China, People's Republic of: Hunan Technical and Vocational Education and Training Demonstration Project

Sovereign Project | 45511-006 Status: Active

Summary

ADB is helping 13 public technical and vocational schools in Hunan province in the People's Republic of China develop training programs that meet the demands of the labor market. The project will improve the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system, upgrade facilities and learning environments, strengthen industry involvement in TVET, and provide project management support.

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Consulting Notices See also: CMS

Title Deadline
TVET Training Expert - Pedagogy 29 Jul 2016
TVET Training Expert - CBC 29 Jul 2016

Procurement Notices See also: Operational Procurement

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Procurement Documents


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Project Name Hunan Technical and Vocational Education and Training Demonstration Project
Project Number 45511-006
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3010-PRC: Hunan Technical and Vocational Education and Training Demonstration Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 50.00 million
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 Effective gender mainstreaming
Description
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome

Since the Project effectiveness in November 2013, the implementation progress was slow which was caused by significant delays in the start-up activities. Though PMO has been fully staffed and operational since 2014, the Project has been experiencing major delays in procurement of works and goods and consulting services. As of 1 March 2016, nearly 32 months (45%) of implementation period have elapsed but the cumulative contract awards are about $7.8 million (15.6%) while cumulative disbursements are $5.0 million (10%) which represents the initial payment to the project's imprest account. As of 1 March 2016, the physical progress on project components of civil works, goods and capacity building (36%, 23% and 22% respectively) are beyond the original schedule representing substantial delays in contract awards and disbursements: out of total 33 civil works and goods contracts, only 7 were awarded and 2 more are awaiting for the signed documents from the EA; out of 10 consulting contracts - 3 have been awarded, 3 not yet advertised, and remaining 4 are at various stages of selection.

Inception mission was fielded on 9-10 January 2014 and review mission on 16-19 September 2014 and 2-7 March 2016. The next review mission will be fielded by June/July 2016.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

1. TVET review committee established.

2. As of 31 March 2016, two civil works contracts (HN-GY-C01 and HN-ZX-C01)

and seven goods contracts (HN-WL-E03, HN-TD-E02, HN-TD-E01, HN-XD-E01, and HN-ZJ-E01, HN-WL-E02 and HN-QC-E02) were awarded.

3. Hunan Education Department has established the TVET Leaders Group and has already been conducting regular meetings to (a) share progress on implementation of their 5-year plans and activities, (b) discuss capacity building initiatives and activities, and share resources, (c) share challenges being faced in implementing curriculum and teacher training programs, and (d) identify strategies for enhancing quality technical support and partnerships with industry.

4. Project management support fully established. Consulting firms for Project Management Support and Labor Market Information System as well as Individual Labor Market Specialist were already contracted. Consultant recruitment ongoing for TVET Capacity Building expected to be awarded within 2016.

Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects The project is classified category B for environment. An initial environment examination (IEE) including environmental management plan (EMP) was prepared and was disclosed on the ADB website on 12 February 2013. The IEE complies with ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement (2009). The IEE concludes that the project's anticipated environmental impacts can be mitigated through the implementation of the EMP. During the construction of new buildings and facilities on existing school campuses, some environmental impacts are anticipated including noise, fugitive dust, solid wastes, and risks to community and occupational health and safety. Overall, construction-related impacts are localized, short-term, and can be effectively mitigated through the application of good construction practices and the implementation of construction phase community and occupational health and safety plans. During operation, no major environmental impacts are anticipated. The EMP defines mitigation measures, monitoring requirements, and institutional responsibilities to ensure proper environmental management throughout the project construction and operation. Environmental management is supported by loan covenants, and capacity development and institutional strengthening activities under the project. The PMO will establish a grievance redress mechanism and handle any dispute arising from noncompliance with the EMP.
Involuntary Resettlement The involuntary resettlement category is C. The project activities will neither require land acquisition nor resettlement. Resettlement due diligence was conducted, which confirmed that there are no legacy issues from the time the campuses were established.
Indigenous Peoples The indigenous peoples' category is C. No project activities will adversely affect indigenous people. The poverty and social assessment determined that ethnic minority students are well integrated into all the project TVET institutions. Increased quality of TVET as a result of the project will benefit all students, including ethnic minorities.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design A poverty and social analysis, socioeconomic survey, stakeholder workshops, focus group discussions, and informant interviews were conducted during the PPTA.
During Project Implementation Project implementation involves multiple government agencies at the provincial, municipal and county level, as well as the 13 project TVET institutions who will be the main implementation agencies. ADB will be responsible for administering the ADB-financed components of the project and jointly with the Hunan Provincial Government/Hunan Education Department to supervise project implementation.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services All consultants will be recruited according to ADB''s Guidelines on the Use of Consultants.
Procurement All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with the Asian Development Bank''s (ADB) Procurement Guidelines.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Zulfia Karimova
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Hunan Provincial Government
LIKUANGYUN@TSINGHUA.ORG.CN
418 North Shaoshan Road
Shangsha City, Hunan Province
People's Republic of China

Timetable

Concept Clearance 09 Dec 2011
Fact Finding 07 Jan 2013 to 16 Jan 2013
MRM 28 Feb 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Mar 2016

Loan 3010-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
28 Jun 2013 16 Sep 2013 12 Nov 2013 30 Jun 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 105.84 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 50.00 28 Jun 2013 12.03 0.00 24%
Counterpart 55.84 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 28 Jun 2013 10.22 0.00 20%

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.

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

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