Facilitating Youth School-to-Work Transition Program, Subprogram 1 (ADB-49117-002)

  • Philippines
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  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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May 23, 2017
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  • Education and Health
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 370.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 370.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jun 25, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Feb 10, 2016

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Project Description

The TA supports the public sector management pillar of the country partnership strategy, 2011–2016 and the employment generation pillar of the draft country operations business plan, 2016–2018. It is designed as part of a programmatic approach to help address part of the youth employment problem. The programmatic approach includes the Increasing Competitiveness for Inclusive Growth Program loan, 3 2011 to 2014, which included measures to promote a competitive labor market, supported by large scale TA to implement the JSP pilot project aimed at testing strategies to help young people find decent employment (footnote 1). These interventions were followed by the TA requested by DOLE to set up the institutional structure for the JSP rollout, to be followed by a sector development program loan called Facilitating Youth School-to-Work Transition, which is planned for delivery in 2016. This will include a project loan for JSP rollout. Previous consultations on plans for a national rollout were held on an intermittent basis from November 2014 to July 2015, and these consultations benefited from previous TA implementation review missions under the JSP pilot project.


Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Department of Finance
DOF Building
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Complex
Roxas Blvd., Manila, Philippines


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