Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date
PDS Updated as of 22 May 2011

Project Name Restructuring of Technical Education and Vocational Training System Project
Country Pakistan
Project/Program Number 36654-012
Status Closed
Geographical Location
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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 Assistance4048Technical Assistance Special Fund150

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The main objective of the Project is to improve the quality and relevance of skills training programs to build a high quality workforce and address the issues of skills mismatch and unemployment among rural and urban youths by monitoring labor market demands and providing job placement services. Special attention will be given to women and rural poor. The Project has the following five components: - quarterly labor market surveys - curriculum revision and staff development according to the needs of industries and communities - evaluation of training institutes and their restructuring to best suit to the needs -rehabilitation of buildings and procurement of needed equipment - provision of career guidance and job placement services. The main output will be the feasibility study report of the proposed investment project. In addition, a sample labor market survey will be conducted to determine the needs of industries and restructuring plan of 72 training institutes will be drafted. As a result of the TA study, the Government will be able to know the labor market demands, ways and means of restructuring the training institutes, and benefits of the investment proejct.

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 01
Consulting Services
A team of 1 international consultant and 2 domestic consultants will be recruited to provide specialist services, totalling 7 person-months. International consultants include (i) technical education specialist cum team leader (2 person-months) and the domestic consultants include financial analyst for 3 person-months, and social development specialist for 2 person-months.
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 06 Dec 2002
Fact-finding 04 Nov 2002 to 12 Nov 2002
Management Review Meeting
Approval 18 Dec 2002


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 4048 18 Dec 2002 18 Dec 2002 31 Jul 2003 31 Aug 2003


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 4048 150 150 126 24 126 24

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer (
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Urban Development and Water Division, CWRD
Executing Agencies Technical Education and Vocational Training Agency
Mr. Nazir-ullah Khan, Project Director


Project Website
List of Project Documents