China, People's Republic of: Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Development of Priority Sectors in Shaanxi Province

Sovereign Project | 45069-001 Status: Closed


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Project Name Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Development of Priority Sectors in Shaanxi Province
Project Number 45069-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8092-PRC: Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Development of Priority Sectors in Shaanxi Province
Technical Assistance Special Fund 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 No gender elements
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome -Comprehensive analysis and recommendations produced and discussed with Shaanxi Provincial Government; and presented at a workshop organized in collaboration with Ministry of Education.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

-Recommendations developed and discussed with Shaanxi Provincial Government.

-Competency-based curricula for one major in each of the four priority sectors developed.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation The Shaanxi Department of Finance (SDOF) will be the executing agency for the TA, and will be responsible for the overall execution and coordination of TA activities. SDOF has rich experience in implementing international projects including ADB's loans and TAs. The Shaanxi Department of Education (SDOE) will be the implementing agency. Under the guidance of SDOF, SDOE will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of TA implementation. SDOE will work closely with consultants to ensure that TA policy recommendations will be feasible in the development context of Shaanxi Province. Under the supervision and guidance of SDOE, the project implementation office will be established at the Provincial Institute of Education Science, which will provide assistance in implementing TA activities. In addition, SPG will establish an inter-agency project steering committee to provide overall guidance and support to TA implementation. The steering committee will be chaired by a deputy governor of Shaanxi Province. Committee members include SDOF, SDOE, Shaanxi Development and Reform Commission, Shaanxi Department of Human Resources and Social Security, Shaanxi Department of Agriculture, and Shaanxi Commission for Industry and Information Technology.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services The technical assistance (TA) will require the services of eight consultants for a total of 35 person-months, consisting of one international consultant for 4 person-months and seven national consultants for 31 person-months, over a period of 12 months during TA implementation. The consultants will perform their tasks in close consultation with the executing, Shaanxi Department of Finance; and the implementing agency, Shaanxi Department of Education, and other responsible provincial and local government departments and agencies to ensure full acceptance of the TA outcome. All consultants should be familiar with Shaanxi Province, including its socioeconomic context. Work experience in the province is preferable. The consulting team will arrange all the necessary translations needed for the TA activities. Key deliverables are (i) inception report, (ii) field survey design and its tools, (iii) midterm review report, (iv) draft final technical report and a policy note, and (v) final technical report and a policy note. The consultants will deliver the TA's outputs and deliverables effectively and on time, and will organize and carry out all TA activities. Consultants will have expertise in (i) vocational education groups; (ii) TVET curriculum development; (iii) agriculture, energy, manufacturing, and service sectors economy; and (iv) labor-related statistics and labor market analysis. National consultants should have the relevant educational background, preferably a graduate degree, and at least 5 years of work experience in their field. The international consultant should have relevant educational qualifications, preferably a graduate degree, and at least 7 years of work experience in his/her field.
Procurement Procurement actions will be followed with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2010 as amended from time to time).

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Asako Maruyama
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Shaanxi Department of Finance
No. 6 Bingjiao Lane, Xi'an


Concept Clearance 02 Mar 2012
Fact Finding 11 Apr 2011 to 15 Apr 2011
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 28 Mar 2014

TA 8092-PRC

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
20 Jun 2012 18 Jul 2012 18 Jul 2012 31 Aug 2013 24 Feb 2014 -
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 20 Jun 2012 483,937.99

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