42278-023: Second Technical and Vocational Education Development | Asian Development Bank

Lao People's Democratic Republic: Second Technical and Vocational Education Development

Sovereign (Public) Project | 42278-023 Status: Closed

The PPTA will assist the government to prepare a project eligible for ADB financing in line with government policy and strategies and ADB requirements in terms of technical, financial, economic, institutional, sector policy, and safeguard dimensions, and to provide capacity development and other support to ensure a rapid start-up of the implementation. The PPTA design will support the Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) to establish a format for the school development plans (SDP) to be prepared by school management in close collaboration with companies or community members, and procedures for the stipend scheme to support students from low income families. Given the range of interventions proposed, the project will also require considerable consultation with MOES and stakeholder groups such as employers, business associations, and communities to ensure that investments will be in line with the current and future demand for technical and vocational skills.

Project Details

Project Officer
Kubitzki, Wolfgang G. Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Second Technical and Vocational Education Development
Project Number 42278-023
Country Lao People's Democratic Republic
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8964-LAO: Second Technical and Vocational Education Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The PPTA will assist the government to prepare a project eligible for ADB financing in line with government policy and strategies and ADB requirements in terms of technical, financial, economic, institutional, sector policy, and safeguard dimensions, and to provide capacity development and other support to ensure a rapid start-up of the implementation. The PPTA design will support the Ministry of Education and Sports (MOES) to establish a format for the school development plans (SDP) to be prepared by school management in close collaboration with companies or community members, and procedures for the stipend scheme to support students from low income families. Given the range of interventions proposed, the project will also require considerable consultation with MOES and stakeholder groups such as employers, business associations, and communities to ensure that investments will be in line with the current and future demand for technical and vocational skills. Lessons learned from the ongoing technical and vocational education and training (TVET) project will inform the design work and implementation arrangements.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The PPTA will prepare for the ensuing loan project by (i) assessing and documenting progress made and lessons learned under the current ADB-financed TVET project; (ii) preparing an assessment of the TVET sector in the context of the new TVET Master Development Plan 2016-2020 and benchmarking against Greater Mekong Subregion countries; (iii) providing an overview of TVET financing and assessing the financing gap towards achieving the targets of the new TVET Master Development Plan 2016-2020, (iv) assessing gender issues in TVET; (v) supporting the ADB-team in formulation of the project design, and preparing the project administration manual; (vi) assessing the current student voucher system used under the ongoing ADB-financed TVET project and formulate procedures for a stipend system for students from low income families; (vii) developing a format for the SDPs; (viii) identifying collaboration areas with other development partners; (ix) assessing the feasibility of using PPPs for the finance and delivery of TVET services; (xiii) reviewing safeguards assessments for environment, indigenous peoples, and involuntary resettlement prepared for infrastructure development under the project; (ix) establishing baseline data for the design and monitoring framework; (x) conducting due diligence including analysis of governance and procurement capacity dimensions.

The eighth socio-economic development plan 2016-2020 and the Education for All (EFA) Action Plan all emphasize the central role of education and human resource development for poverty reduction. The 7th NSEDP aims to support sustainable economic growth, reduce poverty and inequality and significantly scale up human capital. The Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2012 2016 is closely aligned with national priorities, and includes education as a core area. The CPS includes a focus on quality higher education and TVET that meet the needs of small and medium enterprises. ADB has also actively worked with the government and development partners to develop and implement the Education Sector Development Plan 2010 2015, which the proposed project will directly support. The proposed project is consistent with the strategic directions outlined in ADB's Strategy 2020 and Midterm update and would contribute to poverty reduction directly by promoting equitable access to, and improved quality of TVET, which will support inclusive economic growth through the upgrading of human capital.

Impact
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 All stakeholders have been consulted throughout project design. Workshops with school managements and teachers have been conducted in Vientiane. The project preparatory team also conducted school visits. Development partners in particular GIZ, KfW, and the development agencies of Switzerland and Luxembourg were also consulted to ensure harmonized coordination of development efforts.
During Project Implementation Given the range of interventions proposed, the project required considerable consultation with MOES and stakeholder groups such as employers, business associations, and communities to ensure that investments will be in line with the current and future demand for technical and vocational skills.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will mobilize 9.5 person-months (pm) of international consultant inputs, and 22 pm of national consultant inputs, who will work closely with the ADB processing team. ADB will engage these consultants as individuals, in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). To augment the inputs by the individual consultants, ADB may mobilize additional resource persons as needed, in accordance with ADB procedures. Proceeds of the PPTA will be disbursed in accordance with the Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010 as amended from time to time). Workshops, training and surveys will be managed by the consultants.
Responsible ADB Officer Kubitzki, Wolfgang G.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education and Sports
Lane Xang Avenue
Vientiane
Lao People's Democratic Republic
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 25 Sep 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Mar 2017

TA 8964-LAO

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 Sep 2015 22 Dec 2015 22 Dec 2015 30 Apr 2016 30 Apr 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 25 Sep 2015 174,281.99

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