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

Sovereign Project | 46064-002

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/Economy
    Cambodia
  • Modality
    • Loan
  • Sector
    • Education
Project Name Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program (TVETSDP)
Project Number 46064-002
Country / Economy 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
Asian Development Fund US$ 7.00 million
Loan 3167-CAM: Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program
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 By Q2 2021, all 3 outcome targets and indicators have been achieved, and nineteen of 25 targets at output level have been achieved while the remaining ones are likely to be achieved by the project completion in September 2022.
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)

All 38 TVET institutes have used improved TVETMIS system under the project.

22 of the 38 EA's training institutes engaged in some sorts of revenue generation.

As of Q2 2021, there were 15,759 Cambodians trained in CQF levels 1-4, of which females are 3,717 (or 24%).

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 April 2019.

There were 845 (20% female) certificate trainees completed a 3-month internship program.

Soft-skills development training module and multi-media materials are being developed by the recruited firm and is expected to be completed by August 2021.

Construction of all 4 CoEs was completed. They start operation, but require further strengthening and support.

5 modules of manufacturing courses were developed and had been piloted for 162 (19% female) VC trainees, and CBT packages for CQF level 2 courses in manufacturing sector (mechanical equipment and mechatronic servicing courses) have been completed.

460 (18% female) CQF levels 3-4 trainees completed internship program.

Skills standards, curriculum and assessment packages for electrical and manufacturing certificate 1 training courses were approved by the NTB. Training for instructors on the new packages have been delayed due to Covid-19 pandemic.

256 instructors (14% female) have already completed instructor apprenticeship program.

200 staff (29% female) from public institutes in Phnom Penh participated in competency-based assessment trainings, and 80 (18% female) staff from provincial TTIs as of Q4 2020.

Two out of 21 courses (9%) were outsourced to VSTP non-state TVET providers.

40% of skills bridging courses (115 out of 289) have been outsourced to non-state training providers.

As of Q2 2021, there are 52,789 trainees (59% female) enrolled in VSTP. It is about 96% of total target of 55,000 trainees to be enrolled in the VSTP training under the project.

All trained TVET instructors will have their competency tested using post-training assessment tools/method. Competency standards for teachers have been developed and based on HRM Policy framework.

As of Q2 2021, there were 845 instructors (20% female) have already completed two rounds of CBT training in 5 priority sectors. Post training technical knowledge assessment of at least 6.5% of the project's target trained instructors in Q2 2021. The activity has been delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic.

As of Q2 2021, there are 9,982 trainees enrolled in SBP (43% female). It is about 99.8% of total target of 10,000 trainees to be enrolled in the SBP under the project.

As of Q1 2021, 845 (20% female) instructors in priority skill areas have been trained in CBT.

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

The certification system was launched in May 2019 at National Polytechnic Institute of Angkor (NPIA), which is an Assessment Center for Construction sector, one of the 5 assessment centers selected by the EA.

As of Q2 2021, there were 600 (13% female) have their skills competencies assessed by the 5 assessment centers. The project plans to assess 300 more candidates under the extension period.

There were 3,102 females or 24% of total trainees enrolled in CQF level 2 as of 2020/2021 vs. 25% of the project target.

Guidelines were approved in October 2017. Eligible students enrolled in CQF level 2 through 4 have been assessed for stipends. There were 5,000 students enrolled in CQF 2-4 levels (32% female) had receive stipends as of Q2 2021.

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 proceeded to CQF Level 2 in AY 2019-2020. The VSC program has been rolled out in May 2019. As of Q2 2021, all 2,347 trainees completed VC (CQF level 1) courses of priority sectors and 36% enrolled in certificate 1.

6 dormitories cumulatively enrolled 222 female trainees attending certificate level courses of priority sectors as of Q2 2021. Women's leadership center management firm (WLCM), which was mobilized in August 2020, support the TTIs hosting the dorms to run career mentorship programs.

Assessment and certification policies were approved by NTB on 20 October 2017. A total of 846 out of 2,347 or 36% CQF level 1 graduates were assessed for CQF level 2 enrollment.

Geographical Location
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Six Integrated Safeguards Monitoring Reports covered from January 2017 to December 2020 have been cleared and disclosed on ADB's website. The updated IEE/EMP for DGTVET building in Phnom Penh was cleared and has been uploaded on ADB's website. No major issue has been identified.he construction/rehabilitation of buildings/dormitories/classrooms are onthe existing schools of the government land of 21 locations of technical training institutions in 18 provinces. IEE and EMP are updated and disclosed before civil works are commencement.The updated IEE/EMP for DGTVET building incorporated measures of COVID pandemic, in Phnom Penh was approved and disclosed. The construction of DGTVET building has been approved by MOE and the Ministry of Land Management Urban Planning and Construction (MLMUPC).
Involuntary Resettlement There is no anticipated resettlement impact as all buildings will be constructed on the government-owned land and existing TVET institutes. DDR has been prepared covering the construction/rehabilitation of buildings/dormitories/classrooms of 21 locations of technical training institutions in 18 provinces, approved and disclosed on ADB's website in December 2018.
Indigenous Peoples Progress of implementation of IPP is reported through QPRs. An Integrated Environmental and Social Safeguards Monitoring Report (SMR) also includes section on IP safeguards and reports the progress per period. The integrated ESMR has been compiled and disclosed on ADB's website in February 2019. The safeguards report for June-December 2020 has been approved and uploaded. The Integrated Safeguards Monitoring report January to July 2021 has been submitted and cleared by ADB on 13 July 2021. There are 33 indicators across the project's 4 outputs, of which 27 indicators have been achieved and 6 indicators are ongoing. The Q2 of 2021 IP implementation progress report had been submitted for ADB review and cleared on 13 July 2021.
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 11 Oct 2021

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 Jul 2022 6.39 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Jul 2022 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 30 Sep 2022 -
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 Jul 2022 19.85 0.00 95%
Counterpart 2.60 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 26 Jul 2022 20.76 0.00 100%
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 20 Mar 2023 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 16.66 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 26 Jul 2022 0.00 13.91 98%
Counterpart 1.66 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 15.00 26 Jul 2022 0.00 12.44 88%
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 Sep 2021
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program (TVETSDP) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2021
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2019) Audited Project Financial Statements Jun 2020
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Audited Project Financial Statements (January-December 2018) Audited Project Financial Statements Oct 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: Report and Recommendation of the President Reports and Recommendations of the President Sep 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: 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 Program (TVETSDP): Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2021) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2022
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program (TVETSDP) - Additional Financing: Additional Floors for New DGTVET Headquarters Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2021
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program (TVETSDP): Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program (TVETSDP): Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2021) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2021
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program (TVETSDP): Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2020) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2021
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program - Additional Financing: New DGTVET Multi-Storey Building Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Jul 2020
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2020) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2020
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program - Additional Financing: New DGTVET Multi-Storey Building Initial Environmental Examination Initial Environmental Examination Mar 2020
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (July-December 2019) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jan 2020
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program - Additional Financing: DGTVET Resettlement Due Diligence Report Safeguards Due Diligence Reports Aug 2019
Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sector Development Program: Environmental and Social Monitoring Report (January-June 2019) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Jul 2019
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 Safeguards Monitoring Report (January-June 2017) Environmental and Social Monitoring Reports Aug 2017
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 - 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

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
International Education and Skills Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 04 Nov 2021 10 Nov 2021
Social Marketing and Outreach Consultants Firm - Consulting Closed 26 Oct 2021 08 Nov 2021
National Education and Skills Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Aug 2021 13 Aug 2021
Impact Study on Career Mentorship Program Firm - Consulting Closed 05 Apr 2021 04 May 2021
Study on Skills Bridging Program Individual - Consulting Closed 15 Sep 2020 25 Sep 2020
Skills Measurement Survey Consultants Firm - Consulting Closed 23 Dec 2019 21 Jan 2020
National Stipends Impact Assessment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Aug 2019 23 Aug 2019
Start Up Cost Impact Assessment Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 14 Aug 2019 23 Aug 2019
Employment Facilitation and Coordination Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 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
Soft Skill Development Training Module and Multimedia Materials Consultant Firm - Consulting Closed 20 Nov 2018 19 Dec 2018
Women's Leadership Center Management 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 | Address Executing Agency Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Social Marketing Outreach Consultants (C-09-O-CQS) Loan 3167 29 Mar 2022 Mango Tango Asia (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. | Phnom Penh Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training 147,915.68 147,915.68
C-07-O-CQS:SOFT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TRAINING MODULE AND MULTIMEDIA MATERIALS CONSULTANTS Loan 3167 07 Oct 2020 YOUNG DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH | PHNOM PENH CAMBODIA Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training 119,230.73 119,230.73
C-02-O-QBS: WOMEN LEADERSHIP CENTER MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS Loan 3167 07 Aug 2020 YOUNG DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH & CONSULTING CO., | PHNOM PENH CAMBODIA Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training 263,507.33 263,507.33
C-03-Q-CQS INNOVATIVE TRAINING MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT (ITMD) CONSULTANTS Loan 3167 19 Apr 2019 JV BTW DYNAMIC ALLIANCE CONSULTING (DAC) | #223, ST. 209 (BOREY VIMEAN PHNOM PENH), CHRAING CHAMREAS I, RUSSEY KEO, PP CAMBODIA Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training 145,290.00 145,290.00
NON PROCUREMENT RELATED (TRAINING, START-UP COSTS, AND CREMENTAL O&M COSTS) FOR 2019 Loan 3167 18 Feb 2019 VARIOUS | VARIOUS CAMBODIA Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training 1,300,000.00 890,000.00
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 209,575.83 209,575.83