Bhutan: Institutional Strengthening for Skills Development

Sovereign Project | 46175-001

Summary

The CDTA will strengthen the institutional capacity of the Government (specifically, MOLHR) so that it is better positioned to plan and implement high quality, relevant TVET throughout the public and private sectors. It will support the Government by (i) strengthening TVET planning; (ii) planning and piloting professional development for TVET staff; and (iii) introducing standards and curriculum in selected new/emerging skills area.

Latest Project Documents

Consulting Notices

See also: CMS

No notices are currently available for this project.

Procurement Notices

See also: Operational Procurement

Procurement Documents

No documents of this type are currently available for this project.


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 Institutional Strengthening for Skills Development
Project Number 46175-001
Country Bhutan
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8712-BHU: Institutional Strengthening for Skills Development
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector Education - Technical and vocational education and training
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The CDTA will strengthen the institutional capacity of the Government (specifically, MOLHR) so that it is better positioned to plan and implement high quality, relevant TVET throughout the public and private sectors. It will support the Government by (i) strengthening TVET planning; (ii) planning and piloting professional development for TVET staff; and (iii) introducing standards and curriculum in selected new/emerging skills area.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Bhutan has fundamental skills development facilities and systems in place, but they are not yet sufficiently relevant to the needs of the emerging labor market, nor are they sufficiently responsive to the needs and aspirations of young people. The current public system is comprised of 13 very small institutes, none of which enroll more than 300 students and most of which offer vocational training in only one industry area. There are an estimated 62 private providers, mostly extremely small, and with varying degrees of sustainability and quality. Formal TVET is characterized as having: (i) low interest from Bhutanese youth in the technical courses which lead to private sector careers; (ii) uneven quality, scope and relevance of current TVET programs; (iii) poor fit between skills developed and actual job opportunities; and (iv) insufficient engagement of private sector in the formal TVET system.
Impact Improved relevance of TVET
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved capacity of MOLHR to guide skills development initiatives
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. TVET blueprint developed

2. Professional development plan for TVET staff piloted

3. Standards, curriculum, and learning materials for priority skills developed

4. Improved delivery of community-run youth services

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues) A social research specialist has completed background work into youth and TVET issues and a TVET expert to draft the Blue Print and lead items 2 and 3 is being recruited. A drug & alcohol rehabilitation consultant has been hired to lead improved delivery of community-run drug and alcohol services. Other experts are currently being recruited.
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design This capacity development technical assistance (CDTA) will assist the Government with the means to plan for a more modern and expanded skills development system, encompassing both public and private providers, so that these challenges can be met.
During Project Implementation This capacity development technical assistance (CDTA) will assist the Government with the means to plan for a more modern and expanded skills development system, encompassing both public and private providers, so that these challenges can be met.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services A total of 69 person-months of consulting inputs will be provided under the TA: 15 person-months of international consultant services and 54 person-months of national consultant services. ADB will engage two individual experts (for 23 person-months) on individual consultant selection basis. ADB will engage an international firm or international nongovernment organization on the basis of quality-based selection with simplified technical proposal to provide project implementation support. The international firm or international nongovernment organization will provide 29 person-months of consulting inputs from October 2014 to June 2016. ADB will also engage a national firm on the basis of consultant's qualifications selection, with simplified technical proposal, to provide research and communication services. The national firm will provide consulting inputs from December 2014 to June 2016. All consultants will be engaged in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All TA-financed goods and equipment will be procured in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). The procured equipment will be handed over to the MOLHR upon TA completion.
Responsible ADB Officer Shanti Jagannathan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Labour and Human ResourcesThongsel Lam, P.O. Box 835
Thimphu
Bhutan
Timetable
Concept Clearance 18 Feb 2014
Fact Finding 29 Jul 2013 to 02 Aug 2013
MRM -
Approval 01 Sep 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Feb 2015

TA 8712-BHU

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Sep 2014 30 Sep 2014 30 Sep 2014 31 Aug 2016 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 750,000.00 125,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 875,000.00 01 Sep 2014 71,637.65
Title Document Type Document Date
Institutional Strengthening for Skills Development Technical Assistance Reports Sep 2014

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.