Sri Lanka: Skills Development

Sovereign Project | 31283-013 Status: Approved

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Title Date
Skills Development Project Jan 2008

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Project Name Skills Development
Project Number 31283-013
Country Sri Lanka
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description The Project's main objective is to improve the quality and relevance of skills training programs aimed at building a high quality workforce to address the issues of skills mismatch and unemployment among rural and urban youth. The Project aims to restructure and reorient the vocational training (VT) system through introduction of competency-based training to ensure a closer partnership between VT institutions and the private sector.
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 Sri Lanka and training centers nation wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
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 The Ministry of Vocational Training and Rural Industries has engaged an international consulting firm and domestic consultants. Eight international consultants (89-person-months) and six domestic consultants (105 person-months) were recruited. The consultants were recruited in accordance with Nordic Development Fund approved procedures.
Procurement Supply of goods and services, including furniture and instructional materials will be procured in accordance with Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. The civil works contract for the construction of the new VT Complex was awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding procedures. The remaining civil works are expected to be small and scattered throughout the country and will be awarded on the basis of local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to the Bank.
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Tertiary Education and Training
*Mr. Tilak Hapangama
18, Ward Place, Colombo 7
Sri Lanka
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding 15 Apr 1999 to 29 Apr 1999
MRM 10 Jun 1999
Approval 28 Oct 1999
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 06 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 30 Jun 2008
Title Document Type Document Date
Skills Development Project Project/Program Completion Reports Jan 2008

Safeguard Documents

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Evaluation Documents

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Title Document Type Document Date
Sri Lanka: Skills Development Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Aug 2008

Related Publications

Title Document Type Document Date
Developing Skills for Sri Lanka's Labor Market Papers and Briefs Oct 2009

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