46064-002: Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program (TVETSDP) | Asian Development Bank

Cambodia: Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program (TVETSDP)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46064-002 Status: Active

ADB is helping Cambodia raise the quality of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) nationwide. The project will improve the efficiency of TVET systems and access to training, particularly for women and the poor, and make courses relevant to labor market needs. It will increase the involvement of employers in TVET through skills councils and an instructor apprenticeship program.

Project Details

Project Officer
Mar, Sophea Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Cambodia
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program (TVETSDP)
Project Number 46064-002
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3166-CAM: Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 7.00 million
Loan 3167-CAM: Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program
concessional ordinary capital resources lending / Asian Development Fund US$ 23.00 million
Loan 8305-CAM: Technical and Vocational Education Sector Development Program (formerly Second Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education Project (additional co-financing)
Agence Francaise de Developpement US$ 15.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education - Education sector development - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The proposed Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program (TVETSDP) seeks to support the Government of Cambodia in improving access to, and relevance and quality of, the formal technical vocational education and training (TVET) system. The key focus of the project is to achieve a market responsive formal TVET system through partnerships with employers and private sector.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy The key focus of the project is to achieve a market responsive formal TVET system through public private partnerships (PPP) with large enterprises, inclusive of foreign and domestic direct investment.
Impact Increased employability of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) certified workers
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome An accessible, demand-driven TVET system responsive to continuing and emerging labor market demands
Progress Toward Outcome

1976 (21% for female) enrolled in CQF levels 2-4 training courses at public TVET institutions since the project beginning. A 115% increase compared to the baseline (Source: TVETMIS 2015-2016).

1241 (4% for female) enrolled in nontraditional skills areas in public TVET institutions since the beginning of the project. A 110% increase compared to the baseline (Source: TVETMIS 2015-2016)

Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Increased access to TVET programs

2. Improved quality and relevance of TVET system

4. Strengthened governance and management of the TVET system

3. Increased involvement of employers in TVET delivery

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

A. Program Progress

The Program (Policy Loan) has two tranches. The first tranche of SDR 2,266,500 ($3.0 million) was released on 13 April 2015 after the EA fully complied with all five policy actions. The release of the second tranche, which is equal amount to the first tranche, is expected by end 2017.

B. Project Progress

Output 1: Increased access to TVET programs, particularly for women and the poor: The Prakas and draft guidelines on qualifications requirements for VSC, which is an alternative pathway into the formal TVET system, will be approved in March 2017. Draft policies for conducting competency assessment and certification for recognition of prior learning and currency competency have been finalized and are expected to be approved by the NTB in July-August 2017. The guidelines on stipend management have been drafted. Construction of the first 3 dormitories will start in Q2 2017.

Output 2: Improved quality and relevance of TVET system: The first quality assurance audit will be started in April 2017. As of December 2016, 28 assessors (2 female) have been trained on assessment methodology. Twenty master trainers (3 female) for 3 priority sectors have been trained as of February 2017 which constitutes 100% of the project target. The first intake of the improved skilled bridging program will start in Q2 2017. Three workshops at 3 provincial training centers, which are under construction, will be completed in July 2017, and 6 contracts are expected to be awarded by end of March.

Output 3: Increased involvement of employers in TVET delivery: The policy on the internship program has been completed and is expected to be approved by the NTB in July-August 2017, and the internship program will start as soon as the implementation manual is approved. The role and responsibilities of the sector skills councils (SSCs) have been expanded, and 4 SSCs are expected to be established in Q2 or Q3 2017. The design of two provincial centers of excellence (CoEs) has started and the rehabilitation works will be completed in mid Q2 2017.

Output 4: Strengthened governance and management of the TVET system: Hands-on trainings on business planning and start-up costs for delivery CQF level 2-4 courses in priority sectors were provided to staff in November 2016.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation Information on the Project will be disseminated regularly through the project web site as well as through regular press releases and other media coverage to highlight project achievements. Regular meetings will be held to key stakeholders to inform them about the Project, and Project achievements, opportunities and other issues.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

The project will be supported by a number of consulting service packages. Foremost of

which are the project implementation consultants comprising of 587 person-months (112

person-months of international and 475 person-months of national consultants). The project

implementation consulting services will be engaged through a firm on the basis of quality- and

cost-based selection with an 80:20 weighting. Individual consultants (156 person-months of

national consultants) will be recruited for supervision of civil works activities.

Procurement

All procurement of goods and works will be undertaken in accordance with ADB's

Procurement Guidelines (April 2013, as amended from time to time) and the procurement plan

prepared and agreed between the Government and ADB.

Contracts for works above $1,000,000 and goods, such as laboratory and workshop

equipment, estimated at above $500,000 will be awarded on the basis of international

competitive bidding.

Supply contracts for goods such as vehicles, computers and office equipment of more

than $100,000 and up to 500,000 will follow national competitive bidding procedures. Items

costing at $25,000 and up to $100,000 will be procured through shopping with advertising.

Supply contracts of less than $25,000 will be procured by shopping without advertising.

Civil works under the Project will consist of construction and/or rehabilitation of training

facilities and laboratories. Civil works contracts estimated at $1 million or more will be awarded

on the basis of international competitive bidding. Civil works contracts of more than $100,000

and up to $1 million will be procured through national competitive bidding procedures, and

contracts up to $100,000 may be procured through shopping.

Responsible ADB Officer Mar, Sophea
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Cambodia Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training
#3 Russian Federation Blvd
Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance 17 Dec 2012
Fact Finding 07 Oct 2013 to 11 Oct 2013
MRM 13 May 2014
Approval 26 Sep 2014
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Mar 2017

Loan 3166-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Sep 2014 27 Oct 2014 09 Jan 2015 31 Dec 2017 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 7.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 7.00 26 Sep 2014 3.14 0.00 49%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Sep 2014 3.14 0.00 49%

Loan 3167-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
26 Sep 2014 27 Oct 2014 09 Jan 2015 30 Jun 2020 31 Dec 2021 -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 25.60 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 23.00 26 Sep 2014 5.05 0.00 24%
Counterpart 2.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Sep 2014 3.67 0.00 17%

Loan 8305-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 Jun 2015 26 Oct 2015 26 Oct 2015 31 Dec 2021 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 16.66 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 17 Jun 2015 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 1.66 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 15.00 17 Jun 2015 0.00 0.00 0%

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