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World Bank's Afghanistan Skills Development Project

The World Bank's Skills Development Project of Afghanistan seeks to increase the number of immediately-employable graduates by building, in stages, a high quality Technical Vocation and Education Training (TVET) system that is equitable, market responsive, and cost-effective.
— theme: Youth Employment, Youth Employment Policies and Programmes, Skills for Youth
— country: South Asia, Asia, Afghanistan

The World Bank's Skills Development Project of Afghanistan seeks to increase the number of immediately-employable graduates by building, in stages, a high quality Technical Vocation and Education Training (TVET) system that is equitable, market responsive, and cost-effective.

Affiliation
Government
Date of Establishment
2008
Contact No.
(+1) 202 458-4500
Address
Venkatesh Sundararaman,
The World Bank,
1818 H Street, NW,
Washington, D.C. 20433,
USA
Email Address
vsundararaman@worldbank.org
Website
http://web.worldbank.org/external/projects/main?Projectid=P102573&theSitePK=40941&piPK=73230&pagePK=64283627&menuPK=228424

     1. Source of funding

Emergency Recovery Loan

     2. Mission and objectives

The project development objective (PDO) of the Skills Development Project of Afghanistan is to increase the number of immediately-employable graduates by building, in stages, a high quality Technical Vocation and Education Training (TVET) system that is equitable, market responsive, and cost-effective.

     1. Improve labor markets
     2. Provide education for the knowledge economy

     3. Areas of work relating to youth employment

Skills and employability, capacity building

     4. Partners and areas of partnerships

Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Martyred and Disabled

     5. Potential or existing partnership with the ILO

 

     6.  Successful youth employment interventions

 

     1. Develop Regulatory and Quality Assurance Framework for TVET which will create the necessary institutional conditions for a quality TVET system that is demand driven and oriented towards labor market needs;

     2. Improve Relevance, Quality and Efficiency of TVET which will improve the relevance, quality and efficiency of TVET programs, and to increase the number of graduates from these programs, through the establishment of a new institute, and by undertaking rehabilitation and reforms of a select number of other institutions. Initially, training programs will be contracted out to experienced, national and international training institutions through partnership arrangements;

     3. Skills Development Program and Market Linkages with a Rural Focus which aims to support a slice of the on-going activities by the National Skills Development Program, and build the capacity within National Skill Development Program (NSDP) and Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Martyred and Disabled (MOLSAMD) to undertake reforms in technical and vocational training, labor market assessments, and to strengthen industrial and market linkages; and

     4. Research, Monitoring & Evaluation which will provide routine, timely, and accurate information on program implementation and allow for the measurement o f longer term impacts and independent research.

 

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