Second Vocational Education and Skills Development Project (VESD II)

Project Overview

Project Title Second Vocational Education and Skills Development Project (VESD II)
Project Number 38298-023
Country Kyrgyzstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) More than 4 000 000
Project Start – Project End July 1, 2013–April 30, 2019
Project Status Active

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Project Budget(EUR) 14,746,598
Implementing Organization / Consortium

Ministry of Education and Science of the Kyrgyz Republic
HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation Kyrgyzstan - Lead

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Responsible ADB Officer
Jazira Asanova
Request for information

HELVETAS Programme Office:
Manas Ave. 22a, 720010, Bishkek,
the Kyrgyz Republic
Tel: +996 312 214572 / 312972

Beneficiary Students of Primary and Secondary vocational schools, trainers and management of TVET system, the Agency for VET and Republic Scientific and Methodological Center

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The Second Vocational Education and Skills Development Project (VESD II), funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Agency for Vocational Education and Training (AVET) started in 2013 and will be implemented until 2017. The project will build on the achievements under the first Vocational Education and Skills Development Project (VESDP). The project seeks to improve the quality and relevance of, and equitable access to and effectiveness of, the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system in the Kyrgyz Republic. Quality and relevance of the TVET system will be improved through modernization of the training methodology, teaching and learning environments, and training delivery.

Project Objectives

The Second Vocational Education and Skills Development Project will support the modernization of the TVET system by making it more responsive to labour market needs, develop skilled workers and craftsmen, technicians and middle-level staff, lobby for the introduction of reforms in the vocational education and training system.

The impact of the project will be strengthened inclusive economic growth and improved income opportunities for TVET graduates. The expected outcome will be enhanced quality, relevance and efficiency of and more equitable access to TVET.

Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects

Inclusive Vocational Education and Training

Ensuring Wider Access to the Primary Vocational Education and Training in Kyrgyzstan


1. Develop and supervise detailed annual project implementation plans, and provide assistance for the regular monitoring and review;
2. Assist the PIU in the establishment of a project performance management system in accordance with ADB standards, and produce reports on a timely basis;
3. Provide professional leadership, direction and support for all consulting services extended under the project;
4. Support and strengthen the capacity of AVE staff as Secretariat to the National Professional Skills Development Council;
5. Assist in the establishment of sectoral councils, including preparation of policies and guidelines.

Project Results

Description of Outcome:
Strong quality, relevance, and efficiency of and more equitable access to TVET.

Description of Project Outputs:
1. Primary TVET system rationalized and TVET system modernized.

2. TVET Teaching and learning environments improved

3. Curriculum, teaching and learning materials for TVET developed

4. Quality of TVET delivery strengthened.

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