Nepal: Skills Development Project

Sovereign Project | 38176-012 Status: Closed


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Title Date
Skills Development Project Nov 2012

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Project Name Skills Development Project
Project Number 38176-012
Country Nepal
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7992-NEP: Skills Development Project
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
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 A project preparatory technical assistance financed by Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction will assist the Government and ADB to consult with stakeholders including the government, private sector (employers), public and private training providers, teachers and potential beneficiaries to ensure market-oriented and inclusive training programs. A consultation and participation plan will be prepared, too.
During Project Implementation The consultation and participation plan as well as other safeguards documents (plan or framework following ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement) will be developed to guide the stakeholder participation and consultation during the project implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The PPTA will be implemented over a period of 6 months from the fielding of consultants, which is anticipated in March 2012. ADB will recruit a team of consultants through a firm using simplified technical proposal for the quality- and cost-based selection method (quality-cost ratio of 80:20) as well as on an individual basis in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). The TA will provide 12 person-months of international (2 person-months on individual basis) and 27 person-months of national (3 person-months on individual basis) consulting services in TEVT policy and planning, management and institutional arrangements, TEVT industry relations, value chain and labor market analysis, TEVT financing, fiduciary risk assessment, financial management, procurement, environment, gender and social development, etc. A pool of consultants is included to exercise flexibility to expedite the process, to meet the Government's requirements, and to ensure quality assurance given the need to deploy high quality consultants. The sector specialist, to assist with developing the project proposal for output 2: Demand-oriented skills development from basic to high academic level - targeted at improving the value chain in one or more selected economic sectors will be recruited with the pool consultant budget.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education
Sano Thimi
Kathmandu, Nepal


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 27 Feb 2012

TA 7992-NEP

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
09 Dec 2011 01 Feb 2012 01 Feb 2012 30 Sep 2012 25 Sep 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 09 Dec 2011 471,200.41
Title Document Type Document Date
Skills Development Project Technical Assistance Reports Nov 2012

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