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Skills for Employment (formerly Nonformal Education Development Project)

July 10, 2014

Project Number : 42466-013 Status : Active Country : Bangladesh Sector/subsector classification: Education/ Technical and vocational education and training The impact of the sep will be increased employment and income of graduates of the skills development system. the outcome of the project will be increased access, quality, inclusiveness and responsiveness of the skills development system. the indicative outputs are summarized below: output 1: policy, institutional and operational reforms the sep will support prioritized and selective key reforms of the new policy framework. the following areas will be considered during design: (i) establishment of a bangladesh skills development fund (bsdf) to finance enterprise based training and private management of public institutions; (ii) support iscs in selected economic sectors to develop and implement skills strategies like energy, ready-made garments, and maritime technology; (iii) set and package skills standards into gender sensitive training pathways; (iv) develop strategies to improve productivity and opportunities in the informal sector, including increased opportunities for underprivileged and women; and (v) implementation of ntvqf and recognition of prior learning, allowing vertical and horizontal mobility, including linkages with universities and credit transfer. output 2: providing demand driven skills development programs. the sep will provide demand driven skills development by increasing the participation of enterprises in quality assured skills development and delivery. providers that have demonstrated scalable or replicable models will be supported. the design will consider: (i) strengthening iscs and training institutions in selected sectors, like energy, ready-made garments, and maritime technology; (ii) supporting apprenticeships and other enterprise based training; (iii) training to improve performance of the informal sector; (iv) establishing new training institutions within a public private partnership (ppp) framework and or contracting out private management of public institutions; (v) strengthening exceptional ngo training providers via an endowment fund; and (vi) developing flexible approaches to skills formation through partnerships with industry, including programs targeted at underprivileged and women. output 3: effective planning, program management and coordination. the project will target support to strengthen governance and management systems to ensure policy objectives can be realized. programs considered are (i) targeted social marketing programs, (ii) strengthening labor market information and analysis, (iii) strengthened financial management for results-based financing, (iv) program and provider quality assurance and accreditation, (v) rigorous professional development for management, administrators and teacher staff; (vi) monitoring, evaluation, including impact evaluations and tracer studies.

Project completion date : 2015-06-12 12:00:00

Major organization : MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

Address : Bangladesh

Country :Bangladesh

Financier : Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Financier address : Asian Development Bank South Asia Department Human and Social Development Division, SARD Attn: Rudi Louis Hendrikus Van Dael (

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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