Mongolia: Skills for Employment Project

Sovereign Project | 45010-002 Status: Active


The Asian Development Bank is working with Mongolia to promote jobs through an overhaul of the country’s technical and vocational education and training system. The project focuses on three areas—agriculture, construction, and road and transportation. It will supporting partnerships with private companies to ensure that skills training leads to good jobs, and is upgrading equipment and facilities for at least 20 training centers.

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Project Name Skills for Employment Project
Project Number 45010-002
Country Mongolia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3243-MON: Skills for Employment
Asian Development Fund US$ 25.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Secondary - 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 Progress will be assessed during the mid-term review mission planned for 2017.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) The selection of TVET providers is ongoing. A consulting firm for CBT&A development and the other for TVET management and teacher training are being recruited. Individual consultants have been engaged for senior secondary education reform and career guidance. An effective project management system has already been established.
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is classified category C for the environment. The project involves minor civil works, limited to the rehabilitation of existing buildings under outputs 1 and 2. A simplified environmental assessment and review framework was prepared, defining eligibility criteria for civil works, as well as environment management, supervision, and reporting responsibilities of selected TVET providers and contractors during minor civil works to avoid negative impacts on the environment, and health and safety.
Involuntary Resettlement The project is classified as category C for involuntary resettlement. The project involves minor civil works that will be carried out on existing government land and no land acquisition and resettlement impacts are anticipated.
Indigenous Peoples The project is classified as category C for indigenous peoples. The assessment determined that indigenous peoples will not be negatively impacted.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design During PPTA consultations with key stakeholders such as central government agencies, employers, industry and professional associations, teachers, students, and job teachers have been conducted and results of the consultations have been incorporated into the project design.
During Project Implementation A communication specialist has been engaged to prepare communication strategies and plans which will be supported under the project.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited according to ADB''s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants. The terms of reference for all consulting services are detailed in the PAM. One consulting firm (CBT&A development) for estimated 38 person-months (international, 8 person-months, national, 30 person-months) of consulting services will be engaged through the QCBS using the quality and cost ratio of 90:10 and the simplified technical proposal procedures. The 90:10 ratio can be justified on the grounds that the assignments are highly complex and a greater priority for quality is required. Two consulting firms (TVET management and technical and vocational skills training, TVET facilities upgrading) for estimated 57 person-months (international, 4 person-months; national, 53 person-months) of consulting services will be engaged through the CQS. The use of CQS can be justified on the grounds that (i) highly specialized expertise is required; (ii) recruitment time is critical and the assignment is short-term; (iii) few consultants are qualified; and (iv) preparing and evaluating competitive proposals is unjustified. In addition, 4 international consultants (12 person-months) and 10 national consultants (43 person-months) will be recruited through the ICS to provide expertise in public communication, gender, equipment, career guidance, senior secondary education, various technology subjects, project management and M&E. The following justifies the use of the ICS: (i) collective responsibility is not a requirement; additional outside (home office) professional support is not required; and (iii) individual experience and qualifications are the main requirements.

All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines. International competitive bidding (ICB) will be applied to goods contracts estimated to cost $500,000 and more, and works contracts estimated to cost $1 million and more. Goods contracts worth less than $500,000 and works contracts worth less than $1 million will follow national competitive bidding (NCB). Shopping will be used for contracts for works and goods valued less than $100,000. NCB procurement will be carried out in accordance with the Mongolia Procurement Law, subject to modifications agreed with ADB. Before the start of any procurement ADB and the Government will review the public procurement laws of the Government to ensure consistency with ADB''s Procurement Guidelines.

All procurement under the project will be carried out by the MOL and the MEDS and coordinated by the PIU.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Asako Maruyama
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Labor
Government Building #9, Peace Avenue- 16,
Bayanzurkh District, Ulaanbaatar City


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 3243-MON

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
16 Dec 2014 08 Apr 2015 02 Oct 2015 30 Nov 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 28.59 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 25.00 16 Dec 2014 0.57 0.00 2%
Counterpart 3.59 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 16 Dec 2014 0.60 0.00 3%
Title Document Type Document Date
Skills for Employment Project: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Nov 2015
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Skills for Employment Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Apr 2015
Skills for Employment Project: Project Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Nov 2014
Skills for Employment Project: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Nov 2014
Skills for Employment Project: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Nov 2014
Reforms in Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Mongolia Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2012
Skills for Employment Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Dec 2012

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

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Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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