Second Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project (ADB-42278-024)

  • Laos
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Oct 18, 2016
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Lao People's Democratic Republic, Ministry of Education and Sports
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Grant Amount (USD)
$ 25.00 million
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 26, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Nov 9, 2016

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Project Description

According to ADB website, ADB is working with the Lao People's Democratic Republic to increase opportunities for young women to access technical and vocational education. The project is providing training for women who want to work in traditionally male occupations.

The project will continue to support efforts to realign technical and vocational education and training (TVET) with current and future labor market needs by (i) upgrading teaching and learning environments at eight vocational colleges, (ii) strengthening teachers’ competencies to deliver student-centered practical training in skill areas that are in demand, and (iii) improving the management of colleges and fostering an environment that demonstrates the principles of entrepreneurship and promotes involvement of companies and communities in TVET. The project will increase poor and disadvantaged students’ access to TVET through targeted direct stipends and more dormitory spaces at colleges. The project will also undertake TVET promotion measures to improve the public image of TVET and enhance understanding of TVET products and services among youth, their parents, and communities.

This project is associated to two closed projects (ADB-42278-012 and ADB-42278-023).

Investment Description

Contact Information

Project Officer: Thomas, Elaine C.
Southeast Asia Department
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.


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