Project Name Restructuring of Technical Education and Vocational Training System Project
Project Number 36654-012
Country Pakistan
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 4048-PAK: Restructuring of Technical Education and Vocational Training System Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 150,000.00
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

The main objective of the Project is to improve the quality and relevance of skills training programs to build a high quality workforce and address the issues of skills mismatch and unemployment among rural and urban youths by monitoring labor market demands and providing job placement services. Special attention will be given to women and rural poor.

The Project has the following five components:

- quarterly labor market surveys

- curriculum revision and staff development according to the needs of industries and communities

- evaluation of training institutes and their restructuring to best suit to the needs

-rehabilitation of buildings and procurement of needed equipment

- provision of career guidance and job placement services.

The main output will be the feasibility study report of the proposed investment project. In addition, a sample labor market survey will be conducted to determine the needs of industries and restructuring plan of 72 training institutes will be drafted.

As a result of the TA study, the Government will be able to know the labor market demands, ways and means of restructuring the training institutes, and benefits of the investment proejct.

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)
Geographical Location

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

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

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services A team of 1 international consultant and 2 domestic consultants will be recruited to provide specialist services, totalling 7 person-months. International consultants include (i) technical education specialist cum team leader (2 person-months) and the domestic consultants include financial analyst for 3 person-months, and social development specialist for 2 person-months.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Jeoung-Keun Lee
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies
Technical Education and Vocational Training Agency
Mr. Nazir-ullah Khan, Project Director
12 Defense Officer Colony Khyber Road Peshawar, Pakistan


Concept Clearance 06 Dec 2002
Fact Finding 04 Nov 2002 to 12 Nov 2002
Approval 18 Dec 2002
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 31 Jan 2007

TA 4048-PAK

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2002 - 18 Dec 2002 31 Jul 2003 31 Aug 2003 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00 18 Dec 2002 125,752.73

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