Nepal: Skills for Employment Project (formerly Technical/ICT Education)

Sovereign Project | 36611-012 Status: Closed

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Project Name Skills for Employment Project (formerly Technical/ICT Education)
Project Number 36611-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4012-NEP: Skills for Employment Project (formerly Technical/ICT Education)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
TA 4012-NEP: Skills for Employment Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 120,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity

The main objective of the PPTA is to assist the Government in achieving its goal of poverty reduction. In order to do this, the TA will assist the Government to: (i) improve the quality of its skills development programs through an analysis of the vocational/technical education sub-sector encompassing policy and existing institutional structures and their mandate and performance and a needs assessment; and (ii) based on this analysis, and in consultation with Government, prepare a project feasibility report with costs, components, proposed management structures, monitoring systems and implementation arrangements to support specific interventions that will help meet the Government objectives and policies agreed upon for the sub-sector.

The scope of the TA will extend to vocational and technical education (including ICT)* sub-sector. The TA will conduct an analysis of the vocational and technical education sub-sector. The analysis will take into account the existing capacity within the sub-sector; its strengths and weaknesses; policies pertaining to the sub-sector; participation of women and other disadvantaged groups; geographic dispersion; role of the private sector; and the potential of vocational and technical education to address the skills development needs of the country's youth. The analysis will also include a review of existing labor market studies, if any, and conduct skills demand surveys in areas identified for potential support. The TA will undertake extensive consultations with stakeholders through seminars and workshops. Based upon the review and analysis, and consultations, the TA will make recommendations for policy revisions, if necessary, cost effective strategies and an implementation framework with costs.

*For the purpose of the PPTA, technical education includes ICT.

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
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 ADB will engage all consultants through a firm using the simplified technical procedure in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB.
Procurement There is no major procurement under the PPTA.
Responsible ADB Officer Leah C. Gutierrez
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education & Sports
Mr. C.S. Basnet, Secretary
Keshar Mahal Kathmandu Nepal
Concept Clearance 10 Mar 2002
Fact Finding 23 Sep 2002 to 03 Oct 2002
Approval 04 Dec 2002
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 19 Jan 2007

TA 4012-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Dec 2002 19 Mar 2003 19 Mar 2003 30 Sep 2003 31 Dec 2006 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
520,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 520,000.00 04 Dec 2002 445,057.03
Title Document Type Document Date
Preparing the Skills for Employment Project Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2002

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