Djibouti Skills Development for Employment Project (WB-P175483)

  • Djibouti
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Financial Institutions
  • World Bank (WB)
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Voting Date
Dec 14, 2021
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 Djibouti
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  • Education and Health
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 10.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 29, 2021

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Project Description
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According to bank documents, the project objective is to improve employability of vocational education graduates.

The project has three components:


    1. Sub-Component 1.1: Modernizing TVET Governance: This sub-component will improve the governance of the skills development sector in Djibouti

    2. Sub-Component 1.2: Establishing Skills Pathways – from Novice to Expert: This sub-component will support the establishment of skills pathways across a continuum of learning standards from foundational skills to advanced skills.

    3. Sub-Component 1.3: Sector Skills Councils and Sectoral Partnerships: This sub-component will finance seed money for the establishment of sector skills councils in selected economic and trade sectors and establish sectoral partnerships between training institutions and private sector representatives.

    4. Sub-Component 1.4: Project Capacity Building, Management, Monitoring and Evaluation: Technical assistance will be provided to manage and implement project activities in the MENFOP including all matters fiduciary and social safeguards.


    1. Sub-Component 2.1: Improving institutional governance and management: This sub-component focuses on reforming the manner in which these institutions, which are the point of service delivery function.

    2. Sub-Component 2.2: Infrastructure and Human Capital Strengthening: This sub-component will strengthen physical and human capital at the institute level

    3. Sub-Component 2.3: Regional Partnerships and Specialized Programs: Given Djibouti’s relative size, it would be cost-effective and efficient to have extensive external networks in the TVET space.

    4. Sub-Component 2.4: Strengthen Links between Training and Entrepreneurship: This sub-component will screen individuals for entrepreneurship aptitude across select sectors and provide these trainees with financial, business-development and managerial support training to succeed in the labor market.

    5. Sub-Component 3.3: Job-Search Services and Activities: This sub-component will finance access to innovative opportunities for qualified women and men through established online international job-platforms, such as, Freelancer, Upwork, Guru, Workana, etc. The specific platform to be selected will be based on discussions with the Government and other counterparts during preparation and implementation.


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World Bank:
Venkatesh Sundararaman, Louise Mengue Abessolo Mvono
Lead Economist

Ministere De L'Economie et des Finances
Ilyas Moussa Dawaleh

Implementing Agency:
Ministère de l'Education Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle
Mohammed Abdallah Mahyoub
Secretary General 


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