Ref N° 478

Improving the relevance, quality and accessibility of Nepal’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET)

EUD Nepal
Overall project value (EUR)
€ 49 964
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
Cambridge Education (FWC Benef Lot 9)
Start date
June 2014
End date
August 2014
Number of staff provided
48 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector has been identified as a key sector in Nepal for its economic growth. Recent surveys identify lack of skilled labour as one of the key constraints for economic growth in Nepal. The economy is undergoing a transition from a largely subsistence, agrarian economy to a more mixed economy where demand for basic to mid-level technically skilled workers is growing rapidly, especially in the services sector. Having a base of skilled young people can underpin stronger economic growth, leveraging Nepal’s productivity gains, provide transformational opportunities to individuals, and thus contribute to social stability and national development.

The Delegation of the European Union to Nepal is launching a formulation mission for a 20 MEUR project to support the Government of Nepal in improving the relevance, quality and accessibility of its TVET system. The European Commission has so far agreed on the objectives of the coming project and identified some possible implementation modalities.

The objective of the assignment is to contribute to the formulation of the programme “Improving the relevance, quality and accessibility of Nepal’s Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system”. The specific objective of this contract will be to produce a Formulation Report and draft the relevant Action Fiche (AF).

Type of services provided

Main services provided by a team of 2 experts (TL, local TVET expert) include:

  • Review relevance, scope and focus of the programme proposed and of each of its components; prioritize actions taking into account areas of interventions already covered by other donor agencies in the field of TVET, filling the gaps in areas (and/or in geographical areas) not yet covered by other development partners, and to enhance cooperation and partnership with development partners;
  • Review and verify implementing modalities for the various components of the interventions and programs/projects, taking into account efficiency considerations in view of limiting the number of Ministerial, Development partners andimplementing partner counterparts by proposing an effective and efficient management structure;
  • Assess the feasibility of the proposed action;
  • Provide recommendations on how to ensure the sustainability of the interventions beyond the end of the program/project period;
  • In-depth analysis of the key sectors in the Nepalese economy with regard to their poverty reduction potential for TVET trainings;
  • In the selected sectors, identify gaps between curriculum and job skills demanded by the market;
  • Support the EU Delegation in exploring possibilities for public- private partnership in the TVET sector in Nepal.

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