Strengthening Higher Engineering Education (ADB-45192-003)

  • Nepal
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Dec 16, 2015
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 0.80 million
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Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 2, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Sep 20, 2016

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Project Description


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.


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.

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)

TA 9053-NEP: Strengthening Higher Engineering Education
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 800,000.00

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Responsible ADB Officer Song, Gi Soon
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Human and Social Development Division, SARD
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Education
Sano Thimi
Kathmandu, Nepal