Closed Projects

Project Title:
Skills Development Program II - Project Preparation Grant
Grant Amount:
$0.5 million
Approval Date:
September 30,2013
Closing Date:
December 15, 2013

Project Objective:

The development objective of this preparation grant was to finance preparation activities for the Afghanistan Second Skills Development Project (ASDP II), which was previously under preparation. The grant became effective on October 31, 2012. ASDP II  is designed in a two part structure; one is financed by an IDA grant of $55 million. This part is implemented by the Ministry of Education. The second part is financed by the ARTF and implemented by Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled.

Program Summary

Key objectives of this grant were to establish key baselines to monitor the implementation of both ASDP II and the informal project as well as provide lacking labour market information on Afghanistan. The baselines will also be used to evaluate various interventions under the two projects (IDA and ARTF) to measure their respective impacts on labour market outcomes (employment, wage earnings, skills acquired, business ownership, etc.).

The project financed four baseline surveys (formal, non-formal TVET institute surveys, enterprise survey and the village survey). Additionally, the preparation grant developed and piloted a viable EMIS framework for DMTVET. The EMIS framework will capture the baseline data captured from PPG surveys and also digitize the information from the on-going voucher program and tracer studies in the existing ASDP project for necessary analytical work.