months); TEVT Subsector Restructuring (4 person-months); TEVT Subsector Financing (4 person-months); TEVT Qualifications Framework (2 person-months); Accreditation and Training Institution Monitoring (2 person-months); Evaluation and Tracer Study Design (6 person-months); Labor Market Information (2 person-months); and Employment Service (2 person-months). Domestic consultants will be recruited in 4 packages and individually. The areas of specialization and the required inputs are: Organization and Governance (5 person-months, firm); TEVT Subsector Restructuring Costing (5 person-months, firm); TEVT Subsector Financing (5 person-months; firm); Gender, Caste and Ethnicity (18 person-months; individual); GIS Design and Development (9 person-months; firm); TMIS Design and Development (9 person-months; firm); Labor and Employment Analyst (4 person-months; firm); Project Financial Management System and Design Development (4 person-months; firm); Monitoring and Evaluation Design and Development (9 person-months; individual); TEVT Awareness (2 person-months; individual); and Procurement (2 person-months; firm).
Local competitive bidding procedures will be used for procurement of the following packages: (i) Refurbishment of offices for GIS, LMIS, Accreditation Section, PIU (4 units); (ii) Refurbishment of employment service centers [subject to results of the pilots] (14 units); (iii) Refurbishment DCSI/CSIDB district skill training office (75 units); (iv) Office furniture and equipment for offices for GIS, LMIS, Accreditation Section, PIU (8 units); (v) Office furniture and equipment for DCSI/CSIDB district skill training offices (75 units); (vi) Office furniture and equipment for employment service centers [subject to the results of the pilots] (14 units); (vii) Computers, peripherals and software for TMIS, LMIS, Accreditation Section, PIU, employment service centers (65 units); (viii) Computers, peripherals and software for GIS (2 units); (ix) Reference materials for short-term training and qualifications framework; (1 unit); (x) Reference materials for accreditation (1 unit); (xi) Pre-departure brochures (5 units); (xii) Production of TV, radio, and information programs (5 units); and (xiii) Training Packages [TNA, Training Administrators, Training Supervisors, Trainers] (4 units).
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 08 Mar 2004 to 24 Mar 2004
Management Review Meeting 03 May 2004
Approval 25 Nov 2004
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2111 25 Nov 2004 02 Feb 2005 28 Feb 2006 31 Mar 2011 30 Jun 2012 09 Oct 2012


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
20 Sep 2014 Loan 2111 16,447 0 99.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
20 Sep 2014 Loan 2111 16,633 0 100.00%

Status of Covenants

Covenants are categorized under the following categories—audited accounts, safeguards, social, sector, financial, economic, and others. Covenant compliance is rated by category by applying the following criteria: (i) Satisfactory—all covenants in the category are being complied with, with a maximum of one exception allowed, (ii) Partly Satisfactory—a maximum of two covenants in the category are not being complied with, (iii) Unsatisfactory—three or more covenants in the category are not being complied with. As per the 2011 Public Communications Policy, covenant compliance ratings for Project Financial Statements apply only to projects whose invitation for negotiation falls after 2 April 2012.

Approval No. Category
Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safeguards Project Financial Statements
Loan 2111 Unsatisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Smita Gyawali (
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Nepal Resident Mission
Executing Agencies Ministry of Education & Sports
Mr. S.P Panday


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