Cabo Verde Human Capital Project (WB-P175828)

  • Cape Verde
Geographic location 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
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
Mar 31, 2022
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 Cabo Verde
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)
$ 20.00 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.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 20.00 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 @ WB website

Updated in EWS Oct 25, 2021

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Project Description
If provided by the financial institution, the Early Warning System Team writes a short summary describing the purported development objective of the project and project components. Review the complete project documentation for a detailed description.

The proposed project development objective To improve employability and access to labor market relevant training opportunities for Cabo Verdean youth and women.

The project has four components:

  1. Component 1 – Strengthening foundational skills of Cabo Verdean youth to increase future employment opportunities

    1. Subcomponent 1.1 – Transforming Teacher Training and Using Technology to Improve Quality

    2. Subcomponent 1.2 – Reforming the Curriculum to Align with the Needs of the Labor Market

    3. Subcomponent 1.3 – Strengthening the Student Assessment System and Monitoring of Learning Outcomes

  2. Component 2 – Strengthening the governance and labor market relevance of the professional training sector

    1. Subcomponent 2.1 – Improving Governance of the Professional Training Sector

    2. Subcomponent 2.2 – Strengthening the Role of the Private Sector in Professional Training

  3. Component 3 – Increasing access to professional training and employment opportunities

    1. Subcomponent 3.1– Supporting Access to Labor Market Relevant Professional Training and Employment Opportunities for Youth and Women

    2. Subcomponent 3.2 – Strengthening Childcare Services to Support Women’s Access to Employment and Training Opportunities

    3. Subcomponent 3.3 – Strengthening Social Protection Delivery Systems

  4. Component 4 – Contingent Emergency Response Component (CERC)

Investment Description
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World Bank:
Emily Elaine Gardner, Emma S. Mistiaen, Eric Zapatero Larrio
Senior Education Specialist

Ministry of Finance
Gilson Pina
Director of Planning

Adilson Semedo
Coordinator for Human Capital Program

Danilson Borges
Director of Employment, Vocational Training, and Professiona 


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