49308-001: Guangxi Modern Technical and Vocational Education and Training Development Program | Asian Development Bank

China, People's Republic of: Guangxi Modern Technical and Vocational Education and Training Development Program

Sovereign (Public) Project | 49308-001 Status: Closed

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is located in southwestern part of the People's Republic of China (PRC) along the maritime belt, and sharing a long border with Viet Nam. In March 2015, President Xi Jinping urged Guangxi to become the PRC's pathway to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a new strategic pivot in southwest and central part of the PRC's opening up, and a dynamic portal connecting the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (Belt and Road Initiative). The Belt and Road Initiative extends PRC's opening-up frontiers to western part of the PRC and the border regions, making Guangxi a direct beneficiary. Ranking 27 out of 31 provinces in the PRC, Guangxi is among the poorer with a per capita gross domestic product (GDP) of about CNY35,000 in 2015 (70% of the national per capita GDP). Guangxi has the largest ethnic minority population in the PRC, comprising 11 ethnic groups and making up 38% of a total population of about 55.2 million in 2015.

Project Details

Project Officer
Maruyama, Asako East Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • China, People's Republic of
Modality
  • Technical Assistance
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Guangxi Modern Technical and Vocational Education and Training Development Program
Project Number 49308-001
Country China, People's Republic of
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9096-PRC: Guangxi Modern Technical and Vocational Education and Training Development Program
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector

Education / Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is located in southwestern part of the People's Republic of China (PRC) along the maritime belt, and sharing a long border with Viet Nam. In March 2015, President Xi Jinping urged Guangxi to become the PRC's pathway to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a new strategic pivot in southwest and central part of the PRC's opening up, and a dynamic portal connecting the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (Belt and Road Initiative). The Belt and Road Initiative extends PRC's opening-up frontiers to western part of the PRC and the border regions, making Guangxi a direct beneficiary. Ranking 27 out of 31 provinces in the PRC, Guangxi is among the poorer with a per capita gross domestic product (GDP) of about CNY35,000 in 2015 (70% of the national per capita GDP). Guangxi has the largest ethnic minority population in the PRC, comprising 11 ethnic groups and making up 38% of a total population of about 55.2 million in 2015. A significant 12.6% (compared to 6.1% national average), or 6.95 million, of the population lives below the national poverty line (CNY2,300/year). However, it is also among the fastest growing economies averaging 10% growth over the last 3 years.

In line with the PRC's strategy to accelerate development in the south and western regions, Guangxi has pursued an integrated regional development program focused on poverty alleviation, urbanization, agricultural modernization, and industrial transformation and upgrading. Guangxi will use the opportunity of the Belt and Road Initiative to promote interconnectivity and further opening up with Southeast Asia. The Guangxi government aims to strengthen its economic and social positioning to emerge as one of the most important economic regions in southwestern part of the PRC, leading in modern agriculture, diversified industrial growth, and increased regional cooperation.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy To fill the demand for highly skilled labor in priority and emerging industries, Guangxi has identified human resource development, and particularly a modernized technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system, as one of its top priorities. Guangxi faces a shortage of highly skilled workers, both because of new emerging occupations and also with a legacy of many Guangxi workers having migrated to neighboring Guangdong. Further, while Guangxi has a vast TVET system, it is characterized with outdated training facilities, equipment and curriculum, low quality of teaching, insufficient links with industry, and weak capacity of TVET institutions to carry out quality learning reforms to come up to national standards. Guangxi has developed a five-year Modern Vocational Education System Development Plan for Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (2015- 2020) to build a multi- and high-level skilled workforce. The structure of Guangxi's TVET modernization plan is wide-ranging to bring comprehensive improvements in TVET, and will need to be rationalized to bring selectivity and focus with a robust results framework.
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 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
Responsible ADB Officer Maruyama, Asako
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Urban and Social Sectors Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Guangxi Education Department
City Ping'an, Qinghai Haidong
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 18 Apr 2016
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 21 Sep 2017

TA 9096-PRC

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Apr 2016 10 May 2016 10 May 2016 30 Apr 2017 31 Aug 2017 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
500,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 550,000.00 18 Apr 2016 455,565.15

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Tenders

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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 9096 09 Dec 2016 AECOM Asia Company Limited, Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China) in Association with AECOM Ltd., PRC (China, People's Republic of) 9/F, GRAND CENTRAL PLAZA, TOWER 2, 138 SHATIN RURAL COMMITTEE RD. SHATIN, NEW TERRITORIES, HONG KONG Guangxi Education Department 358600

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