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ADB TA- 7989-BAN: Skills for Employment Project (SEP)

October, 2012 - September, 2013

Finance Division, Ministry of Finance

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

completed

Description of Project: The Proposed Skills for Employment Project (SEP) will contribute to increased employability and income of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduates by supporting the implementation of two major policy reforms the Government of Bangladesh has recently approved the National Education Policy (NEP, 2010) and the National Skills Development Policy (NSDP, 2011). These policies articulate strategies to reform the skills development system. The NEP aims to reform the education sector, including TVET provision and calls for a major expansion of TVET including extending the apprenticeship system, increasing access to TVET and providing vertical mobility from one TVET level to another. The NEP encourages private management of public TVET institutions to improve quality and access. The NSDP envisions flexible, demand oriented skills development and emphasizes partnerships between government, industry, workers and civil society. The NSDP stipulates quality improvement through.

Description of actual services provided by DPDS in the assignment:

The PPTA (i) analyzed the consequences of the recent Policy reforms and further developed the implementation plans: (ii) operationalized the analysis to project perspective and identified the lessons learned and undertaken a gap analysis of the current projects, identified economic sectors for continued or new support of industry Sector Councils (ISC), identified public private partnership (PPP) opportunities via studies of alternative financial means to stimulate Enterprise Based Training (EBT) and strengthening providers, identified options to support traditional apprenticeships, identified institutional development and capacity development requirements and analyzed governance, fiduciary and institutional risks in the sector and the executing and implementing agencies and identified mitigating actions; and (ii) helped to formulate the Project and prepare key enabling documents.