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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
Sophea Mar Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Cambodia
Modality
  • Loan
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 Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
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 National TVET Policy 2017-2025 has been approved by the Government on 16 June 2017. Policy and guidelines on qualification requirements for VSC was approved in March 2017. Draft procedures for conducting competency assessment and certification for RPLCC are being developed. Three women dormitories (Banteay Meanchey, Siem Reap and Koh Kong provinces) are expected to be completed by end of 2018. Construction of the remaining 3 dormitories (Kandal, Kratie and Battambang) has already started in Q3 2018.
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)

As AY 2016-2017 Female graduates was 610 or 21% achievement vs. target of 2,190.

Achieved 58% of the project target of 12 RTCs/PTCs.

All 39 TVET institutes have existing version of TVETMIS.

Not yet applicable. Data is being analyzed.

Internship policy was approved by the NTB on 20 October 2017.

The internship implementation guidelines and manual aligned with the national internship policy were approved in mid-February 2018.

Construction/rehabilitation of two of the 4 assigned CoEs has been started in Siem Reap (CoE for construction) and Battambang (CoE for auto-mechanics).

The remaining two CoEs in Phnom Penh (manufacturing and electrical work) are at designing stage.

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the EA and CAMFEBA was signed on 11 June 2018.

Placement of trainees for internship in industry has been extended to September 2018. Around 1,000 CQF levels 2-4 trainees will be selected in the internship program over a 3-year period.

Guidelines and policies were approved by National Training Board on 20 October 2017.

The EA/IA works toward implementation of the program.

The VSC qualification requirements and guidelines was approved in March 2017, and the Prakas has also been approved in April 2017.

Graduates of first batch of VSC may proceed to CQF Level 2 in AY 2019-2020.

As of AY 2016-2017, there were 50 female or 4.7% enrolled in CQF level 2 vs. 25% of the project target.

Assessment and certification policies were approved by NTB on 20 October 2017.

First batch of CQF level 1 students to graduate in 2019

Guidelines were approved in October 2017. Eligible students enrolled in CQF level 2 through 4 are being assessed for stipend candidates. Selection process of 1,500 CQF 2-4 students as stipend recipients for AY 2017/18 is ongoing.

Out of 800 total target, 473 trained (59% of total target). Out of 473 trained, female is 72 or 15% vs. 20% of the project target.

Competency standards for teachers will be defined in CTQF with CBT package for each level. The CBT packages have yet to be developed.

It is not started.

As of 30 June 2018, 12.3% of total target of 55,000 trainees achieved of which 62.5% was female vs. 60% of the project target.

It is estimated that 23% of total 10,000 target enrolled as of 30 June 2018 of which 822 were females.

Construction work of 3 out of 6 dormitories was started on January 15, 2018. The construction progress of the first 3 dorms is 50%, and they are expected to be completed by of 2018. The construction of the remaining 3 dormitories has already started in Q3 2018, and will be completed by Q2 of 2019.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects

The second semi-annual environmental and social safeguards monitoring report July-December 2017 was submitted to ADB on 11 January 2018, and it has been uploaded to the ADB website on 25 January 2018. No major issue has been identified.

The first semi-annual environmental and social safeguards monitoring report January-June 2018 was submitted to ADB in July 2018, and it is being reviewed by CARM Senior Environmental Specialist.

Involuntary Resettlement There is no anticipated resettlement impact as all buildings will be constructed on the government-owned land and existing TVET institutes.
Indigenous Peoples

The second semi-annual monitoring report on implementation of IPP July-December 2017 was submitted to ADB on 11 January 2018, and it has been uploaded to the ADB website on 25 January 2018. A total of 18 sub-outputs of the 4 outputs of the Project to be implemented based on the IPP. Based on the second semi-annual monitoring report, 5 sub-outputs are under implementation, while 9 sub-outputs are under preparation and collection data information on the IP/ethnic minorities, and the implementation of the remaining 4 sub-outputs is not yet started.

The first semi-annual report on implementation of IPP January-June 2018 was submitted to ADB on 17 July 2018. It is being reviewed by CARM Senior Environmental Officer.

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 Sophea Mar
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 24 Sep 2018

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 31 May 2018 11 Jul 2018
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 6.39 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Sep 2014 6.39 0.00 100%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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 10.28 0.00 50%
Counterpart 2.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Sep 2014 10.61 0.00 51%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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 5.09 35%
Counterpart 1.66 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 15.00 17 Jun 2015 0.00 4.02 27%
Status of Covenants
Category Sector Safeguards Social Financial Economic Others
Rating - Satisfactory - Satisfactory - Satisfactory

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Title Document Type Document Date
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Procurement Plan Procurement Plans Mar 2019
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2017) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2018
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program (Second Tranche): Progress Report on Tranche Release Progress Reports on Tranche Releases Feb 2018
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2016) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2017
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Audited Project Financial Statements (9 January - 31 December 2015) Audited Project Financial Statements Aug 2016
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program (Additional Cofinancing) Change in Scope, Amount, and Implementation Arrangements Feb 2016
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Project Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Oct 2014
Loan Agreement (Special Operations) for Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program Loan Agreement (Special Operations) Oct 2014
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Gender Action Plan Gender Action Plans Sep 2014
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 2014
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Program Administration Manual Project/Program Administration Manual Aug 2014
Second Technical and Vocational Education Training Project Initial Poverty and Social Analysis Jan 2013

Safeguard Documents See also: Safeguards

Safeguard documents provided at the time of project/facility approval may also be found in the list of linked documents provided with the Report and Recommendation of the President.

Title Document Type Document Date
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Project: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2018) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Feb 2019
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Dec 2018
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Social Safeguard Monitoring Report (January-June 2018) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2018
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Indigenous Peoples Plan Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Semiannual Safeguards Monitoring Report (July-December 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2018
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Semiannual Indigenous Peoples Plan Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Semiannual Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program - Additional Financing: Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Dec 2015
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program – Additional Cofinancing: Indigenous Peoples Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Oct 2015
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program Initial Environmental Examination Jun 2014

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

Related Publications

None currently available.


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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Employment Facilitation and Coordination Specialist Individual - Consulting Active 18 Jul 2019 31 Jul 2019
Stipends and Institutional Start-Up Cost Implementation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Mar 2019 20 Mar 2019
International Stipends and Institutional Start-Up Cost Implementation Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Mar 2019 07 Mar 2019
National Coaching/Mentoring Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 28 Nov 2018 12 Dec 2018
Women's Leadership Center Management Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2018 19 Dec 2018
Soft Skill Development Training Module and Multimedia Materials Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2018 19 Dec 2018
Senior Procurement Assistant Individual - Consulting Closed 26 Oct 2018 05 Nov 2018
Project Midterm Monitoring and Evaluation Firm - Consulting Closed 21 Sep 2018 20 Oct 2018
Innovative Training Management and Development Consultants Firm Firm - Consulting Closed 06 Jul 2018 04 Aug 2018
National Review and Preparation of TVET Strategic Plan Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 26 May 2018 08 Jun 2018
Civil Engineer Individual - Consulting Closed 20 Mar 2018 29 Mar 2018
Labor Market forecasting and Analysis (AF) Firm - Consulting Closed 12 Sep 2017 25 Sep 2017
TVET Human Resource Management (AF) Firm - Consulting Closed 20 Jul 2017 18 Aug 2017
Social Marketing(O) Firm - Consulting Closed 26 Jun 2017 25 Jul 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Community Participation Packages for CAD Works - Batch 1 for 27 Contracts with Water User Cooperative Societies (WUCS) Loan 3167 23 Feb 2017 T-Ro Construction Co., Ltd. Sangkat Dongkor, Khan Dongkor Cambodia Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training Construction 209,575.83 209,575.83