49117-002: Facilitating Youth School-to-Work Transition Program (Subprogram 1) | Asian Development Bank

Philippines: Facilitating Youth School-to-Work Transition Program (Subprogram 1)

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49117-002 Status: Closed

The Asian Development Bank is working with the Philippines to support JobStart, a job skills training program that is being piloted in the capital city of Manila. The project is focused on providing training to “at risk” youth from poor households, most of whom are either high school graduates or people who did not finish college.

Project Details

Project Officer
Hattel, Kelly L. Southeast Asia Department Request for information
  • Philippines
  • Public sector management
Project Name Facilitating Youth School-to-Work Transition Program (Subprogram 1)
Project Number 49117-002
Country Philippines
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3530-PHI: Facilitating Youth School-to-Work Transition Program (Subprogram 1)
Ordinary capital resources US$ 300.00 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Private sector development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Technical and vocational education and training

Public sector management / Economic affairs management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
Impact Wage employment rate for the country's youth increased (Philippine Development Plan, 2017 2022).
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome School-to-work transition period for youth shortened.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Labor market programs made to work better for youth.

Training systems made to work better for youth.

Labor market policies improved for the benefit of youth

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment C
Involuntary Resettlement C
Indigenous Peoples C
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design Extensive consultations were undertaken with key stakeholders and partners during project design, including all the relevant government agencies, key industry associations and development partners.
During Project Implementation
Responsible ADB Officer Hattel, Kelly L.
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector and Trade Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Department of Finance
DOF Building
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex
Roxas Blvd., Manila, Philippines
Concept Clearance 09 Feb 2016
Fact Finding 19 Feb 2016 to 21 Jun 2016
MRM 28 Jun 2016
Approval 23 May 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Sep 2017

Loan 3530-PHI

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
23 May 2017 06 Nov 2017 05 Jan 2018 31 May 2018 - 16 Feb 2018
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 300.00 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 300.00 23 May 2017 300.00 0.00 100%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 23 May 2017 300.00 0.00 100%

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