Kyrgyz Republic: Second Vocational Education and Skills Development Project

Sovereign Project | 38298-023 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping the Kyrgyz Republic improve its technical and vocational education and training system. The project will update training methods, improve the learning environment, and strengthen the management of the program. An innovative skills development fund will provide employable skills to target geographic areas or groups, such as out-of-school youth, ethnic minorities, and the disabled. 

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Project Name Second Vocational Education and Skills Development Project
Project Number 38298-023
Country Kyrgyz Republic
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0307-KGZ: Second Vocational Education Skills and Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Loan 2902-KGZ: Second Vocational Education Skills and Development Project
Asian Development Fund US$ 10.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome 41 Primary vocational education and training schools (PVSs) and 18 Secondary vocational education and training schools (SVSs) were selected on a competitive basis to be rehabilitated and receive training and IT equipment for workshops and classrooms, and furniture for its dormitories . Out of the 41 PVETs, 18 have been rehabilitated (under the first phase). A tracer study methodology is developed in cooperation with ETF, questionnaires and training materials have been developed, and the 18 PVETs have been trained to conduct the surveys. The surveys are used among all PVSs and SVSs and a training program for training of trainers is developed. The Skills Development Fund (SDF) operations manual and charter has been developed and an implementation mechanism was approved. Key international experts commenced their field work on competency based training and assessment, professional requirements, occupational standards, and sector councils.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) Work on improving sector councils is ongoing. Career guidance and social marketing materials have been developed and are being implemented. Capacity building programs for the EA are being delivered. The rationalization study of the primary TVET system was completed, and an additional review of the secondary TVET will be undertaken to develop a more comprehensive strategy. Civil works have commenced in Quarter 2 2015. Contract for furniture has been awarded. Preparation for procurement of computer equipment is ongoing. Training of school advisory boards is underway. A midterm review mission has been undertaken in April 2015, and a review mission was conducted in November 2015.
Geographical Location Support to vocational schools will be provided on competitive basis, and 70% of the support to primary vocational schools will go to areas outside Bishkek and Osh

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The Project will carry out minor rehabilitation and repairs of existing school buildings and facilities; there will be no land acquisition required, and no negative environmental or resettlement impact. Some school rehabilitation works will include improved water supply and sanitation and sewage systems, which will promote good health and have a positive environmental impact.
Involuntary Resettlement No land acquisition is required and there will be no negative environmental or residential impacts, as the project will carry out only minor repairs to and rehabilitation of existing school buildings and facilities.
Indigenous Peoples No impacts are expected for ethnic minorities.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A consultation workshop was organized with key stakeholders in the TVET system, i.e., government, employer representatives, and development partners. Additional meetings were held separately with (i) government agencies - Agency for Vocational Education; Ministry of Youth, Labor, and Employment; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Education and Science; (ii) employer organizations - Association for Light Industry, Cooks' Guild, agriculture and mining; and (iii) development partners - United States Agency for International Development, European Union delegation, Germany's Gesellschaft Zusammenarbeit - Internationale Zusammenarbeit and nongovernment organizations such as Helvetas and Forum for Education Initiatives.
During Project Implementation The participation of employers in TVET will be institutionalized through the establishment of mechanisms where the employers can participate in policy formulation nationally (through the National Professional Skills Development Council and sector councils), on operational matters in the schools (through school advisory board), and in project-specific activities (for instance, through MOUs with particular schools)

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services Helvetas (consulting firm) is still implementing the project with the EA. International and national consultants have been hired. A few more individual consultants are expected to be hired in the second quarter of 2016 including experts on Skills Development Fund (SDF.)
Procurement

Workshops, computer classes and dormitories of the 18 PVSs (under the first phase) have been rehabilitated. Furniture have been delivered.

Rehabilitation of workshops, computer classes and dormitories of 23 PVSs and 18 SVSs, under the second phase, is on-going. The schools will also be supplied with furniture.

PVSs and SVSs will also be provided with training and ICT equipment. Procurement of which is on-going.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Fabian Patrick Mayr
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division CWSS
Executing Agencies
Agency for Vocational Education
PIUVESD@JET.KG
22a Manas Avenue, Bishkek 720031
Kyrgyz Republic

Timetable

Concept Clearance 11 Jul 2012
Fact Finding 16 Jul 2012 to 19 Jul 2012
MRM 31 Jul 2012
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2016

Grant 0307-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2012 20 Dec 2012 01 Jul 2013 31 Mar 2018 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 13.50 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 28 Sep 2012 4.28 0.00 43%
Counterpart 3.50 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Sep 2012 2.96 0.00 30%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

Loan 2902-KGZ

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Sep 2012 20 Dec 2012 01 Jul 2013 31 Mar 2018 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 10.00 28 Sep 2012 1.29 0.00 14%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Sep 2012 0.57 0.00 6%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - - - - - Satisfactory

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