Project Name Skills Development
Project Number 31283-012
Country Sri Lanka
Approval Number 3051
Type or Modality of Assistance
3051 JSF US$ 600,000 Approved
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Sector / Subsector

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SARD
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Project Sponsor(s)
Description The main purpose of the project preparatory technical assistance is to prepare a Skills Development Project aimed at restructuring the vocational training sector to improve the quality and relevance of programs, the efficiency of delivery systems, and enhance resource mobilization. The Project will assist the Government in the socioeconomic development of the rural youth by enhancing their employment and entrepreneurial capabilities.
Objectives and Scope
Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The Bank's country strategy is to develop technical education and vocational training (TEVT) in order to promote the improvement of quality, relevance and market orientation of skills training courses, and upgrading facilities at the project institutions. The project supports six technical education and vocational training institutions in the public sector. In 1982 and 1988 Bank provided two loans ($16.1 and $36 millions) to improve the quality and efficiency of the TEVT system and this project introduced policy reforms and new interventions to improve the internal and external efficiency of TEVT.

Safeguard Categories

Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

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

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A team of five international specialists for a total of 13.5 person-months will be required in the fields of vocational skills training, institutional capacity building, competency-based training development, and financial and quality management systems. Five local specialists for a total of 13.5 person-months will be required in the fields of economics and labor market, career guidance and counseling, management information systems, entrepreneurship development and rural marketing, and private sector participation.

Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation

Concept Clearance 10 Dec 1997
Due Diligence
Credit Committee Meeting -
Approval 24 Jul 1998
Last PDS Update 30 Jun 2008

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