The Project aims to improve quality and relevance of technical education and vocational training (TVET), to increase equity in access to TVET considering market demand, and to enhance employability of the working age population 15 years and over.
|Project Name||Skills for Employment|
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Education - Technical and vocational education and training
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||The Project aims to improve quality and relevance of technical education and vocational training (TVET), to increase equity in access to TVET considering market demand, and to enhance employability of the working age population 15 years and over.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The proposed SEIP is aligned with the Bangladesh Country Partnership Strategy for 2012-2016 which identifies the low competitiveness of firms as a key constraint to growth particularly the low skills and low productivity of the workforce. It is also aligned with the Perspective Plan and the Sixth Five-Year Plan both of which emphasize the need to develop a workforce equipped with contemporary technical skills and knowledge through advanced vocational training, with a mechanism to encourage collaboration between training institutes and industry will be established to optimize the utilization of available human resources.
The proposed project is included as an MFF in ADB Country Operations Business Plan 2014-2016 and addresses pillar three in the Country Partnership Strategy 2012-2016 to improve human resources through skills development. The project is consistent with ADB's Education Strategies '2008 Education and Skills--Strategies for Accelerated Development in Asia and the Pacific', and 'Strategy 2020: The Long-Term Strategic Framework of the Asian Development Bank 2008-2020'. Project activities also adopt the findings from the ADB 'Focus on Education: Good Practice Guide for TVET' 2010. The project builds upon previous ADB assistance and incorporates lessons learned from experience.
|Description of Outcome||tbd|
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||tbd|
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||
Workshops with key stakeholders, including the private sector to ensure focus on employability, will be conducted. In
certain areas strong community involvement is expected to identify employment opportunities and to learn from
community based approaches.
|During Project Implementation||tbd|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Panth, Brajesh|
|Responsible ADB Department||South Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Human and Social Development Division, SARD|
Finance Division, MOF (EA)
Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka-1000
|Approval||14 Dec 2011|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||14 Oct 2013|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|14 Dec 2011||19 Jun 2012||19 Jun 2012||31 Jan 2013||30 Apr 2014||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||700,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||700,000.00||14 Dec 2011||693,163.09|
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