Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 13 Dec 2006
PDS Updated as of 02 Sep 2011

Project Name Restructuring of the Technical Education and Vocational Training System (Balochistan)
Country Pakistan
Project/Program Number 36654-013
Status Approved
Geographical Location Balochistan province
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

Financing

Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Loan2133Asian Development Fund16,000
Counterpart 6,900
TOTAL US$ 22,900

Safeguard Categories

For more information about the safeguard categories, please see http://www.adb.org/site/safeguards/safeguard-categories

Environment B

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Description

The goal of the Project is to contribute to the Government's overall strategic goal of poverty reduction by enhancing competitiveness of TEVT and employability of its graduates in line with emerging market needs. The Project's specific objectives are to (i) restructure and strengthen institutional capacity, efficiency, and autonomy of TEVT institutions; (ii) improve quality and relevance of TEVT programs; and (iii) enhance access and equity to better quality of TEVT programs.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Contribute to the Government's overall strategic goal of poverty reduction by enhancing competitiveness of technical education and vocational training (TEVT) and employability of its graduates in line with emerging market needs.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
To improve quality and relevance of TEVT programs through more equitable access to better quality programs, with focus on females and rural poor, enhanced employability of graduates, and enhanced institutional efficiency of key TEVT institutions
Progress Towards Outcome
-- Only 24% disbursement against elapsed loan period of 78%. Given the (i) slow physical progress, (ii) weak capacity and commitment of EA and IA, (iii) weak capacity of consultants, (iv) non-compliance with the loan covenants and time-bound action plan, and (v) declaration of civil works as misprocurement, the project is unlikely to achieve its objectives. Hence, furhter continuation of the Project was unlikely to bring any substantial change in the TEVT system of the province. Therefore, on Borrower's request, loan was advance closed on 24 May 2010 and uncommitted loan funds for an amount of SDR 7.5 million canceled effective the same date. Actions are currently being taken for financial closure of the loan.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
1. Enhanced institutional efficiency of TEVT institutions a. TEVT organization strengthened FIX INDENT b. TEVT planning and financial management strengthened c. Management program for TEVT strengthened and made more relevant 2. Improved quality and relevance of TEVT programs a. Teacher competence improved b. Facilities upgraded in selected existing polytechnics, technical and vocational training centers (TVTCs) c. Employment opportunities enhanced 3. Enhanced access and equity a. Intake capacity in polytechnics is expanded b. Access to technical training centers, vocational training centers, and non-formal livelihood programs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Only 24% disbursement against elapsed loan period of 78%. Given the (i) slow physical progress, (ii) weak capacity and commitment of EA and IA, (iii) weak capacity of consultants, (iv) non-compliance with the loan covenants and time-bound action plan, and (v) declaration of civil works as misprocurement, the project could not fully implement the project activities; thus, outputs were partly achieved.
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2006 Dec 13
Consulting Services
A total input of 76 person-months is planned, consisting of 18 person-months of international consulting and 58 person-months of domestic consulting services. The consultants will be recruited individually or through a firm. A management firm or higher education institution and an academic institution will be contracted for management development program and performance-based management, and competency-based training system development. Quality-and cost-based selection will be applied to consulting firms.
Procurement
Procurement of ADB-financed goods, related services, and civil works will be carried out according to ADB's Guidelines for Procurement. Packages of equipment and textbooks will be procured by international competitive bidding for contracts in excess of $500,000; international shopping for contracts in excess of $100,000; and direct purchase for contracts of less than $100,000. Contracts for civil works estimated to cost more than $1.0 million equivalent will be carried out using international competitive bidding (ICB) procedures while those estimated to cost $1.0 million equivalent or less will be carried out under local competitive bidding (LCB) procedures. The procurement of goods will preferably be grouped into packages larger than $500,000 to be suitable for ICB procedures. Miscellaneous minor goods that cannot be grouped into larger contracts and are estimated to cost less than $500,000 per contract will be procured through international shopping (IS) procedures. Minor items estimated to cost less than the equivalent of $100,000 per contract may be purchased directly following proper procedures to ensure economy, efficiency and quality.
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/36654-013/business-opportunities

Timetable

Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 15 Feb 2004 to 03 Mar 2004
Management Review Meeting 27 Apr 2004
Approval 14 Dec 2004
Last Review Mission

Milestones

Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Loan 2133 14 Dec 2004 22 Mar 2005 23 Aug 2005 30 Apr 2011 24 May 2010 30 Jun 2011

Utilization

Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
29 Aug 2014 Loan 2133 3,928 0 97.00%
Cumulative Disbursements
29 Aug 2014 Loan 2133 4,047 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 2133 Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Md. Nurul Huda ( @adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
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Planning & Development Department, Balochistan
Prof. Abdul Malik

Department of Labor and Manpower
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Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/36654-013/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/36654-013/documents