Guizhou Vocational Education Development Program (ADB-48101-003)

  • China
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Dec 8, 2015
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Government of People's Republic of China
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  • Education and Health
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$ 150.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1,610.00 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 3, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 29, 2016

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Project Description

The proposed Asian Development Bank (ADB) assistance will support the Guizhou Provincial Government (GPG) to improve the quality of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in the province, and to make TVET more relevant to employers’ needs. Developing high-quality TVET is a GPG priority for expanding and developing the provincial workforce to facilitate continued inclusive economic growth, reduce rural poverty, and to improve the employment prospects of young workers seeking jobs.

ADB financing will add value by incentivizing improvements in TVET quality and capacity, particularly through teacher training, development of competency based curriculum, modernized training facilities, and system-wide sharing of TVET reforms. ADB’s convening power to bring international experience in using RBL to promote sector reform, knowledge sharing and dissemination of lessons learned is highly valued by the PRC and Guizhou governments. This approach for using and strengthening country systems is appreciated and is already being proposed for additional programs in the PRC


Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Government of China US$ 1,340 million

Contact Information

Guizhou Provincial Government (EA)
No 43, Zhongshan West Road, Guiyang city, 550003
Guizhou Province, PRC

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