|During Project Design
||The reconnaissance mission met all relevant stakeholders including the following: Executive office of the President, Ministry of Labor, Migration and Employment, Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Ministry of Finance, Migration Service, Chamber of Commerce and Industry, EU Delegation, World Bank, IOM, GIZ. The mission also held a focus group discussion with a group of Tajik migrant workers. As the PPTA team will hold further in depth discussions to ensure a robust project design.
|During Project Implementation
The review mission was fielded from 11-16 August 2014. It discussed with the EA and IAs the working arrangements and the timeline of the key TA outputs, and confirmed availability of government's contribution such as counterpart staff, services and facilities. The mission met with relevant government agencies, private sector stakeholders, NGOs, and development partners, visited technical lyceums and colleges, the Central Adult Learning Center (ALC) and its branch in Khujand, and participated in the PPTA's Inception Workshop. The mission and the government agreed on the processing schedule and reflected key understandings in the Aide Memoire.
The inception mission was fielded from 19 to 26 February 2014. The mission met all relevant stakeholders.
The midterm review mission was held on 27-31 October 2014 and (i) organized and participated in the mid-term workshop; (ii) confirmed with the government the initial design and implementation arrangements for the Strengthening Private Sector Participation in TVET System project (the project); (iii) worked with the TA consulting team to finalize TA deliverables and agreed on timelines for final TA outputs, including a review of school mapping and labor market surveys; (iv) discussed with the stakeholders and agreed on initial list of key economic sectors and priority occupations proposed to be supported under the project; and (v) visited technical college in Bothkar district in Khatlon region. The mission met with all key stakeholders.
The fact-finding mission was condcuted on 19-30 January 2015 to (i) review and finalize the design and monitoring framework (DMF) of the Strengthening Private Sector Participation in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Project (the project); (ii) confirm the project's technical, environmental, social, financial, and economic feasibility; (iii) finalize project administration manual (PAM); (iv) finalize capacity assessments of the executing and implementing agencies; (v) review the gender action plan, and other safeguard issues relevant to ADB's Safeguard Policy Statement; and (vi) review the project risk assessment and proposed mitigation measures, and discuss and agree on the project assurances required from the government. The mission held intensive discussions with key stakeholders.