Regional: Designing Demand-Based Technical and Vocational Education and Training Frameworks for the Pacific

Sovereign Project | 41047-012 Status: Closed

Project Details

Project Officer
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  • Regional
  • Technical Assistance
  • Education
Project Name Designing Demand-Based Technical and Vocational Education and Training Frameworks for the Pacific
Project Number 41047-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7458-REG: Designing Demand-Based Technical and Vocational Education and Training Frameworks for the Pacific
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 745,000.00
Strategic Agendas Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome All activities planned for outputs in the original TA have been completed.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

The following activities have been completed:

(i) First Regional Workshop on Demand Driven Human Resource Development for

the Pacific, Policy and Program Alternatives and Choices was held in August 2010.

(ii) Second Regional Workshop on Youth Employment, Self Employment, and Sustainable Development in the Pacific and Timor-Leste: How can Demand-Driven Training Respond? was held in September 2011.

(iii) In-country workshops on data analysis for demand driven TVET were conducted in Kiribati and Solomon Islands (February 2012), Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga (March 2012), RMI and FSM (April 2012)

(iv) Tracer studies and market analyses were conducted in RMI (July 2011), FSM (November 2011), and Tuvalu (December 2011).

Geographical Location Selected Pacific Developing Member Countries

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

The TA will finance up to 15 person-months of international consulting services and 18 person-months of national consulting services (see Appendix 3 for terms of reference for consultants). It will also finance eight national workshops on national TVET frameworks, and four market analyses and tracer studies. The TA will finance three regional workshops on the regional TVET framework.

Consultants will be recruited on an individual basis and employed by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2007, as amended from time to time.) The proceeds of the TA will be disbursed in line with the Technical Disbursement Handbook. TA activities will be implemented over a 24-month period starting in February 2010. The TA is intended to provide the basis for a thorough needs analysis, and, subject to performance, future TA projects may support further activities within the four countries or extend existing activities to additional countries.

As of the TA' completion date - 31 Aug 2013, all consulting services have been completed which included 4 international consultants, and 5 national consultants to deliver the TA outputs. A total of 2 regional workshops (1 in August 2010 and 1 in September 2011) were held in Nadi, Fiji while a total of 7 in-country workshops were conducted in Kiribati, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Tonga in 2012.

Responsible Staff

Responsible ADB Officer Lee, Sunhwa
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban, Social Development & Public Management Division, PARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank
Sally Pedersen
[email protected]
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, 1550 Philippines


Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
Approval -
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 09 Apr 2007
Last PDS Update 01 Oct 2013

TA 7458-REG

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Dec 2009 - 18 Dec 2009 29 Feb 2012 31 Aug 2013 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
745,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 745,000.00 18 Dec 2009 681,268.96

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