Preparing Youth for the Workplace Sector Development Program (ADB-48431-002)

  • Myanmar
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Jun 19, 2015
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Government of Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Ministry of Education
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 2.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 9, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 30, 2016

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Project Description

According to ADB website, through ongoing technical assistance projects (TAs), ADB has assisted the government in defining key priorities for reforming and strengthening secondary education subsector (SES) and technical and vocational education and training (TVET), including identifying core priorities for investments that are expected to be included in the National Education Strategic Plan. The TA will:

1.Review the situation and gap analysis of SES and TVET supported by ADB as part of the Comprehensive Education Sector Review and other ongoing TA, and conduct more detailed assessment of institutional capacity dimensions relevant to the proposed project
2. Support finalization of the scope of proposed project investments, with a focus on development of capacity development programs as well as planning for procurements of civil works, equipment, and materials required during the project's early stages
3. Conduct due diligence including analysis of governance and procurement capacity dimensions as well as conflict sensitivity, and provide related support
4. Prepare gender and ethnic group action plans and a communication plan to support reforms
5. Determine detailed implementation arrangements and prepare the project administration manual to guide overall implementation of the proposed project
6. After project approval, provide capacity building and hands-on support to ensure rapid project start-up.

Note: The project being formulated with support under this technical assistance has been renamed "Equipping Youth for Employment Project" (with pre-approval reference number 48431-003), versus the original indicative title "Preparing Youth for the Workplace Sector Development Program.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Includes supplementary funding amounting to US$1.00 million (Technical Assistance Special Fund)

Contact Information

Project Officer: Spohr, Christopher A.
Southeast Asia Department, ADB
No contact information provided at the time of disclosure.


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