A comprehensive skills strategy for the Republic of Uzbekistan. At the policy level it will formulate an inter-ministerial working system for forecasting skills needs and the contribution of the education sector to a balanced and inclusive labor market. At the practical level, it will contribute to improvement of the overall situation of the labor market and regional competitiveness in the three pilot regions [Navoi, Tashkent (Angren) and Andijan] through developing and piloting capacity building activities and on-the-job skills development activities with government agencies, firms and the participation of regional human resources.
|Project Name||Skills Strategies for Industrial Modernization and Inclusive Growth|
|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
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Education / Education sector development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Gender equity|
|Description||A comprehensive skills strategy for the Republic of Uzbekistan. At the policy level it will formulate an inter-ministerial working system for forecasting skills needs and the contribution of the education sector to a balanced and inclusive labor market. At the practical level, it will contribute to improvement of the overall situation of the labor market and regional competitiveness in the three pilot regions [Navoi, Tashkent (Angren) and Andijan] through developing and piloting capacity building activities and on-the-job skills development activities with government agencies, firms and the participation of regional human resources.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The government is aligning its policies and strategies to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). To foster skills and decent jobs for industrial modernization and inclusive growth, five SDGs to which this TA can contribute are relevant: quality education (SDG4), decent work and economic growth (SDG8), reduced inequality (SDG10), sustainable cities and communities (SDG11), and partnerships for the goals (SDG17). The TA will develop policy design capacity to pursue the SDG targets to ensure that we do not develop an economy that is not inclusive of the more disadvantaged.|
|Impact||Skills developed and decent jobs for disadvantaged groups|
|Description of Outcome||Framework for a more effective and relevant skills development system that supports industrial modernization and inclusive growth|
|Progress Toward Outcome||Skills survey conducted in Navoi, Andijan and Angren from 1 to 23 February 2018. The sample size is 150 interviewees from small and medium enterprises. Results are being analysed by TA consultants. The technical issues related to the skills survey results will be presented on Mid-term review workshop on 16 March 2018.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Skills demand and supply identified and analyzed in three geographic areas: Navoi region, Angren district of Tashkent region and Andijan region.
Skills monitoring system to address emerging jobs designed and pilot program established.
Possible reform and program design options to improve the skills development system identified and assessed
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||
Initial sector assessment was presented in Interim Report. But TVET sector is undergoing structural reforms, based on the President Resolution No. 3504 dated 3 February, that may impact the output.
A draft of the survey questionnaire was prepared by TA team and approved by EA in October 2017. Survey interviewers were trained. Questionnaires translated into Uzbek and Russian languages. Initial request for concurrence to conduct survey was sent to the Government in Oct 2017. No reply was received. This request was resubmitted in January 2018 and concurrence was granted. Survey was conducted in February 2018.
Consultants started analysis of raw survey data. The technical issues related to the skills survey results will be presented on Mid-term workshop on 16 March 2018. TA team will present the final report containing methodology to perform skills analysis, skills monitoring model and recommendations to improve skills development system during the final mission.
Qualitative analysis of the delivery of skills by educational institutions and private organizations is incorporated in the TVET Sector Assessment.
|Geographical Location||Andijan, Angren, Navoiy|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design|
|During Project Implementation||Focal Group discussions in three pilot areas conducted in September 2017. Round-table to discuss TAs preliminary findings in respect of challenges facing skills development in Uzbekistan was conducted in January 2018. Two workshops aimed at building capacity of government officials, development partners, and private sector participants conducted on 18 January (on labour market and skills monitoring) and 22-23 January 2018 (on improving the quality and relevance of the skills imparted by the TVET system in Uzbekistan).|
|Consulting Services||ADB will recruit consulting services to organize the business survey, workshops, planning for training programs, and monitoring activities. The consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with the Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time).|
|Procurement||It is expected that tablets will be procured using shopping procedures for the capi survey methodology.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||LaRocque, Norman I.A.|
|Responsible ADB Department||Central and West Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||CWSS|
Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations
15, Mirobod Str.,
Tashkent, 100100, Republic of Uzbekistan
|Concept Clearance||04 Nov 2016|
|Fact Finding||12 Oct 2016 to 14 Oct 2016|
|Approval||05 Dec 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||09 Mar 2018|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|05 Dec 2016||03 Jan 2017||03 Jan 2017||31 Jan 2018||01 Jun 2018||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|0.00||900,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||900,000.00||05 Dec 2016||206,081.32|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Skills Strategies for Industrial Modernization and Inclusive Growth: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2016|
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|Tender Title||Type||Status||Posting Date||Deadline|
|National Coordinator||Individual - Consulting||Closed||07 Jul 2017||27 Jul 2017|
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