Nepal: Supporting Education and Skills Development

Sovereign Project | 46433-001

Summary

The TA is proposed to support MOE and its agencies in (i) enhancing their capacity in policy formulation, coordination and monitoring of policy implementation led by the Education Policy Committee (EPC) and (ii) implementing the capacity development plan, especially for local and regional level service providers. These will contribute not only to the completion of current SSRP (extended till FY2015) but also to post-2015 education program formulation. In TVET, the TA will support (i) the TVET Sector Development Unit (TSDU) under EPC/MOE in improving sector coordination and (ii) the Research and Planning Division of CTEVT in skills gap analysis and skills forecasting.

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Supporting Education and Skills Development Dec 2013

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Project Name Supporting Education and Skills Development
Project Number 46433-001
Country Nepal
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8521-NEP: Supporting Education and Skills Development
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Education - Education sector development - Technical and vocational education and training
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The TA is proposed to support MOE and its agencies in (i) enhancing their capacity in policy formulation, coordination and monitoring of policy implementation led by the Education Policy Committee (EPC) and (ii) implementing the capacity development plan, especially for local and regional level service providers. These will contribute not only to the completion of current SSRP (extended till FY2015) but also to post-2015 education program formulation. In TVET, the TA will support (i) the TVET Sector Development Unit (TSDU) under EPC/MOE in improving sector coordination and (ii) the Research and Planning Division of CTEVT in skills gap analysis and skills forecasting. The TA will enable Asian Development Bank (ADB)'s continued and critical engagement in the sector through (i) strategic policy dialogues by providing timely and high quality technical inputs, (ii) multi-stakeholder engagement for broad-based ownership in any proposed reform/policy actions by ensuring adequate public consultations in key reform issues, (iii) support for implementation capacity development, and (iv) assistance for new program/project design.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The TA is fully aligned with ADB's Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) for 2010-2012 and the government's priority to education, given its strategic importance in reducing poverty and social exclusion, enhancing economic opportunities, and contributing to economic growth as highlighted in the approach paper to the Three-Year Plan (FY2014-2016). ADB has supported the government in improving quality and reducing disparity in school education as well as in skills development to increase employability of Nepalese youth. The TA complements the ongoing investment in education sector and will assist the government to synergize ADB's ongoing and future investments in the sector.
Impact Greater efficiency and inclusiveness of school education and TVET
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Stronger government capacity for planning, coordinating, and implementing key reforms; and inclusive, results-oriented school education and skills development programs
Progress Toward Outcome

Work has progressed on development of a TVET Fund for Nepal, with government decision on directions expected in May 2015. Work is also progressing on the development of an approach to a TVET strategic plan to guide implementation of the 2012 TVET policy and also on the development on an approach to skills gap analysis for Nepal.

Discussions have recently been held with government to confirm the next consulting needs. TORs were drafted for a number of new consultancy positions for advertisement. A TA extension will be required in the future as TA will be used to engage a firm that will continue to work into 2016.

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Policy formulation, coordination, and monitoring of implementation improved

Capacity development plan supported

Education development interventions defined

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The TA design is a result of continued policy dialogue and consultations with MOE, DOE, and CTEVT, as well as MOF, during the consultation and review missions for the School Sector Program and the project preparation of the Skills Development Project. The Nepal Resident Mission has day-to-day interaction with the key stakeholders through the implementation of past and ongoing education and skills development projects, and the resident mission team's inputs are also fully incorporated in the design.
During Project Implementation A TA steering committee chaired by the secretary of the MOE will be established, with the joint secretary of planning as the member-secretary. Representatives from DOE, CTEVT, MOF, and National Planning Commission will serve as members. Other members may be added as needed. The steering committee will be responsible for providing overall direction for the TA implementation, facilitating coordination among concerned government agencies, and seeking support from concerned public and private agencies.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The Capacity Development Technical Assistance (CDTA) will engage consultants to provide a total of 72 person-months of inputs (22 person-months of international and 50 person-months of national consultants). ADB will engage the consultants as individual as well as through a firm, using the quality and cost-based selection method (90:10 quality and cost ratio) in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All CDTA-financed goods will be procured in line with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time). Disbursements under the TA will be made in accordance with the Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time). The CDTA, which commenced in January 2014 will be implemented over 24 months, with completion in December 2015.
Responsible ADB Officer Shanti Jagannathan
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of EducationSano Thimi
Kathmandu, Nepal
Timetable
Concept Clearance 15 Oct 2013
Fact Finding 01 Oct 2013 to 02 Oct 2013
MRM -
Approval 02 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Feb 2015

TA 8521-NEP

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
02 Dec 2013 23 Jan 2014 23 Jan 2014 31 Dec 2015 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 110,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,110,000.00 02 Dec 2013 117,104.09
Title Document Type Document Date
Supporting Education and Skills Development Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2013

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