46462-003: Odisha Skill Development Project | Asian Development Bank

India: Odisha Skill Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 46462-003 Status: Active

The Asian Development Bank is helping Odisha in eastern India provide work skills training to about 200,000 young people, including women and members of disadvantaged groups. The project will help trainees learn skills in priority sectors, including manufacturing, construction and services. About 80% of the state's youthful workforce is employed in the informal sector because of low skills.

Project Details

Project Officer
Chong, Fook Yen South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Modality
  • Loan
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Odisha Skill Development Project
Project Number 46462-003
Country India
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3539-IND: Odisha Skill Development Project
Ordinary capital resources US$ 85.00 million
TA 9330-IND: Odisha Skill Development Project
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 2.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education / Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description The proposed project will help the government improve the employability, productivity, and income of its working-age population by enhancing the states capacity to supply high-quality, market-responsive skills training. These training programs are in line with the states development strategies in priority sectors such as manufacturing, construction, and services (e.g., healthcare and automotive). The project design incorporates emerging national and international good practices, including lessons learned. These lessons include (i) linking training programs with employers before training begins, (ii) incentivizing the private sector to develop a sustainable training model for the manufacturing sector, and (iii) investing in quality assurance systems through knowledge partnerships with national and international knowledge partners.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Odisha aims to train 1 million people by the end of the Twelfth Five-Year Plan in 2017. However, the capacity and quality of existing training programs are far from sufficient to meet this target. The state has trained only about 330,000 people in the last 2 years and now aims to train about 800,000 people by 2019. Odisha's current skills development system faces several constraints: (i) the skills ecosystem is fragmented, with weak institutional coordination; (ii) training capacity is insufficient to meet the five-year plan target, and the geographic spread of training institutions is uneven; (iii) the quality and relevance of training is inadequate due to outdated curricula and equipment, and a shortage of industry-experienced trainers, especially at industrial training institutes (ITIs); (iv) employer linkages with training programs are weak, and a reliable labor market information system is lacking; (v) a robust quality assurance system must be developed to benchmark training institutions to international standards; (vi) mentoring institutions to transform ITIs into more effective institutions are lacking; and (vii) viable training models are needed for higher-cost, capital-intensive manufacturing.

Recognizing the growing importance of skills training, the government established an autonomous implementation institution, the Odisha Skill Development Society, in 2015. However, due to the limited focus of this institution, in December 2016 the government established the Odisha Skill Development Authority (OSDA) to bring together all skills training programs under one strongly coordinated entity, headed by an eminent industry leader. By merging the OSEM and Odisha Skill Development Society with OSDA, the government aims to streamline existing institutional arrangements and enhance OSDA's capacity to meet skill-building targets and influence broader state policy. OSDA has three priorities: (i) to enhance the ITIs capacity; (ii) to accelerate training capacity by establishing eight new advanced skills training institutes (ASTIs); and (iii) to scale-up short-term, employability-related training through private providers.

The project reflects the priorities of the country partnership strategy, 2013-2017 for India, which reinforces India's efforts to achieve inclusive growth and recognizes education, especially vocational training, as a new sector in the India operations of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). The project is aligned with the Midterm Review of Strategy 2020, which emphasizes the need for ADB to expand lending for post-basic education and vocational training to develop human capital, and facilitate public private partnerships to leverage results. Odisha will be the third state to receive ADB support for skills development, after the states of Meghalaya and Kerala where ADB is supporting two projects. Given the weak institutional capacity for implementation in Odisha, the project has adopted a regular project investment modality with significant provision for capacity development support to OSDA.

Impact Unemployment and underemployment rates for female and male youth (aged 15- 34) reduced by 2025
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Skills and employment in the priority sectors for the working-age population increased
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Equitable access to market-responsive skills development programs increased

Quality and relevance of skills development programs improved

Skills ecosystem strengthened

Institutional capacity strengthened

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Odisha
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples B
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects Environment is categorized B. Required documentation including Initial Environment Examination is being finalized in accordance with Safeguard Policy Statement 2009.
Involuntary Resettlement Involuntary resettlement is categorized C. Required documentation including Resettlement Framework is being finalized in accordance with Safeguard Policy Statement 2009.
Indigenous Peoples Indigenous peoples is categorized B. Required documentation including Indigenous Peoples Planning Framework and Indigenous People's Plan are being finalized in accordance with Safeguard Policy Statement 2009.
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Consultation has been made with public and private institutions involved in skills development in and outside of Odisha. Consultations have also been made with potential beneficiary groups during project design.
During Project Implementation To be identified during project design
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

Project Management Consultants (PMC), Program Management Team (Consulting firm) to

promote and facilitate self-employment, Quality Assurance Consultants, Internal Audit

Consultants, Consultants to Conduct Various Studies and will be recruited in accordance with

ADBs Guidelines on the Use of Consultants, 2013, as amended from time to time.

Procurement

Procurement under the project includes procurement of civil works for construction of 6 ASTIs

and hostels and training workshops at 30 spoke-ITIs; and procurement of goods for laboratory

and workshop equipment (skill training), computers, and furniture and furnishings. ADB

standard bidding document and NCB procurement procedures in accordance with ADB's

Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time) will be used for the procurement

of goods/equipment and civil works construction.

Responsible ADB Officer Chong, Fook Yen
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division India Resident Mission
Executing Agencies
Skill Development and Technical Education Department
[email protected]
Odisha State Secretariat, Sachivalaya
Marg, Unit-2 Bhubaneswar, Odisha-751001
Timetable
Concept Clearance 10 Oct 2014
Fact Finding 01 Jun 2015 to 12 Jun 2015
MRM 27 Jan 2017
Approval 21 Jun 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 24 Sep 2018

Loan 3539-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Jun 2017 03 Dec 2018 28 Jan 2019 31 Dec 2022 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 193.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 85.00 21 Jun 2017 3.87 0.00 5%
Counterpart 108.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 21 Jun 2017 0.00 0.00 0%

TA 9330-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Jun 2017 - - 30 Jun 2019 30 Jun 2021 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 2,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,000,000.00 21 Jun 2017 0.00

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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
Odisha Skill Development Project: Draft Initial Environmental Examination Report (April 2017) Initial Environmental Examination Apr 2017
Odisha Skill Development Project: Draft Indigenous Peoples Plan (April 2017) Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Apr 2017
Odisha Skill Development Project: Draft Environmental Assessment Review Framework (April 2017) Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Apr 2017
Odisha Skill Development Project: Draft Indigenous Peoples Plan Indigenous Peoples Plans/Indigenous Peoples Development Plans Jan 2017
Odisha Skill Development Project: Draft Initial Environmental Examination Report Initial Environmental Examination Jan 2017
Odisha Skill Development Project: Draft Environmental Assessment Review Framework Environmental Assessment and Review Framework Jan 2017

Evaluation Documents See also: Independent Evaluation

None currently available.

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Environmental Expert for Odisha Skill Development Project Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Feb 2019 23 Feb 2019
Gender Expert for Odisha Skill Development Project Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Feb 2019 23 Feb 2019
Social Safeguard Expert for Odisha Skill Development Project Individual - Consulting Closed 17 Feb 2019 23 Feb 2019
HR - Headhunting and Recruitment Expert for Odisha Skill Development Project Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Feb 2019 22 Feb 2019
HR - Advertisement and Screening Expert for Odisha Skill Development Project Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Feb 2019 22 Feb 2019
HR Expert for Odisha Skill Development Project Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Feb 2019 22 Feb 2019
HR - Recruitment Specialist for Odisha Skill Development Project Individual - Consulting Closed 16 Feb 2019 22 Feb 2019
Loan No. 3539-IND: Odisha Skill Development Project [Package 3 and Package 12] Invitation for Bids Closed 19 Nov 2018 22 Feb 2019
Loan No. 3539-IND: Odisha Skill Development Project [Packages 1,2,4,5, and 11] Invitation for Bids Closed 19 Nov 2018 22 Feb 2019
IND: Odisha Skills Development Project Advance Notice Archived 18 Jul 2016

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan