Category Archives: Labour Market

TVET School Entrance Examination

Country: Mongolia

Donor: Millennium Challenge Corporation

Period: 05/2011 – 10/2011

Activity: Support MCA-Mongolia in the design of instruments for a rigorous impact evaluation of VET activities to assess the extent to which VET project activities, and, in particular, the establishment of a competency-based training system and complementary equipment upgrades, impact the overall quality of VET schools as well as the skill-level, productivity, employment, and income of VET graduates.

Framework Contract: Provision of Expertise for Quality Assurance, Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation

Country: worldwide

Donor: European Training Foundation

Period: 01/2011 – 05/2013

Activity: The objective of the framework contract is to provide high quality experts to conduct quality assurance, planning, monitoring and evaluation services of ETF activities in the education and training and related sectors. The services may be implemented at a project, thematic or country level and may be conducted in ETF offices in Turin or at a country, regional or cross-regional level and may require country specific experience or knowledge.

Promotion of Basic Education in Afghanistan: Practical Learning and Occupational Orientation

Country: Afghanistan

Donor: GIZ

Period: 07/2011 – 05/2013

Activity: The component “Practical learning and occupational orientation” is new in the German technical cooperation basic education program. The goal of this component is improved relevance of basic education regarding occupational orientation and practical learning.

New Modern Apprenticeship System

Country: Cyprus

Donor: European Social Fund (ESF)

Period: 11/ 2011 – 11/2012

Activity: The main components of the Consultants work are the following:

  • Cost benefit analysis of the New Modern Apprenticeship
  • Analytical Planning of the New Modern Apprenticeship
  • Development of an Implementation Mechanism for the realization of the analytic planning within the agreed timetable
  • Setting up specifications for  Experts /Researchers to crew the Research & Development Center of the   New Modern Apprenticeship
  • Technical Support of the Beneficiary (Cypriot Productivity Center, KEPA) to implement the New Modern Apprenticeship

 

 

 

 

Rapid Employment Program – Provision of Pre-Employment Training

Country: Solomon Islands

Donor: World Bank

Period: 05/2011 – 05/2013

Activity: The overall objective of the project is to assist targeted urban poor to: i) increase their incomes through the provision of short term employment; and ii) improve their knowledge, experience and basic employment skills that are valued in the work place and society. Secondary benefits accrue to the target communities/neighbourhoods and the general urban population from the infrastructure and services that are provided through the Rapid Employment Project. The project is designed as a rapid response to address unemployment, underemployment and poverty in the main urban centre of the Solomon Islands. The project also serves to increase economic productivity through investing in the maintenance of infrastructure assets, particularly roads.

Association of African Distance Learning Centers (AADLC) Project – Knowledge Transfer in Change Management

Country: AADLC member countries[1]

Donor: Institutional Development Fund – World Bank

Period: 05/2011 – 5/2012

Activity: The overall objective is to support the Association of African Distance Learning Centers (AADLC) in managing complex service contracts on behalf of its member centers and to help the Association in development and implementation, through peer/action learning on real-life projects, of an efficient working structure, including designing and implementing the strategic plan. The plan should allow AADLC to be the main point of contact for relations with the World Bank, to support the expansion of the network in Africa and manage membership, business development, advocacy, marketing and communication



[1] Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d´Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Senegal, Tanzania and Uganda

 

Education Quality and Relevance Project APL 2 – Technical Assistance for Development of Teacher Professional Development Scheme

Country: Armenia

Donor: World Bank

Period: 03/2011 – 01/2014

Activity: The objectives of the Education Quality and Relevance Project are:

(i)        Enhance and facilitate school learning in general education and improve the school readiness of children entering primary education; and

(ii)       Ensure equal access to and improve quality, relevance and accountability in tertiary.

More specifically the project has the dual aim of raising the quality of education and ensuring its relevance to the new economy and knowledge society needs along with carrying forward reforms to improve the efficiency of the education system. The objective of the TA is to support the implementation of the “Supporting further improvements in the quality of education through improved teacher in-service training and professional development” sub-component through the development of a national system for teacher professional development, and creating a school improvement network.

National Vocational Qualifications Framework, Competency-based Curriculum and National Learning Resources Development in support of demand-driven TVET system in Mongolia

Country: Mongolia

Donor: Millennium Challenge Corporation

Period: 03/2010 – 09/2012

Activity: The TVET Project is one of five projects designed under the Millennium Challenge Account – Mongolia (MCA-M) to address the primary constraints to even economic growth in Mongolia. In addition to developing a National Vocational Qualifications Framework the program seeks to improve public-private partnerships in TVET, define industry-led skills training standards for occupations and trades and translate these standards into modern competency-based curricula. A new national curriculum has been integrated to Mongolia’s national education system and supported by modernized instructional equipment and technology, curriculum materials and learning resources and underpinned by improved teacher training and professional development. The project aims at securing more equitable access for Mongolians to a quality improved and relevant TVET system.

Provision of expertise to support ETF initiatives for human capital development

Country: IPA, ENPI, DCI regions

Donor: European Union

Period: 02/2010 – 02/2011

Activity: This framework contract is intended to cover contracting of specific high quality expertise services to support ETF initiatives in the partner countries covered by its work programme, in different fields relating to human capital development. The services may be implemented at a country, regional or cross-regional level and may require country-specific experience or knowledge.

Support to a Demand-oriented Vocational Training Network, Phase II

Country: Republic of Kyrgyzstan

Donor: GTZ

Period: 11/2009 – 05/2010

Activity: The project design aims at an integrated approach to improve the quality of vocational training and employment services. The project advises the relevant actors in three key areas “accreditation”, “certification” and “labour market information system” to change the procedures and processes in a way that will improve the market overview for stakeholders. In particular, it supports the State Committee for Migration and Employment, with its decentralized offices and information and communication centres, the State Agency for Vocational Education including selected education institutions, the Ministry of Education and Science and the Chamber of Commerce and other project participants, in creating conditions for improved accreditation and certification of educational institutions, education courses and vocational qualifications as well as the introduction and use of an improved labour market information system.