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Cambodia: Strengthening Capacity Development for National Skills Development

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48126-001 Status: Closed

In line with the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) commitment to human and social development in Cambodia, and as an effort to increase access to and to improve quality of education and training, the proposed TA will strengthen the policy and planning capacity of DGTVET of MLVT, inclusive of establishing partnerships with relevant government agencies and other stakeholders towards development of a National TVET Policy and training fund for skills development that garners support from the private sector.

a. Link to Country Partnership Strategy/Regional Cooperation Strategy:

Project Details

Project Officer
Sophea Mar Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Cambodia
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Strengthening Capacity Development for National Skills Development
Project Number 48126-001
Country Cambodia
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8942-CAM: Strengthening Capacity Development for National Skills Development
Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Gender equity
Description

In line with the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) commitment to human and social development in Cambodia, and as an effort to increase access to and to improve quality of education and training, the proposed TA will strengthen the policy and planning capacity of DGTVET of MLVT, inclusive of establishing partnerships with relevant government agencies and other stakeholders towards development of a National TVET Policy and training fund for skills development that garners support from the private sector.

a. Link to Country Partnership Strategy/Regional Cooperation Strategy:

The TA will assist the Government to improve institutional capacity and financing of DGTVET in responding to the need for skilled workforce development which is critical for Cambodia's economic development. The education and skills development is firmly embedded in the draft ADB's Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2014-2018 and aligned with the Cambodia's Rectangular Strategy for Growth, Employment, Equity and Efficiency, Phase III, and NSDP 2014-2018 and the draft TVET Strategic Plan (2014-2018), under preparation by MLVT.

The proposed TA will complement the ongoing Strengthening Technical Vocational Education and Training (STVET) Project and a proposed TVET Sector Development Program (SDP) to continue the development of a formal TVET system, especially middle-skills training, by (i) strengthening capacity for policy, planning, and TVET institutional management; (ii) facilitating coordination for the development of national TVET policy, which is a policy action under the proposed TVETSDP, and training fund; and (iii) development and implementation gender policy and action plan, which will provide strategic framework for gender inclusive skills development for lifelong employability.

b. Impact

The expected impact will be national strategic direction for skills development achieved.

c. Outcome

The expected outcome will be the strengthened policy and budget planning capacity of DGTVET, MLVT.

d. Outputs

Three key outputs are expected from the proposed TA:

1. Strengthened capacity for resulted-based planning and budgeting development and implementation.

2. Facilitated coordination for the development of National TVET Policy and Training Fund.

3. Developed and implemented Gender Policy and Action Plan.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact The impact of the TA is aligned with the government's NSDP objective for development of high quality and capable human resource to support economic growth and competitiveness of Cambodia.
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved capacity of DGTVET technical departments and TTIs to develop and implement results-based planning and budgeting, and TVET policies
Progress Toward Outcome The ADB conducted the TA progress review mission on 28 November to 2 December 2016. The TA implementation has made very good progress. The Project has produced the expected outputs, and there is no required administrative or technical change between now and the next 6 months except the extension of time-input of the International Financial Management Specialist for further hands-on training and capacity building.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Strengthened results-based planning and budgeting for TVET

2. Strengthened capacity of DGTVET for development of national TVET policy and completion of a feasibility study on training funds

3. Strengthened capacity of DGTVET for development and implementation of DGTVET gender policy and action plan

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

194 officials (21% women), of which 31 officials from DGTVET technical departments, 163 from 38 TTIs, and 2 from MLVT Department of Finance and State Property trained in results-based planning and budgeting.

AOP for 38 TTIs have been developed in September 2016.

DGTVET BSP 2017-2019 was developed based on results-based planning and budgeting approach and is aligned with the government guidelines.

The draft National TVET Policy is being reviewed by Inter-Ministerial Committee. The Policy is expected to be approved by the Government in July- August 2017.

Feasibility study on training funds is completed.

Gender policy and action plan was approved by MLVT in 2016.

Two training workshops on Gender Audit were organized for 66 (44 female) DGTVET and TTI officials.

TOR for OSTG was developed and approved in July 2016.

Geographical Location Nation-wide
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Individual consultants will be recruited in 2nd and 3rd quarters of 2015.
Procurement The TA will use the office equipment and furniture from other ADF-financed project.
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 06 Feb 2015
Fact Finding 09 Mar 2015 to 25 Mar 2015
MRM -
Approval 13 Aug 2015
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Mar 2017

TA 8942-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Aug 2015 10 Sep 2015 10 Sep 2015 31 Jul 2017 30 Sep 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
0.00 1,000,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 13 Aug 2015 766,710.61

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