India: Capacity Building of the National Skill Development Agency

Sovereign Project | 46461-001 Status: Active


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Project Name Capacity Building of the National Skill Development Agency
Project Number 46461-001
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8626-IND: Capacity Building of the National Skill Development Agency
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.50 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

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

The TA team has made considerable progress across agreed upon outputs, the most significant being on the NSQF roll out front, where state and central-level capacity building has been initiated and kick-off workshops held with four states and four GoI ministries namely Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Ministry of IT & Communication, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Small and Medium Enterprises and Ministry of Industry and Commerce. The team offered each stakeholder a conceptual understanding of NSQF and the operationalization approach and explained in detail the areas of immediate action. As a next step, each stakeholder will constitute a core team and initiate the QF filling process.

There has been only moderate progress on the evaluation study of two GoI skilling schemes. The TA team proposed the HSRT and JSS schemes for evaluation after detailed research and analysis and put forward a strong case for approval with the respective ministries to conduct the studies in specific regions.

As it stands, currently the TA team has a written approval from the Ministry of Tourism for the inclusion of HSRT scheme to be studied. The TA team has initiated interaction with the Ministry of Tourism and identified scheme administrators to be interviewed. The TA team and Ministry of Tourism have agreed upon a communication strategy to reach out to training partners who will be included in the evaluation study and execution is underway.

With regard to the JAVADA partnership, process of facilitating an interaction has been initiated. Initial rounds of meetings commenced in December 2015 and a plan of action was charted out and next steps agreed upon. After a discussion on the proposed agenda for the Japan visit, it was decided that some of the agenda points will need engagement with the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Government of Japan. Subsequently a meeting of all the stakeholders namely Embassy of Japan, JICA India Office and HIDA was held between 1-5 February 2016.

Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

ADB coordinated closely with the Department for International Development (DFID), JICA, World Bank, and other development partners while designing its overall assistance program in India. Ongoing dialogue with the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, GOI, ensures that there is no duplication across the donors.

In addition, ADB is also holding consultations with other states such as Kerala, Karnataka, Odisha, and Rajasthan.

During Project Implementation TBD

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A total of 104 person-months of consulting inputs will be provided under the TA: 18 person-months of international and 86 person-months of national consultant services. ADB will engage four individual consultants (for 30 person-months) as well as a firm (for 74 person-months). The selection and engagement of the consulting inputs will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). The consulting firm will be selected on the basis of a full technical proposal in accordance with quality- and cost-based selection procedures. A quality to cost ratio of 90:10 will be followed.
Procurement All TA-financed goods and equipment such as computers, fax machine, multimedia projector, photocopier, printer, and other required items 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 NSDA upon TA completion.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Shamit Chakravarti
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Economic Affairs
Ministry of Finance
North Block, Secretariat
New Delhi-110001, India


Concept Clearance 30 Oct 2013
Fact Finding 31 Jul 2013 to 08 Aug 2013
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Mar 2016

TA 8626-IND

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
07 Mar 2014 15 Jul 2014 15 Jul 2014 30 Apr 2016 31 Mar 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,500,000.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,750,000.00 07 Mar 2014 549,921.51
Title Document Type Document Date
Capacity Building of the National Skill Development Agency Technical Assistance Reports Mar 2014

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