Azerbaijan : Preparing the Modernizing Vocational Education and Training for Economic Diversification Sector Development Program

Sovereign Project | 54295-002

The proposed sector development program (SDP) will help transform vocational education and training (VET) in Azerbaijan to develop the human capital needed for economic diversification and the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), and promote gender equality.

Project Details

Project Name
Preparing the Modernizing Vocational Education and Training for Economic Diversification Sector Development Program
Project Number
54295-002
Country / Economy
  • Azerbaijan
Project Status
Active
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 6919-AZE: Preparing the Modernizing Vocational Education and Training for Economic Diversification Sector Development Program (MVESDP)
Source Amount
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
TA 6919-AZE: Preparing the Modernizing Vocational Education and Training for Economic Diversification Sector Development Program
Source Amount
Project Preparation and Implementation Support Trust Fund US$ 600,000.00
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP6: Strengthening governance and institutional capacity
Sector / Subsector
  • Education / Education sector development - Technical and vocational education and training

Gender
Gender equity theme
Description
The proposed sector development program (SDP) will help transform vocational education and training (VET) in Azerbaijan to develop the human capital needed for economic diversification and the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), and promote gender equality. The SDP is closely aligned with the Government of Azerbaijan's strategic objective of transforming the country's human capital into a driving force to accelerate sustainable, inclusive, private sector-led, and diversified growth.1 It is also an integral part of the country partnership strategy of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Azerbaijan and its strategic pillar of improving infrastructure and strengthening human capital.2 In addition, the SDP is aligned with ADB's Strategy 2030 and its operational priorities of addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities, accelerating progress in gender equality, and strengthening governance and institutional capacity;3 and with the human development cluster of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Strategy 2030.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy
The proposed program will help the government modernize VET through three outputs: (i) Output 1: Financing of vocational education and training improved; (ii) Output 2: Quality and relevance of vocational education and training strengthened, and (iii) Output 3: Institutional framework of the vocational education and training system strengthened. The PBL will support reforms under all outputs, and the project loan will support outputs 2 and 3.
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
ADB will administer the TA. The MOE be the executing agency, and the Ministry of Finance and SAVE will be the implementing agencies.
During Project Implementation
At the start of TA implementation, MOE will set up a coordination mechanism with other key government agencies involved in VET, such as the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population and its State Employment Agency and the National Labor Market Observatory, Ministry of Economy, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports and its Youth Fund. The Social Sector Division of the Central and West Asia Department (CWSS) will select, supervise, and evaluate consultants engaged under the TA, in consultation and coordination with MOE, MOF, and SAVE. The TA will be implemented from April 2022 to September 2023 to ensure effective program preparation and start-up and enable sufficient time for processing of the final claims of the consultants.

Business Opportunities

Consulting Services
ADB will recruit a team of individual consultants to implement the TA; a senior VET specialist and team leader (national consultant) will manage the team of experts and ensure their timely and quality delivery of the outputs. Individual consultant recruitment is proposed for all positions to facilitate selection of the best combination of experts in the shortest time. As needed, the TA will also use short-term resource persons to provide specific expertise, such as in the subsectors or themes, in which the selected VET centers will be modernized.
Procurement
ADB will engage the consultants following the ADB Procurement Policy (2017, as amended from time to time) and its associated project administration instructions and/or staff instructions.

Contact

Responsible ADB Officer
Haydarov, Aziz K.
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Human and Social Development Sector Office (SG-HSD)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Science and Education

Timetable

Concept Clearance
-
Fact Finding
-
MRM
-
Approval
25 May 2022
Last Review Mission
-
Last PDS Update
25 May 2022

Funding

TA 6919-AZE

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
25 May 2022 17 Jun 2022 17 Jun 2022 30 Sep 2023 31 Dec 2024 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
750,000.00 600,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,350,000.00
Cumulative Disbursements
Date Amount
09 Sep 2023 499,817.92

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Tenders

Tender Title Type Status Posting Date Deadline
Civil engineer Individual - Consulting Closed
Quantity surveyor Individual - Consulting Closed
Education sector specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Social safeguards and gender specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Procurement specialist and deputy team leader Individual - Consulting Closed
Financial management specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Environmental safeguards specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Economist Individual - Consulting Closed
Private sector development specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Private sector development specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
National Financial management specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Procurement specialist Individual - Consulting Closed
Senior education sector specialist (Team Leader) Individual - Consulting Closed
Education sector specialist (VET Classification Consultant) Individual - Consulting Closed

Contracts Awarded

No contracts awarded for this project were found

Procurement Plan

None currently available.