Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 20 Jul 2009

Project Name Strengthening Management Capacity and Improving Quality of TESD
Country Philippines
Project/Program Number 23229-022
Status Approved
Geographical Location Nationwide.
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Education
Subsector Technical Education and Vocational Skills Training
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance3482-0

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The TA will assist the Government in strengthening management capacity of TESDA and a network of regional and provincial institutions including LGUs to enable them to provide effective leadership and support to both public and private institutions. The TA will contribute directly to the improvement of the quality of TESD programs, which in turn will produce qualified skilled workforce for higher productivity thus enhancing the country's competitiveness in the global market. The TA consists of three major components: (i) strengthening management capacity of TESDA and its network of regional and provincial institutions and LGUs; (ii) improving quality of TESD programs through the development and implementation of accreditation system, quality assurance programs, dual training system, apprenticeship system; and (iii) enhancing employment opportunities of TESD graduates through the institutionalization of career guidance and counseling services, job placement and support services, industry-institution linkages and entrepreneurship development programs in TESDA institutions. (This TA is piggybacked to Technical Education and Skills Development loan)

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Status of Operation / Construction
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Feb 19
Consulting Services
The TA will require a total of 50 person-months of consulting services, including 16 person-months of international consultants and 34 person-months of domestic consultants. The consultants will be selected by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants and other arrangements satisfactory to ADB for the engagement of domestic consultants.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 15 Mar 1999 to 02 Apr 1999
Management Review Meeting
Approval 24 Aug 2000


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 3482 24 Aug 2000 06 Sep 2000 06 Sep 2000 28 Feb 2002 30 Nov 2002


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 3482 775 775 694 81 694 81

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Wendy Duncan (
Responsible ADB Department Southeast Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Human and Social Development Division, SERD
Executing Agencies Technical Education & Skills Dev. Authority(TESDA)
Mr. Edicio de la Torre, Director General


Project Website
List of Project Documents