Project Name Restructuring of the Technical Education and Vocational Training System (Balochistan)
Project Number 36654-013
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2133-PAK: Restructuring of the Technical Education and Vocational Training System (Balochistan)
Asian Development Fund US$ 16.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector Education - Technical and vocational education and training
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
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
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 Toward 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.
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.
Geographical Location Balochistan province
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
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 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.
Responsible ADB Officer Munir Abro
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Pakistan Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Planning & Development Department, BalochistanProf. Abdul Malikmalikpd@yahoo.comGov. of Balochistan, Civil Secretariat
New Al-Gilani Road
Quetta, Pakistan
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONImplementing Agency
Government of Balochistan, Quetta
Quetta, Pakistan
Department of Labor and ManpowerImplementing Agency
Govt of Balochistan,Quetta, House no.16
Gulshan-e-Jinnah,I.T.Univ Rd,Jinnah Town
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2004
Fact Finding 15 Feb 2004 to 03 Mar 2004
MRM 27 Apr 2004
Approval 14 Dec 2004
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 13 Dec 2006
Last PDS Update 02 Sep 2011

LoanĀ 2133-PAK

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2004 22 Mar 2005 23 Aug 2005 30 Apr 2011 24 May 2010 30 Jun 2011
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 22.90 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 16.00 14 Dec 2004 4.05 0.00 100%
Counterpart 6.90 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 14 Dec 2004 4.05 0.00 100%

This project data sheet was generated from http://www.adb.org/projects/36654-013/main on 03 September 2015