ADB and the Government of Bhutan have undertaken joint policy work and dialogue through the capacity development technical assistance (CDTA) funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction which was implemented from September 2014 until August 2016. A key outcome of the CDTA was the development of a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Blueprint, which was developed in collaboration between the Government of Bhutan and ADB TA project. The Government of Bhutan officially launched the TVET Blueprint 2016-2026 in June 2016. While the TVET Blueprint outlines the broad strategic directions, there is need to prepare detailed operational plans with prioritization of activities, costing and implementation arrangements. The SSTA will address the preparation of such detailed activities, costing and design of a project to be supported by ADB.
This document dated March 2018 is provided for the ADB project 50296-001 in Bhutan.