Papua New Guinea: Improved Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Employment Project

Sovereign Project | 53083-001

The project will assist the government in implementing reforms to strengthen the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system and to prepare students to be more competitive and responsive to employment and industry demands. It will focus on construction trades and agriculture programs in 10 TVET colleges identified by the government as centers of excellence, which will serve as models for subsequent reforms to other TVET colleges in the country.

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Carandang, Ninebeth S.
    Pacific Department
    Request for information
  • Approval Date
    29 November 2022
  • Country/Economy
    Papua New Guinea
  • Sector
    • Education
Project Name Improved Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Employment Project
Project Number 53083-001
Country / Economy Papua New Guinea
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Grant
Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Grant 0866-PNG: Improved Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Employment
Government of Australia US$ 10.69 million
Loan 4263-PNG: Improved Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Employment
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 50.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Education / Technical and vocational education and training

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Effective gender mainstreaming
Description The project will assist the government in implementing reforms to strengthen the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system and to prepare students to be more competitive and responsive to employment and industry demands. It will focus on construction trades and agriculture programs in 10 TVET colleges identified by the government as centers of excellence, which will serve as models for subsequent reforms to other TVET colleges in the country.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Papua New Guinea (PNG) is a lower middle-income country, with gross national income per capita at about $2,460 in 2020._The Asian Development Bank (ADB) estimates that the extreme poverty rate declined to 27.3% in 2018, but may have risen again to about 30% with the effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The prospects for economic growth in PNG have been affected by weak mining and petroleum output and the prolonged impacts of COVID-19. However, an improved outlook for the extractive industries should boost gross domestic product (GDP) growth in 2022._GDP growth is forecast at 3.4% in 2022 and 4.6% in 2023,_although the persistence of COVID-19, aggravated by a low vaccination rate and emerging variants, threatens the projected gradual recovery. The demand for technical graduates by larger agricultural employers is growing as the mechanisation and sophistication of production techniques increases. The construction industry contributes about 12% of formal employment opportunities,_and substantial investments in infrastructure have increased demand for skills. While ADB classifies PNG as fragile and conflict-affected, the country identifies itself as a small island developing state.
Impact

Unemployment rates for female and male youth reduced (1524 years old) by 2030

Project Outcome
Description of Outcome

Selected TVET colleges strengthened to provide programs that are relevant and responsive to labor market needs in priority sectors

Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

TVET college governance and management strengthened

High-quality TVET teacher training provided

Curriculum for demand-driven TVET programs developed

Gender-responsive TVET infrastructure and equipment established

National TVET governance and industry links developed

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location Nation-wide
Safeguard Categories
Environment B
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
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services Procurement will prioritize civil works and goods packages as well as consulting activities for Bougainville Technical College. Consulting services will include needs assessment and advisory support that will prioritize Bougainville Technical College.
Procurement Strategic procurement planning was used to design the project procurement strategy and procurement plan. Carefully prepared multiple civil works and goods procurement packages maximize value for money. The contracts for eight civil works packages are proposed using standard bidding documents for small works, which will result in higher efficiency in total time spent on procurement, and in lower civil works design costs. Procurement and consultant recruitment will follow the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and Procurement Regulations for ADB Borrowers (2017, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Carandang, Ninebeth S.
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Division PASP
Executing Agencies
Department of Treasury
Timetable
Concept Clearance 19 Sep 2019
Fact Finding 14 Feb 2022 to 03 Mar 2022
MRM 19 Aug 2022
Approval 29 Nov 2022
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 29 Nov 2022

Grant 0866-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Nov 2022 14 Dec 2022 - 30 Jun 2030 - -
Financing Plan Grant Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 10.69 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 0.00 20 Dec 2022 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 0.00 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 10.69 20 Dec 2022 0.00 0.00 0%

Loan 4263-PNG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
29 Nov 2022 14 Dec 2022 - 30 Jun 2030 - -
Financing Plan Loan Utilization
Total (Amount in US$ million) Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Project Cost 55.70 Cumulative Contract Awards
ADB 50.00 20 Dec 2022 0.00 0.00 0%
Counterpart 5.70 Cumulative Disbursements
Cofinancing 0.00 20 Dec 2022 0.00 0.00 0%

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
National Communications and Community Support Officer Individual - Consulting Active 22 Jan 2023 05 Feb 2023
National Monitoring and Evaluation Officer Individual - Consulting Active 22 Jan 2023 05 Feb 2023
National Financial Accounting and Management Officer Individual - Consulting Active 22 Jan 2023 05 Feb 2023
Project Manager Individual - Consulting Active 22 Jan 2023 05 Feb 2023
National Gender and Social Safeguards Officer Individual - Consulting Active 22 Jan 2023 05 Feb 2023
National Environmental Safeguards Officer Individual - Consulting Active 22 Jan 2023 05 Feb 2023

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found