Timor-Leste: Policy and Planning for Skills Development in Secondary Education
The TA aims to support the Government of Timor-Leste in strengthening the skills base of its human resources by improving access to quality and equity of technical education. The Timor-Leste Strategic Development Plan (SDP) 2011 -2030 recognizes education and training as key to improving life opportunities of growing numbers of young Timorese and sustaining the country's economic development goals.
Davidz-Morato, Elsty Argalane
Southeast Asia Department
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|Project Name||Policy and Planning for Skills Development in Secondary Education|
|Country / Economy||Timor-Leste
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Education / Education sector development - Secondary - Technical and vocational education and training
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The TA aims to support the Government of Timor-Leste in strengthening the skills base of its human resources by improving access to quality and equity of technical education. The Timor-Leste Strategic Development Plan (SDP) 2011 -2030 recognizes education and training as key to improving life opportunities of growing numbers of young Timorese and sustaining the country's economic development goals.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA will contribute to the country's education sector outcomes by helping the Ministry of Education develop implementation strategies to expand skills development at secondary level. The strategy intends to equip young people with quality learning and practical work-ready skills that are relevant to labor market and community needs. The TA is directly aligned with Timor-Leste's Country Partnership Strategy (CPS) 2011-2015 and the draft CPS 2016-2020 which support the country''s inclusive development agenda and capacity development in the sectors of transport, water supply and municipal services, and education and training.|
|Impact||Increased number of technical secondary school graduates with improved practical skills and learning outcomes (National Education Strategic Plan, 2011 to 2030)|
|Description of Outcome||MOE capacity to plan and strengthen quality technical secondary education enhanced|
|Progress Toward Outcome||TA implementation are ongoing.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
1. Learning outcomes and labor market demand for priority skills programs in secondary education assessed
2. Policy and implementation frameworks to expand and improve technical secondary education developed
3. Planning and managerial capacity of MOE and school officials for quality technical education enhanced
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
1. Progress on this output has been achieved. Extensive findings have been summarized in a report which has presented to the Minister and MoE official staff through workshop and working meetings. Student learning assessment were piloted and outcomes shared. Cost-effectiveness of skills programs were studied. Labor market demand for technical schools and other skills programs were conducted. Relevance of curricula, textbooks and teachers' competencies for technical training were also studied. Last, physical facilities and equipment were also assessed.
TA draft final report consist of a complete assessment report include reports from the aforementioned activities were all shared with MoE.
2. Progress of this output is moving forward. Based on the reports developed under Output 1, the consultants formulate policy and implementation frameworks.
Few presentation been made to MoE highlighted the main findings of technical assessments, the recommendations, and solicited inputs from officials on embranchment of pathways forward. Latest, on August 9th, a presentation made to the Hon. Minister of Education on key recommendation ands and they way forward.
MoE must allocate budget for pilot implementation planned to commence from 2019
A technical working group of MoE and INDMO - to work on assessment and certification mechanisms for technical secondary graduates - has been set up and it is currently fully functional
3. Progress on this output is good. Several workshops and meetings have been convened to strengthen understanding of the MoE on strategic matters related to technical education provision.
The study visits of MoE officials to Philippines and Bali, Indonesia was conducted in Sept 2017. The visit to Philippines focused on the underlying policies and management arrangements behind the implementation and operations of the national technical education and assessment system, the study visit in Bali emphasized on the actual operations of the technical secondary school in the competency-based system.
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Key stakeholders such as officias from the Ministry of Education, the Secretariat of State of Professional Training and Employment Policy (SEPFOPE), National Labor Force Development Institute (INDMO), and other relevant agencies will be consulted. School officials, teachers, and students will also be consulted.|
|During Project Implementation||All relevant stakeholders including government officials, school officials, industry representatives, and community leaders will be involved.|
|Consulting Services||The TA will finance approximately a total of 54 person-months of consulting services, including (i) 22 person-months of international consultants and (ii) 32 person-months of national consultants.|
|Procurement||ADB will be responsible for all recruitment of consultants and procurement, in discussion with MOE.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Davidz-Morato, Elsty Argalane|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Timor-Leste Resident Mission|
Ministry of Education
|Concept Clearance||09 Sep 2015|
|Fact Finding||14 Oct 2015 to 23 Oct 2015|
|Approval||03 Dec 2015|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||27 Sep 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|03 Dec 2015||25 Feb 2016||25 Feb 2016||31 Dec 2018||31 Dec 2019||23 Jul 2020|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|1,000,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||1,000,000.00||17 Jun 2022||744,499.19|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Policy and Planning for Skills Development in Secondary Education: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Dec 2020|
|Policy and Planning for Skills Development in Secondary Education: Technical Assistance Consultant’s Report||Consultants' Reports||Dec 2019|
|Policy and Planning for Skills Development in Secondary Education: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2015|
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|Contract Title||Approval Number||Contract Date||Contractor | Address||Executing Agency||Total Contract Amount (US$)||Contract Amount Financed by ADB (US$)|
|Capacity Development||Technical Assistance 9006||07 Nov 2016||E-Gen Consultants, Ltd. (Bangladesh) in Association with Development Planners & Consultants Group (Bangladesh) | 14A CHANDRASHILA-SUVASTU TOWER, 69/1 PANTHAPATH, GREEN ROAD, DHAKA-1205, BANGLADESH||Ministry of Education||676,575.00||—|
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