Gansu Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project (WB-P154623)

  • China
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Mar 31, 2017
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Government of People's Republic of China
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 120.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 144.52 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jul 27, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Jul 11, 2016

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Project Description
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The objective of the Gansu Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project for China is to improve the quality and relevance of project schools in Gansu and strengthen the school and industry linkage. There are three components to the project, the first component being strengthen the demand-driven TVET system. This component is designed to promote school and industry cooperation both at the system and school levels and improve coordination among all TVET shareholders. It will be implemented mainly by the Project Management Office (PMO) with support from government, enterprises, associations, and the Project Implementation Units (PIUs). It will have three subcomponents: promote TVET coordination and management, promote provincial policy development, and strengthen school and industry linkage. The second component is the strengthen TVET delivery through comprehensive school reforms. This component is designed to improve the capacity of project schools to deliver high quality and relevant TVET programs through four subcomponents: improve instructor quality, promote modular and competency-based curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment reforms, improve school management, and upgrade facilities and equipment. Finally, the third component is the project management and monitoring and evaluation. This component is designed to support capacity building for the PMO and PIU staff in project management and knowledge sharing. A systematic and results-based project monitoring and evaluation (M&E) will be conducted.
Investment Description
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Government of China US$ 24.52 million

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Implementing Agencies Gansu Provincial Department of Education Contact: Wei Li Title: Director, Project Management Office Tel: 86-931-4630104 Email: ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF WORLD BANK The World Bank Inspection Panel is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who believe they are likely to be, or have been, adversely affected by a World Bank-financed project. If you submit a complaint to the Inspection Panel, they may investigate to assess whether the World Bank is following its own policies and procedures for preventing harm to people or the environment. You can contact the Inspection Panel or submit a complaint by emailing You can learn more about the Inspection Panel and how to file a complaint at:

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