Skills for Competitiveness Project (ADB-50394-001)

  • Cambodia
Geographic location where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Nation wide
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Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
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Project Status
Stage of the project cycle. Stages vary by development bank and can include: pending, approval, implementation, and closed or completed.
Bank Risk Rating
Environmental and social categorization assessed by the development bank as a measure of the planned project’s environmental and social impacts. A higher risk rating may require more due diligence to limit or avoid harm to people and the environment. For example, "A" or "B" are risk categories where "A" represents the highest amount of risk. Results will include projects that specifically recorded a rating, all other projects are marked ‘U’ for "Undisclosed."
Voting Date
Nov 24, 2017
Date when project documentation and funding is reviewed by the Board for consideration and approval. Some development banks will state a "board date" or "decision date." When funding approval is obtained, the legal documents are accepted and signed, the implementation phase begins.
Government of Cambodia
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Education and Health
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, guarantee, technical assistance, advisory services, equity and fund.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 1.20 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Jul 20, 2020

Disclosed by Bank Oct 23, 2017

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Project Description
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ADB will engage a consulting firm and individual consultants in accordance with ADB Procurement Policy (2017) and the associated Project Administration Instructions and Technical Assistance Staff Instructions. The TA will finance (i) two individual consultants (one international, one national, 2.5 months each) to undertake preliminary analytical work; (ii) a team of consultants to prepare the project engaged through a firm recruited using output terms of reference (TOR) and quality and cost-based selection at a ratio of 90:10; and (iii) three individual consultants to support the skills development fund pilot (12 person months international, 22 person-months each for two national consultants). The individual consultants will be recruited through individual consultant selection.

Under the output TOR for the firm, the total number of experts, person-months, and mix of national and international consultants will be determined by the successful bidder, but will include, at minimum, 3 key experts: an international team leader and a national deputy team leader and an international procurement specialist. Other international and national non-key experts required for the assignment, and their level of effort in person-months, will be defined by the consultant. The overall team will demonstrate expertise TVET planning and management, industrial human resource development, work-based-learning programs, skills development funds, gender social analysis, private sector engagement, civil engineering and TVET facilities planning, economic and financial analysis, safeguards (environment, resettlement, and indigenous people), and undertaking due diligence for ADB project preparation

Investment Description
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Executing Agencies
Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training
#3 Russian Federation Blvd
Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia


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