The project preparatory TA will (i) support the government to set strategic directions and to design the investment project in a participatory manner, (ii) develop technical and financial partnership with development partners and selected institutes overseas, (iii) undertake thorough due diligence including development of appropriate implementation support, and (iv) ensure project readiness.
PROJECT RATIONALE AND LINKAGE TO COUNTRY/REGIONAL STRATEGY
Strengthening higher engineering education (HEE) project aims at improved quality and relevance of skills acquired by graduates to better respond to labor market needs. Government's Approach Paper to the Thirteenth Plan (2013-2016) emphasized strategic goal to achieve job-centered, poverty-reducing, sustainable, and broad-based economic growth. Skilled labor force is urgently required in various sectors for the country's medium and long-term economic development. The project was fully consistent with Nepal's country partnership strategy, and was included in the country business operations plan in 2015-2017.
Consultancy service will expected in the project. Packages will be developed during the project preparation.
Procurement of goods and works will be expected in the project. Packages will be developed during the project preparation.
TA 9053-NEP: Strengthening Higher Engineering Education
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF ADB
The Accountability Mechanism is an independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by an Asian Development Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Accountability Mechanism, they may investigate to assess whether the Asian Development Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can learn more about the Accountability Mechanism and how to file a complaint at: http://www.adb.org/site/accountability-mechanism/main
Responsible ADB Officer Song, Gi Soon
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Ministry of Education