Category Archives: Institutional Development

Assistance to the Reform of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training System in the Arab Republic of Egypt (TVET Reform Project)

Country: Egypt

Donor: EuropeAid

Period: 10/2008 – 09/2012

Activity: The overall objective of the project is to contribute to improving the competitiveness of the Egyptian enterprises on domestic and international markets. In particular this contract is contributing to the immediate objective: To support the development of human and institutional capacity for the formulation and implementation of a national TVET reform policy.

Protection of Basic Services Project – Financial Transparency & Accountability: Organization & Delivery of Public Budget and Expenditure for Regional Administrations

Country: Ethiopia

Donor: World Bank

Period: 02/2009 – 04/2009

Activity: The objective is to improve the transparency and accountability of the public budget process at the Regional Administration level.  This work builds upon, and strengthens, several initiatives which have either already been undertaken, or are ongoing, under the Protection of Basic Services (PBS) project, including: the preparation of Laypersons’ Guides to the Public Budget Process at the Regional Level; the preparation of Layperson’s Public Budget and Expenditure Templates; the Design of Media Disclosures of Full Regional and Woreda Budget Data; and the Design and Delivery of Budget Literacy Training for Regional and Woreda Council Members.

Training of 1.000 inspectors for primary and secondary schools

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo


Period: 06/2008 – 05/2009

Activity: The overall objective is to contribute to the effort to improve the quality of education in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in accordance with the objectives of Education For All and the Millennium Development Goals, by improving the technical and managerial capacity of inspectors through targeted training. The immediate objective is the strengthening of the capacity of 1.000 inspectors from primary, secondary and vocational education so that they can more effectively perform the tasks of supervision and inspectorial control. At the end of this training activity, 500 inspectors in post primary and secondary education are able to provide better support to teachers councils and 500 new inspectors have been trained in school inspection methods, evaluation and educational disciplines.

Capacity Building Support for the Ministry of National Education

Country: Turkey

Donor: EuropeAid

Period: 06/2008 – 05/2010

Activity: The overall objective is an effective and efficient quality national educational system responsive to the needs of the Turkish people, on a par with European and international standards and creating a knowledge-based society and growth economy. The overall purpose is to assist the Ministry of National Education (MoNE) in implementing a restructuring process aimed at improving its governance, organization and management, financing, and evaluation/monitoring capacities to make the preschool to secondary education system more effective and efficient.

Shanxi Development Strategy for Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Country: PR China

Donor: Asian Development Bank

Period: 03/2008-02/2009

Activity: The impact of the TA is the transformation of the TVET system in Shanxi into a demand and employment-driven and competence-based system in support of Shanxi’s medium- and long-term social and economic development. The outcome of the TA is the consideration by higher authorities of the provincial and central governments of key TA policy recommendations for improving the TVET system in Shanxi.

Provision of expertise to support ETF initiatives for human resources development

Country: EU, IPA, ENPI, DCI regions

Donor: European Training Foundation

Period: 02/2008-02/2009

Activity: This framework contract is intended to cover contracting of specific expertise services to support ETF initiatives in the partner countries covered by its work programme, in different fields relating to human resource development. Inputs from experts may be required, for example, in one or more of the following areas:

  • Programming and project design (including feasibility studies), monitoring and evaluation, impact assessment, dissemination of project results and good practice;
  • Policy analysis and targeted policy advice;
  • Data collection and analysis, report writing, desk research, editing of specialised reports;
  • Design and delivery of capacity building activities such as study visits, training and event facilitation;
  • Translation and interpretation requiring knowledge of specialised terminology, etc.

Planning, Delivery and Follow-up of vocational trainings for Economic and Social Relaunch of Northwest Provinces in Cambodia (ECOSORN) – Lot 1, 2, 3

Country: Cambodia

Donor: EuropeAid ALA

Period: 10/2007 – 12/2010

Activity: The overall objective of the ECOSORN project is to contribute to poverty reduction through increased household income, mainly through increased agricultural production. The project purpose is the economic and social development of the rural population in 3 north-west provinces of Cambodia, in a way that benefits equitably to both men and women. Smallholder farmers and their family members living in the project area are the primary beneficiaries of the project.

Support to the reform of Vocational Education and Training (first and second part of Second Phase)

Country: Morocco

Donor: GTZ

Period: 08/2007 – 02/2011

Activity: The overall goal of the project is that the dual (cooperative) system of vocational education and training is an integral part of the national VET system and contributes to a better qualification and higher employment of graduates and employees. The goal of the second phase is that the in-company apprentice training in the sectors of textile and tourism/hotel is an accepted and integral part of vocational education that can be applied to other sectors as well.

Sustainable economic development through Vocational Education and Training

Country: Albania

Donor: GTZ

Period: 07/2007-10/2009

Activity: The overall goal of the project is that graduates of the Durres University of Cooperative Education (Akademie Professionale) meet the quality requirements of the labour market. The project has intervened on three levels: on the level of the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES), on the level of Chambers of Commerce and Associations and on the level of the University.

Second Education Project

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Donor: Asian Development Bank

Period: 05/2007- 11/2010

Activity: The Project consists of three components as follows:

Component A: Modernizing the Curriculum and Learning Assessment

Component B: Strengthening the Teaching Profession

Component C: Improving Participation and Quality in Rural Schools