Skills and Employment for Tongans (WB-P161541)

Countries
  • Tonga
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
C
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Aug 28, 2018
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Borrower
Government of Tonga
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Education and Health
  • Law and Government
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Grant
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 18.51 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 20.90 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Sep 19, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Aug 14, 2017


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Project Description

The World Bank stated that the project objective is "to improve opportunities for secondary school progression and facilitate the transition to jobs in the domestic and overseas labor markets for Tongans."

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)

Co-financing:

Australia-Pacific Islands Partnership Trust Fund US$ 2.39 million

Contact Information
World Bank
Jesse Jon Gerome Doyle
Social Protection Economist

Binh Thanh Vu
Senior Education Specialist

Borrower/Client/Recipient
Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa
Minister, Kingdom of Tonga
Implementing Agencies
Ministry of Internal Affairs
'Onetoto 'Anisi
Chief Executive Officer
Ministry of Education and Training
Claude Tupou
Chief Executive Officer
ptaunisila@gmail.com

Ministry of Finance
and National Planning
Balwyn Fa'otusia
Chief Executive Officer
bfaotusia@finance.gov.to


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