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PROJECT COMPONENTS

Component 1: Strengthening TEVT Regulatory Activities and Capacity Building

This component focuses on the regulatory environment and institutional resources available to the TEVT sector and consistent with the new proposed Policy and fully aligned with the existing policy for TEVT (2007). Disbursement under this component will be results-based and linked to specific milestones for each activity supported. The activities supported will include (i) capacity building of CTEVT’s regulatory activities including taking stock of current activities, development of a prospective plan, and development of an enabling frame-work for collaboration and partnership among public-public, public-nongovernmental and public-private training providers, quality assurance, and strengthening of examinations systems; (ii) implementation of NSTB activities that support for strengthening the capacity of skill testing including regional workshops on skills testing and certification, the development of skills testing materials, and the introduction of mobile platforms for skills assessment; (iii) training of 5000 new assessors and 350 new skills testing managers; (iv) training of 1500 trainers and 100 master trainers; and (v) curriculum revision of TSCL and Diploma courses.

 

Component 2: Strengthening Technical Education

This component focuses on strengthening technical education at the Technical School Leaving Certificate (TSLC) and Diploma levels provided by CTEVT constituent and affiliated institutions, community colleges and annex programs. The project will support selected institutions through matching grants, performance grants and management consultancy and students through fee subsidy and stipend.

Matching and Performance Grants : CTEVT constituent institutions, community institutions and annex schools will be eligible for matching grants. Whelist both public and private institutions are eligible for performance grants. The project will support around 30 TSLC and Diploma providers from among CTEVT constituent and affiliated providers and community colleges, and around 8 annex programs. All institutions support under the project will be competitively selected using eligibility and selection criteria.

Fee Subsidy and Stipends : This component will support the provision of full/partial fee subsidy and stipends to about 4000 students in TSLC and Diploma programs. Preference for stipend support will be given to disadvantaged students such as girls, Dalits, marginalized Janajatis, poor. Trainees will be identified for receipt of fee subsidy and stipends using one of two approaches which includes: (a) categorical targeting based on the selection criteria currently used by MOE/CTEVT, and (b) a rigorous proxy-means test (PMT) mechanism. These two approaches will be rigorously evaluated to determine their effectiveness with respect to each other and the more effective approach will be considered for scaling up. The stipend amounts will likely vary depending on location, course and beneficiary. Fee subsidy and stipends receipt will be conditional on students maintaining a minimum of 80% attendance annually and making satisfactory academic progress which will be monitored independently. 

Strengthening Institutional Management Capacity : The CTEVT is drawing up norms to strengthen institutional management and to provide institutions with greater autonomy. It is important that operational autonomy be provided to institutions that receive support through the project and thus, these norms should be adopted in the near future. One of the limitations in current institutional set up is the lack of management capacity in the institutes. To determine whether this lack of management capacity affects the performance of these institutions, the project will finance for management consulting firm to provide management support, including knowledge transfer and capacity building, to a select number of institutions.

 

Component 3: Supporting Short-Term Vocational Training and Recognition of Prior Learning

This component supports short term vocational training and the certification of technical and vocational skills acquired through informal means through both public and private institutions.

Supporting Short-Term Vocational Training:This subcomponent focuses on stimulating the demand-side for short-term training provision for the purpose of preparing youth for both domestic and international labor markets. The component will support short-term training through both public and private training providers. Two modalities of support will be employed: (i) a voucher-based financing mechanism for training in three urban centers, and (ii) a results-based financing mechanism for training in a maximum of fifteen districts. The estimated number of project beneficiaries under this sub-component is approximately 47,500 youth during the project period. 

The voucher-based financing modality provides approximately 10,000 beneficiaries with vouchers which will allow them to purchase training from their preferred training providers. Each trainee can choose her training provider from a pre-approved list of institutions drawn up by the Secretariat that satisfy a set of eligibility criteria. Re-imbursement will be provided to training providers against the vouchers in installments, with payment for performance at the start and completion of training, and then after 3 and 6 months of trainees having completing training if they are employed. 

The results-based financing modality makes the training providers responsible for the recruitment and training of beneficiaries. The reimbursement to training providers for this modality is similar to that used for voucher-based financing. In this scheme too, payment to training providers will be based on results at the start and completion of training, and gainful employment of trainees after 3 and 6 months of completing their training program.

Recognition of Prior Learning: This sub-component will subsidize skills testing of informally acquired skills. The project will provide NSTB with funds to meet the direct costs skills testing for a total of 15,000 workers during the project period. The certification of informally acquired skills will give workers portable certificates that signal their market values both in Nepal and abroad. At the same time, the certification will also make it easier for workers to upgrade their skills by participating in formal higher level skills training programs. 

 

Component 4: Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation

There are two sub-components under the component 4: project management and monitoring and evaluation.

Project Management: The project implementation structures have three-tier structure. The day-today implementation of the project is the responsibility of the Project Secretariat headed by a Project Director (PD). The Secretariat focuses on multiple functions – including: (i) project management, (ii) procurement and financial management, (iii) safeguards, and (iv) M & E. A Technical Team (TT) will be contracted to provide support to the Secretariat in managing the project. 

Monitoring and Evaluation : The responsibility for carrying out the M & E activities under the project will be with the Secretariat. Under this sub-component, the Secretariat will establish mechanisms for overall project reporting and to ensure that timely, sufficient, and reasonably complete and accurate information on project inputs, outputs and outcomes are collected, analyzed and disseminated. The project will also provide support to Ministry of Labor and Transport Management/Department of Labor and Transport Management (MOLT/DOL) for developing a Labor Market Information System (LMIS). Project Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E) will be guided by the Results Framework which specifies the indicators that will be monitored, their base-line and target values, frequency of monitoring, sources of data and instruments through which data will be collected.