Further Improvement of Quality and Relevance of Professional Education in Central Asia/Turkmenistan

Project Overview

Project Title Further Improvement of Quality and Relevance of Professional Education in Central Asia/Turkmenistan
Project Number EuropeAid/129447/C/SER/TM
Country Turkmenistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 2 000 001 - 4 000 000
Project Start – Project End August 1, 2011–October 1, 2013
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 2,602,000
Implementing Organization / Consortium

- WIG International Limited, United Kingdom - Lead
- Cat-Europe, Austria
- TVET-UK, United Kingdom

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
Neda Markovic, e-mail: neda.markovic@humandynamics.org
Beneficiary Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The need to improve the international legal services standards and administrative staff training is an immediate priority recognised by the Government of Turkmenistan. The current development of the country’s regulatory framework is restricted also due to a lack of professional capacity in the sector.

Project Objectives

The purpose of the project is to provide technical assistance and policy advice to various stakeholders in Turkmenistan to develop human resources and related policies through analysing current and future skills needs in the selected economic sectors, developing new standards, curricula and training programmes, creating a basis for VET qualifications, establishing relevant quality procedures for the VET system and facilitating a development of policy options aimed at widening equal access to VET and lifelong learning.

Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Standards and curriculum development
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Standardisation, Certification, Accreditation Bodies
Related Projects

Support to Modernization of the Education System in Turkmenistan


The aims of this two-year project are to strengthen policy-making capacity, enhance the planning and review of training standards, introduce new subjects and methodologies and upgrade the skills of teachers and trainers.

The Ministry of Education is the main stakeholder and a steering committee has been set up including all relevant institutions.

Project Results

10 pilot schools in the fields of agriculture, constructions and tourism have been selected, a number of related qualifications identified, training standards and curricula have been developed.

Study visits were organised to see how the VET  system will be organised. Improvement of human capital development will continue to be a priority for EU support to Turkmenistan and it will be included in the New Financial Perspective covering the period 2014-2020.

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