Bangladesh: Skills for Employment

Sovereign Project | 42466-012

Summary

The Project aims to improve quality and relevance of technical education and vocational training (TVET), to increase equity in access to TVET considering market demand, and to enhance employability of the working age population 15 years and over.

Latest Project Documents

Title Document Date
Skills for Employment Dec 2011

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program. Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.

Project Name Skills for Employment
Project Number 42466-012
Country Bangladesh
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7989-BAN: Skills for Employment
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 700,000.00
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
Description The Project aims to improve quality and relevance of technical education and vocational training (TVET), to increase equity in access to TVET considering market demand, and to enhance employability of the working age population 15 years and over.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The proposed SEIP is aligned with the Bangladesh Country Partnership Strategy for 2012-2016 which identifies the low competitiveness of firms as a key constraint to growth particularly the low skills and low productivity of the workforce. It is also aligned with the Perspective Plan and the Sixth Five-Year Plan both of which emphasize the need to develop a workforce equipped with contemporary technical skills and knowledge through advanced vocational training, with a mechanism to encourage collaboration between training institutes and industry will be established to optimize the utilization of available human resources.

The proposed project is included as an MFF in ADB Country Operations Business Plan 2014-2016 and addresses pillar three in the Country Partnership Strategy 2012-2016 to improve human resources through skills development. The project is consistent with ADB's Education Strategies '2008 Education and Skills--Strategies for Accelerated Development in Asia and the Pacific', and 'Strategy 2020: The Long-Term Strategic Framework of the Asian Development Bank 2008-2020'. Project activities also adopt the findings from the ADB 'Focus on Education: Good Practice Guide for TVET' 2010. The project builds upon previous ADB assistance and incorporates lessons learned from experience.

Impact tbd
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome tbd
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs tbd
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

Workshops with key stakeholders, including the private sector to ensure focus on employability, will be conducted. In

certain areas strong community involvement is expected to identify employment opportunities and to learn from

community based approaches.

During Project Implementation tbd
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services tbd
Responsible ADB Officer Brajesh Panth
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Finance Division, MOF (EA)Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka-1000
Bangladesh
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 14 Dec 2011
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 14 Oct 2013

TA 7989-BAN

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
14 Dec 2011 19 Jun 2012 19 Jun 2012 31 Jan 2013 30 Apr 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 700,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 700,000.00 14 Dec 2011 693,163.09
Title Document Type Document Date
Skills for Employment Concept Papers Dec 2011

Safeguard Documents

See also: Safeguards

No documents found.

Evaluation Documents

See also: Independent Evaluation

No documents found.


The Public Communications Policy (PCP) establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced in its operations to facilitate stakeholder participation in ADB's decision-making. For more information, refer to the Safeguard Policy Statement, Operations Manual F1, and Operations Manual L3.

Requests for information may also be directed to the InfoUnit.