Maldives: Employment Skills Training (formerly Postsecondary Education and Skills Development)

Sovereign Project | 33217-013 Status: Closed

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students educated and trained under improved quality assurance systems



teachers trained with quality or competency standards

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Project Name Employment Skills Training (formerly Postsecondary Education and Skills Development)
Project Number 33217-013
Country Maldives
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 2028-MLD: Employment Skills Training (formerly Postsecondary Education and Skills Development)
Asian Development Fund US$ 6.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming

Increase the labor force participation and employment rates of the Maldivian youth by increasing access to employment-oriented training.

The Project will have three components: (i) increasing access to quality employment-oriented skills training; (ii) social marketing, and improving career guidance and awareness of employment opportunities; and (iii) strengthening the capacity of Ministry of Human Resources, Employment and Labor (MHREL).

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy


The Project supports Maldives' development strategy and is included in ADB's Country Strategy and Program.

Impact Increase the number of Maldivians, men and women, actively participating in the labor force and employed
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Provide more employment-oriented skills training in various occupations and improve the capacity to develop and deliver competency-based skills training (CBST)
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Increase access to employment-oriented skills training.

Develop CBST programs

Increase access to CBST programs.

Career Guidance, Employment Information, and Social Marketing

Employment information dissemination in Male and in the regions.

Social marketing for employment and career awareness.

Capacity strengthening of Ministry of Human Resources, Employment and Labor (MHREL)

Capacity strengthening for labor market and policy analysis

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Training in the Project will be delivered in three geographic regions, namely, Male island and adjacent atolls, the Northern Development Region, and the Southern Development Region.
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

Consultant requirements: 1) Individual: Labor administration specialist (international); 2)Firm: (a) international - (i) Project technical adviser, (ii) Benefit monitoring and evaluation specialist; (iii) HRD employment training specialist; (iv) instructional materials development specialist; (v) Skills training financing specialist; (vi) Career guidance, social marketing adviser; (vii) Labor economist;

(b) domestic - (i) Project technical adviser; (ii) training curriculum adviser; (iii) Career guidance, social marketing adviser; (iv) LMIS programmer analyst; (v) Gender in training and employment adviser; (vi) HRD training specialist; (vii) Training management information systems programmer analyst.

Procurement To be determined
Responsible ADB Officer Gi Soon Song
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
Hamdhy Ageel
Male', Maldives
Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2000
Fact Finding 02 Jun 2003 to 19 Jun 2003
MRM 25 Jul 2003
Approval 02 Dec 2003
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 02 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 30 Apr 2009

Loan 2028-MLD

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Dec 2003 07 May 2004 06 Aug 2004 31 Mar 2009 30 Jun 2010 29 Feb 2012
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 6.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 6.00 02 Dec 2003 3.87 0.00 99%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 02 Dec 2003 3.92 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory
Title Document Type Document Date
Employment Skills Training Project Project/Program Completion Reports Jun 2012
Institutional Support to the Department of Forestry TA Completion Reports Dec 2003
Employment Skills Training Project Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2003

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

None currently available.

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation
Title Document Type Document Date
Maldives: Employment Skills Training Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Feb 2015

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