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India: Madhya Pradesh Skills Development Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 48493-001 Status: Closed

The proposed Asian Development Bank loan will reinforce GOMP s efforts to modernize and reform the state s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system so that its workforce can be equipped with the skills required by the growing secondary and tertiary sectors.

Project Details

Project Officer
Sunhwa Lee South Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • India
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Madhya Pradesh Skills Development Project
Project Number 48493-001
Country India
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9253-IND: Madhya Pradesh Skills Development Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 225,000.00
TA 9253-IND: Madhya Pradesh Skills Development Project (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The proposed Asian Development Bank loan will reinforce GOMP s efforts to modernize and reform the state s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system so that its workforce can be equipped with the skills required by the growing secondary and tertiary sectors.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Madhya Pradesh, located in central India, is its sixth largest state in terms of population (72.6 million). Owing to the concerted efforts of the Government of Madhya Pradesh (GOMP) over the past decade, the state s physical infrastructure roads, power, water, and sanitation has improved considerably. Between 2006 and 2012, Madhya Pradesh grew by 9.1% as compared to the Indian economy which grew at 7.8%. Overall poverty declined from 48.6% to 31.6% between 2004- 2005 and 2011- 2012. The state has been attracting private sector investment in sectors such as power, information technology, automotive, textiles, consumer goods, machinery, banking and finance, hospitality, and tourism. The proposed Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan will reinforce GOMP s efforts to modernize and reform the state s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system so that its workforce can be equipped with the skills required by the growing secondary and tertiary sectors. In 2011, around 59% of Madhya Pradesh s population (42 million) was in the working age group of 15 to 59 years. It is estimated that between 2012 and 2022, nearly nine million youth of Madhya Pradesh will enter the workforce. However, the unemployment rate for the 15 to 29 years entry-level working age group in the state is 9%, which is much higher than the average unemployment rate of 3% for entire working age group. As of 2013, 63% of Madhya Pradesh s workforce was employed in the primary sector, 21% in the secondary sector, and only 17% in the tertiary sector, even though they account for 26%, 28%, and 46% respectively of the gross state domestic product. This structural mismatch between the economic and employment profiles of Madhya Pradesh is in part, a reflection of the fact that nearly 90% of the state s workforce does not have access to formal TVET. The majority of the 213 government industrial training institutes (ITIs), which are the backbone of Madhya Pradesh s TVET system, are more than 40 years old. Most of the ITIs have been performing below potential owing to outdated curricula and equipment, absence of regular refresher training for the faculty, inadequate industry engagement, and weak counselling and placement services. GOMP is therefore, emphasizing TVET reform so that it can equip its youth with the skills required to make the transition from primary to secondary and tertiary jobs. The ADB loan will support DTESD in strengthening the state s ITI network in line with the changing needs of the economy. A Global Skills Park will be established in Bhopal, the capital city, so that skilled workers can get internationally recognized certificates and compete for overseas jobs. Selected ITIs will be upgraded comprehensively so that they can impart high-end training in growth sectors. The project will extend the reach of the ITI network to underserved areas of the state, and focus on women, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable groups. It will build the capacity of MPCVET to deliver the mandate of the state Skill Development Mission by ensuring convergence across the training programs being run by other departments, and aligning all training with India s National Skills Qualification Framework. The proposed project reflects the priorities of the India country partnership strategy, 2013 -2017 which aims to reinforce India s efforts towards inclusive growth. As part of India s National Policy on Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, 2015, the Government of India has prioritized modernization and expansion of ITIs and polytechnics, and scaling up of private-sector led vocational training so that 300 million can be skilled by 2022. The project is aligned with the midterm review of Strategy 2020 which emphasizes the need for ADB to focus on post-basic education and TVET to promote human capital development, and facilitate public private partnerships (PPPs) to leverage and improve results.
Impact
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Madhya Pradesh
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

The primary stakeholders and beneficiaries of the project are unemployed and/or out-of-school youth belonging to low-income households, and students studying in government ITIs. Secondary stakeholders include the parents of these youth, students, teachers, and vocational training providers, potential employers, nongovernment organizations (NGOs), and GOMP. Focus group discussions will be conducted in a sample of districts, covering representatives of different stakeholder groups. Youth aspiration surveys and demand assessments will also be undertaken in the areas close to the ITIs that are selected for upgrading under the project.

Local NGOs will be consulted during program design. Their assistance will be taken to organize focus group discussions focusing on the needs, concerns, and aspirations of women and poor students. NGOs will also be involved, as required, in designing and implementing counselling and training programs for livelihood and entrepreneurship development initiatives focusing on the rural and urban poor. Local industry groups will also be consulted to assess the skills needs and employment opportunities, as well as the relevance of ongoing TVET programs.

During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services ADB will engage six individual consultants (four international and three national). The selection and engagement of consulting inputs will be carried out in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).
Procurement Not applicable.
Responsible ADB Officer Sunhwa Lee
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Department of Technical Education, Skill Development and Employment, Government of Madhya Pradesh
Vallabh Bhawan, 5th Floor, Room No 507
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 01 Dec 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2018

TA 9253-IND

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
01 Dec 2016 - 01 Dec 2016 30 Sep 2017 31 Mar 2019 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
975,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 975,000.00 01 Dec 2016 919,091.23

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Madhya Pradesh Skills Development Project - Technical Education Specialist (International) Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Nov 2018 30 Nov 2018
Madhya Pradesh Skills Development Project - Skills Program and Planning Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Sep 2018 28 Sep 2018
Madhya Pradesh Skills Development Project - Procurement Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Sep 2018 28 Sep 2018
Madhya Pradesh Skills Development Project - TVET Management Information/Institutional Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 22 Sep 2018 28 Sep 2018
Madhya Pradesh Skills Development Project - Master Trainer in Precision Engineering Individual - Consulting Closed 09 Jun 2018 15 Jun 2018
Skills Program and Planning Specialist (intl) Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Mar 2018 07 Mar 2018
TVET Management Information/Institutional Development Specialist (natl) Individual - Consulting Closed 01 Mar 2018 07 Mar 2018
Procurement Specialist (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 21 Nov 2017 27 Nov 2017
Demand Analysis for MP SDP Firm - Consulting Closed 30 Sep 2017 14 Oct 2017
Architect/Civil Engineer (National) Individual - Consulting Closed 12 Sep 2017 18 Sep 2017
Skills Program and Development Specialist (Intl) Individual - Consulting Closed 08 Aug 2017 14 Aug 2017
Agriculture Specialist (Intl) Individual - Consulting Closed 02 Aug 2017 10 Aug 2017

Contracts Awarded

Contract Title Approval Number Contract Date Contractor Contractor Address Executing Agency Contract Description Total Contract Amount (US$) Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)
Project Preparatory Technical Assistance 9253 01 Feb 2018 PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited, IND(INDIA) #8-2-293/82/A/1131A; Road No. 36, Jubile derabad, India/Andhra Pradesh 500 034 In 17th Flr,Bldg10,TowerC,DLF Cyber City Gu Dept of Technical Education & Skill Devt, GoMP Consulting Services 110,343.00

Procurement Plan

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