Project Data Sheet

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program: Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 09 Jan 2007

Project Name Skills Development
Country Papua New Guinea
Project/Program Number 29637-012
Status Approved
Geographical Location Papua New Guinea
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 Assistance2981-0

Safeguard Categories

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Environment C

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


To identify the needs for skills in the formal and informal sectors and assess institutional constraints and to develop a project with appropriate interventions at the policy, institutional, and resources levels to support: (i) increasing productivity of the workforce and (ii) building capacity of training institutions. The TA will cover the entire country and prepare policy reform recommendation, investment proposals, project implementation plans and social assessment.

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 Jan 10
Consulting Services
About 21 person-months of consulting services will be required.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance
Fact-finding 01 Nov 1997 to 07 Nov 1997
Management Review Meeting
Approval 09 Jan 1998


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 2981 09 Jan 1998 01 Apr 1998 01 Apr 1998 30 Jun 1999


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 2981 500 500 402 98 402 98

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Jaehoon Yoo (
Responsible ADB Department Pacific Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Pacific Operations Division
Executing Agencies Office of Planning and Implementation
Mr. Joe Demas, First Asst. Secretary, DNPI


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