Policy and Planning for Skills Development in Secondary Education (ADB-49178-001)

  • Timor-Leste
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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
Dec 3, 2015
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Government of Timor-Leste
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  • Education and Health
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 1.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 3, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 29, 2016

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Project Description

The TA aims to support the Government of Timor-Leste in strengthening the skills base of its human resources by improving access to quality and equity of technical education. The Timor-Leste Strategic Development Plan (SDP) 2011 -2030 recognizes education and training as key to improving life opportunities of growing numbers of young Timorese and sustaining the country's economic development goals.

The TA will contribute to the country's education sector outcomes by helping the Ministry of Education develop implementation strategies to expand skills development at secondary level. The strategy intends to equip young people with quality learning and practical work-ready skills that are relevant to labor market and community needs.

Increased number of technical secondary school graduates with improved practical skills and learning outcomes (National Education Strategic Plan, 2011 to 2030)

The TA will finance approximately a total of 54 person-months of consulting services, including (i) 22 person-months of international consultants and (ii) 32 person-months of national consultants.

Investment Description

Contact Information

Ministry of Education

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