50394-001: Skills for Competitiveness Project | Asian Development Bank

Cambodia: Skills for Competitiveness Project

Sovereign (Public) Project | 50394-001 Status: Active

This TRTA is to prepare the ensuing project which aims to support the national priority of modernizing and transforming Cambodia's industrial structure from labor-intensive to skills-driven by 2025 per the Industrial Development Policy 2015-2025 (IDP). The proposed outcome is skills and competitiveness of men and women in the industrial labor force improved. Three proposed outputs are; (i) selected five technical training institutes (TTIs) strengthened; (ii) work-based learning in industry promoted; and (iii) innovative financing mechanisms expanded. The project will emphasize diploma level-post secondary technical and vocational education and training (TVET), higher value-added four priority industries (construction, manufacturing, electricity, electronics), industry participation and public-private partnerships, and gender equity.

Project Details

Project Officer
Yamakawa, Yumiko Southeast Asia Department Request for information
Country
  • Cambodia
Sector
  • Education
 
Project Name Skills for Competitiveness Project
Project Number 50394-001
Country Cambodia
Project Status Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 9423-CAM: Skills for Competitiveness Project
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.20 million
Strategic Agendas Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector

Education / Education sector development

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description This TRTA is to prepare the ensuing project which aims to support the national priority of modernizing and transforming Cambodia's industrial structure from labor-intensive to skills-driven by 2025 per the Industrial Development Policy 2015-2025 (IDP). The proposed outcome is skills and competitiveness of men and women in the industrial labor force improved. Three proposed outputs are; (i) selected five technical training institutes (TTIs) strengthened; (ii) work-based learning in industry promoted; and (iii) innovative financing mechanisms expanded. The project will emphasize diploma level-post secondary technical and vocational education and training (TVET), higher value-added four priority industries (construction, manufacturing, electricity, electronics), industry participation and public-private partnerships, and gender equity.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
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 The main stakeholders are the Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, other line ministries to be determined, technical training institutes (i.e. TVET institutions including polytechnics and technical universities), industry, skills councils, workers, special economic zones and industrial parks, among others to be determined. Participation in project design will be through consultation, focus group discussions, collaboration, and other means.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services For the TRTA, ADB engaged a consulting firm and 3 individual consultants in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017) and the associated Project Administration Instructions and Technical Assistance Staff Instructions. The individual consultants (one international and two nationals) are to (i) support the skills development fund pilot and (ii) prepare the project.
Procurement The TRTA will identify civil works and equipment needs for the selected TTIs. To improve project readiness, the TRTA may develop master bidding documents for procurement packages. Advance contracting will be applied to individual consultants to support loan project start-up and safeguards, and a firm for loan project implementation.
Responsible ADB Officer Yamakawa, Yumiko
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training
#3 Russian Federation Blvd
Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia
Timetable
Concept Clearance -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 18 Nov 2017
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 26 Sep 2018

TA 9423-CAM

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
18 Nov 2017 10 Jan 2018 10 Jan 2018 30 Nov 2019 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,200,000.00 18 Nov 2017 215,786.86

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National skills development fund coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 18 May 2018 24 May 2018
Industrial Human Resource Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2017
National skills development fund coordinator Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2017
Natl: Industrial Human Resource Development Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2017
National skills development fund management specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2017
International Skills Development Fund Specialist Individual - Consulting Closed 24 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2017
Project Preparation Firm Package Firm - Consulting Closed 04 Nov 2017 03 Dec 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 9423 09 Mar 2018 FCG International, FIN(FINLAND) in association with Finnish Consulting Group Asia Pte. Ltd(SINGAPORE) PO Box 950,Fl-00601 Helsinki,Osmontie 34 Fl-00610 Helsinki, Finland Fax:+358 104095001/Attn:Mr Paul Paukku,C *** No Executing Agency for this TA *** Consulting Services 705,400.00

Procurement Plan

None currently available.