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Restructuring of the Technical Education and Vocational Training System (Balochistan) :  Pakistan

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Loan Name Restructuring of the Technical Education and Vocational Training System (Balochistan)
Country Pakistan
Loan Number 2133
Project Number 36654- 01
Source of Funding/Amount[Approved]
Asian Development Fund US$16.00  million
Thematic Classification Gender Equity
Social Development
Sector/Subsector Education / Technical Education and Vocational Skills Training
Description The goal of the Project is to contribute to the Government's overall strategic goal of poverty reduction by enhancing competitiveness of TEVT and employability of its graduates in line with emerging market needs. The Project's specific objectives are to (i) restructure and strengthen institutional capacity, efficiency, and autonomy of TEVT institutions; (ii) improve quality and relevance of TEVT programs; and (iii) enhance access and equity to better quality of TEVT programs.
Project Outcome
Outcome Progress Toward Outcome
To improve quality and relevance of TEVT programs through more equitable access to better quality programs, with focus on females and rural poor, enhanced employability of graduates, and enhanced institutional efficiency of key TEVT institutions -- Only 24% disbursement against elapsed loan period of 78%. Given the (i) slow physical progress, (ii) weak capacity and commitment of EA and IA, (iii) weak capacity of consultants, (iv) non-compliance with the loan covenants and time-bound action plan, and (v) declaration of civil works as misprocurement, the project is unlikely to achieve its objectives. Hence, furhter continuation of the Project was unlikely to bring any substantial change in the TEVT system of the province. Therefore, on Borrower's request, loan was advance closed on 24 May 2010 and uncommitted loan funds for an amount of SDR 7.5 million canceled effective the same date. Actions are currently being taken for financial closure of the loan.
Implementation Progress
Outputs Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities and Issues)
1. Enhanced institutional efficiency of TEVT institutions
a. TEVT organization strengthened FIX INDENT
b. TEVT planning and financial management strengthened
c. Management program for TEVT strengthened and made more relevant
2. Improved quality and relevance of TEVT programs
a. Teacher competence improved
b. Facilities upgraded in selected existing polytechnics, technical and vocational training centers (TVTCs)
c. Employment opportunities enhanced
3. Enhanced access and equity
a. Intake capacity in polytechnics is expanded
b. Access to technical training centers, vocational training centers, and non-formal livelihood programs
Only 24% disbursement against elapsed loan period of 78%. Given the (i) slow physical progress, (ii) weak capacity and commitment of EA and IA, (iii) weak capacity of consultants, (iv) non-compliance with the loan covenants and time-bound action plan, and (v) declaration of civil works as misprocurement, the project could not fully implement the project activities; thus, outputs were partly achieved.
Geographical Location Balochistan province
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  Environment B
Responsible ADB Officer Munir Abro
Responsible ADB Department Central and West Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Public Management, Financial Sector, & Trade Division, CWRD
Timetable
Concept Clearance 07 Mar 2004
Fact-finding 15 Feb 2004 to 03 Mar 2004
Appraisal 03 May 2004 to 19 May 2004
Board Approval 14 Dec 2004
CLOSING
Loan No. Approval Signing Effectivity Original Revised Actual
2133-PAK 14 Dec 04 22 Mar 05 23 Aug 05 30 Apr 11 24 May 10 30 Jun 11

Financing Plan Top Loan Utilization
  TOTAL ( Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 16.00
ADB 16.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Date ADB OTHERS Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
3,927,984.050 0%
Cumulative Disbursements
4,047,161.220 0%
Top Status of Covenants
Category Sector Social Financial Economic Others Safe
Rating Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory Satisfactory
2008 Asian Development Bank

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