India: Supporting Human Capital Development in Meghalaya

Sovereign Project | 46166-001 Status: Active


ADB is helping improve secondary education and vocational training in Meghalaya, a predominantly tribal state in India, so graduates are better equipped to find high-quality jobs. The project will upgrade teaching and learning in government-aided secondary and higher secondary schools, improve technical and vocational education and training, and raise awareness about the importance of education.

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Project Name Supporting Human Capital Development in Meghalaya
Project Number 46166-001
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3033-IND: Supporting Human Capital Development in Meghalaya
Ordinary capital resources US$ 100.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Secondary - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome Civil works contracts for 67 schools buildings under 4 packages have been awarded till date. Civil work contracts for about 7 schools have been re-bid. Majority of Civil Work contracts under the project would be awarded in 2016. Consultancy contracts for Teacher Training Provider, Skill Training Provider, etc are proposed to be awarded in 2016.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

Output 1 - Award of civil work contracts for 117 schools and 6 Teacher Training Centers is expected to be completed in 2016. Digital class rooms being identified in 25 schools. Increase in enrolment would be measured during later part of project implementation.

Output 2 - Skills Challenge Fund (SCF) is operational. Skill Training Provider is expected to be recruited in 2016. Contracts for upgradation of ITIs and equipment procurement are expected to be awarded in 2016.

Output 3 - NGO is conducting awareness campaigns for women and other stakeholders

Output 4 - Activities are ongoing

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects While the project will not fund any large new construction or result in land acquisition, it is initially categorized as B in terms of environment. This will be revised as appropriate based on further due diligence.
Involuntary Resettlement Since there will be no land acquisition or resettlement, the project is categorized as C for involuntary resettlement.
Indigenous Peoples As Meghalaya is predominantly tribal, meaningful consultation will be undertaken with tribal representatives to incorporate their concerns and needs into the design of project components, and create a sense of ownership. While the project will not have any negative impact on the tribals, the consultations are essential to ensure that they benefit appropriately from t he positive impact of the project. The project is categorized as B for Indigenous Peoples.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation School Management Comittees have been constituted for initial lot of 30 schools and MOUs signed. Periodical interactions are taking place.

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1. Country/Borrower: Government of India

2. Title of proposed project: Supporting Human Capital Development in Meghalaya

3. Name and address of the Executing Agency:

Department of Finance, Government of Meghalaya

(i) Ms. Rebecca Suchiang

Additional Project Director and Principal Secretary

Department of Finance

Government of Meghalaya

(ii) Mrs. D. T. Kharshiing

Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya,

Finance (Economic Affairs) Department

Room No. 517, Main Secretariat Building

Shillong - 793001, Meghalaya, India


Fax: +91-0364-2227708

Email: /

4. Brief description of project: The Supporting Human Capital Development in Meghalaya Project will enhance the employability of Meghalaya's youth (aged 16 to 35 years) by improving the quality and delivery of its secondary (SS) and higher secondary (HS) education, and technical and vocational skill development programs. This will be done by supporting the following four outputs: (i) Improved teaching and learning in government-aided secondary and higher secondary (SS and HS) schools; (ii) Increased capacity and responsiveness of technical and vocational education and training; (iii) Increased Awareness and Participation; and (iv) Improved Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation.

5. Brief description of goods and related services, works, or consulting services to be procured and related justification for advance action):

(i) civil construction of schools buildings and teacher training centers (4 packages) through national competitive bidding;

(ii) training equipment for skill development through international competitive bidding (ICB);

(iii) computers and tables through ICB;

(iv) design and supervision international/national consultants through quality-cost-based-selection (QCBS);

(v) project management international/national consultants through QCBS;

(vi) NGO (national) for undertaking awareness building and mobilization through QCBS;

(vii) institute for undertaking M&E and skill-gap analysis international/national consultants through QCBS;

(viii) four individual national consultants through Individual Consultant Selection;

(ix) skill training providers (10 packages) from international/national consultants through QCBS;

(x) teacher training providers (1 package) from international/national consultants through QCBS;

(xi) teacher training providers (2 packages) from national consultants through single source selection;

(xii) Technical Support for Restructuring and Upgradation of ITIs in Meghalaya;

(xiii) furniture through national competitive bidding (NCB);

(xiv) MIS systems and ICT equipment through NCB;

(xv) laboratory equipment and library books through NCB; and

(xvi) Vehicles through NCB.

6. All works, equipment, and goods to be financed from the ADB loan will be carried out in accordance with the latest version of ADB's Guidelines for Procurement and services in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and its Borrowers.

7. Date advance action approved: 15 January 2013.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Vikram Annamraju
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Finance Department-Government of Meghalaya
Secretariat Building, Shillong 793001


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Mar 2016

Loan 3033-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Sep 2013 23 Jan 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2019 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 100.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 100.00 27 Sep 2013 34.21 0.00 34%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 27 Sep 2013 9.72 0.00 10%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory - Satisfactory

TA 8468-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
27 Sep 2013 24 Jan 2014 24 Jan 2014 31 Jan 2016 31 May 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 27 Sep 2013 992,470.63

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.

Title Document Type Document Date
Supporting Human Capital Development in Meghalaya Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Feb 2013
Supporting Human Capital Development in Meghalaya: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Feb 2013
Supporting Human Capital Development in Meghalaya Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Jan 2013

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