31317-012: Basic Skills Development

Project Data Sheet (PDS): Details


The acute shortage of trained personnel at all skill levels has continuously been a major impediment to the national development in Bhutan. To overcome this constraint, the country has to rely on expatriate personnel. However, the Government has clearly realized that dependence on expatriates in development is only an expedient solution, whereas developing indigenous human resource to improve the efficiency and productivity of public and private agencies is the long-range development objective. The aim of the proposed TA will be to assist the Government to prepare a Basic Skills Development Project proposal to possible financing by the Bank.

Safeguard Categories

Environment: C
Involuntary Resettlement:
Indigenous Peoples:

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Project Data Sheets (PDS)


Concept Clearance
28 Jul 1997

29 Aug 1999 to 09 Sep 1999

Board Approval
14 Dec 1999