Sri Lanka: Skills Development

Nonsovereign (Private) Project | 31283-013 Status: Archived

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Project Name Skills Development
Project Number 31283-013
Location Sri Lanka and training centers nation wide
Approval Number 1707
Type of ADB Assistance / Amount
1707 ADF US$ 18.80 million 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 Sri Lanka Resident Mission
Responsible ADB Officer ADB Disclosure
Project Sponsor(s)
Description The Project's main objective is to improve the quality and relevance of skills training programs aimed at building a high quality workforce to address the issues of skills mismatch and unemployment among rural and urban youth. The Project aims to restructure and reorient the vocational training (VT) system through introduction of competency-based training to ensure a closer partnership between VT institutions and the private sector.
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 The Ministry of Vocational Training and Rural Industries has engaged an international consulting firm and domestic consultants. Eight international consultants (89-person-months) and six domestic consultants (105 person-months) were recruited. The consultants were recruited in accordance with Nordic Development Fund approved procedures.
Procurement Supply of goods and services, including furniture and instructional materials will be procured in accordance with Bank's Guidelines for Procurement. The civil works contract for the construction of the new VT Complex was awarded on the basis of international competitive bidding procedures. The remaining civil works are expected to be small and scattered throughout the country and will be awarded on the basis of local competitive bidding procedures acceptable to the Bank.
Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation
Concept Clearance -
Due Diligence
Credit Committee Meeting 10 Jun 1999
Approval 28 Oct 1999
PDS Creation Date 06 Feb 2007
Last PDS Update 30 Jun 2008

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Title Document Type Document Date
Skills Development Project Project/Program Completion Reports Jan 2008

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Title Document Type Document Date
Sri Lanka: Skills Development Project Validations of Project Completion Reports Aug 2008

Related Publications

Title Document Type Document Date
Developing Skills for Sri Lanka's Labor Market Papers and Briefs Oct 2009

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