China, People's Republic of: Guangxi Baise Vocational Education Development Project

Sovereign Project | 47009-001

Summary

The project will support the PRC's Twelfth Five-Year Plan, 2011 2015, which prioritizes developing high-quality human resources and accelerating educational reform, including reform of TVET. The project is aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy for PRC. It conforms to ADB's Education Policy and education sector strategies.

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Project Name Guangxi Baise Vocational Education Development Project
Project Number 47009-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8448-PRC: Guangxi Baise Vocational Education Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Education - Technical and vocational education and training
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will support the PRC's Twelfth Five-Year Plan, 2011 2015, which prioritizes developing high-quality human resources and accelerating educational reform, including reform of TVET. The project is aligned with ADB's country partnership strategy for PRC. It conforms to ADB's Education Policy and education sector strategies.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GZAR) is one of the 12 less-developed provinces and autonomous regions in the western part of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Baise Municipality is one of the 18 national poverty areas of the PRC, with 10 of its 12 counties registered as national poverty alleviation counties. Seven ethnic minority groups make up 80% of the population of Baise municipality. The municipality is the largest prefecture in Guangxi. Most of the terrain (95.4%) of Baise is mountainous making social and economic development difficult to achieve.

During the Eleventh Five-Year Plan, Baise became a new economic growth pole with its four base industries: aluminum processing, agriculture, tourism, and regional trade and logistics center. Located close to the border with Vietnam, Baise is an important gateway to countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). Increased investment has led to year on year growth of 25.2% but despite the economic growth and Baise's role in regional cooperation, future development is constrained by lack of a skilled workforce at all levels. Baise Municipal Government (BMG) currently projects a shortage of more than 80,000 employees particularly in the base industries.

To address the skills shortage, Baise's Twelfth Five-Year Plan has identified human resources development as one of the key areas for improvement. The plan focuses on development of a multilevel technical vocational education system, which links the resources and capabilities of university, and higher, secondary, and short-term migrant technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions to improve quality, extend access, and ensure that a multilevel pool of talent is created. The plan also highlights developing human resources that will not be constrained by entry level or low skilled work prospects. This will be achieved through improved partnerships with industries, development of internationally and nationally recognized certification programs, and a multilevel TVET educational system, which will provide students with clear pathways into the workforce. These objectives are in line with national strategies. The development of TVET is one of the priorities under the government's Twelfth Five-Year Plan, and the National Long-term Strategy on Education (2010 2020) aiming for greater education investment identifies TVET development as one of the top 10 priorities, and sets out TVET targets/objectives to be achieved by 2020.

Baise University is a full-time undergraduate institution that also offers vocational education. It currently has two campuses, and sponsors the Baise Vocational School (BVS), which is the designated vocational training institute for the Baise Human Resources and Social Security, and Baise Finance Bureau. BVS runs a secondary vocational education program in seven majors and short-term training programs for migrant workers. The proposed project seeks to develop a multilevel TVET system among these institutions to improve quality, access, and responsiveness to industry and social development needs.

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Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
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Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The consulting services will be engaged by ADB, in accordance with ADB Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time), to ensure immediate mobilization to facilitate project scoping. ADB will select and engage an international firm based on the quality of the proposal (80%) and the cost (20%) of the services to be provided (the quality- and cost-based selection method, QCBS) using the simplified technical proposal procedure. A total of 44 person-months of consulting services (14 international and 28 national) are required. The TVET firm will provide expertise in technical and vocational education and training, labor market analysis, competency-based curriculum, services-school collaboration, training of instructors, management of TVET, finance and economics, engineering, poverty and social assessment and development, resettlement, environment, institutional development, and project management.
Responsible ADB Officer Wendy M. Walker
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Baise Municipal Government (BMG)Dong He Er Lu Road
Baise City, Guangxi
People's Republic of China - 533000
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 04 Sep 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 30 Sep 2013

TA 8448-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
04 Sep 2013 09 Oct 2013 09 Oct 2013 30 Jun 2014 31 Dec 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 04 Sep 2013 491,316.51

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