Innovation Development and Effectiveness in the Acquisition of Skills (IDEAS) (WB-P166239)

  • Nigeria
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Dec 18, 2018
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Republic of Nigeria
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  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 200.00 million
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 200.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 4, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Aug 13, 2018

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Project Description

The objective of the project is to enhance the quality and relevance of skills development in Nigeria.

The project has four components:

  1. Incentivizing Public-Private Partnerships for Enhanced Labour-Market Orientation and Improved Quality and Relevance of Skills Development in Public Technical Colleges. This component proposes to boldly address skills gaps in the labour market by improving teaching and learning quality and relevance in technical colleges.
  2. Improved Skills Formation for the Informal Sector. This component aims at breaking the vicious cycle of low skills formation and low productivity in selected informal sector clusters.
  3. Capacity Building for Enhanced Quality and Effectiveness in Skills Development. This component aims to address capacity constraints in selected regulatory and support functions of the Nigerian skills system that impact on quality of training delivery and management effectiveness in the system, namely technical teachers and instructors training, the National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF), coordination and management capacities in public agencies in charge of TVET.
Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)
Contact Information

World Bank:
Muna Salih Meky, Olatunde Adetoyese Adekola
Program Leader

Ministry of Finance
Aliyo Ahmed

Implementing Agency:
Federal Ministry of Education
Adamu Adamu


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