Support to the Vocational and Educational Training in Tajikistan – Phase II

Project Overview

Project Title Support to the Vocational and Educational Training in Tajikistan – Phase II
Project Number # 7451
Country Tajikistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End January 1, 2008–December 31, 2009
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 763130
Implementing Organization / Consortium

- DVV International (Germany)
- British Council

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Coordinator: Wolfgang Hellwig, E-mail:
Team leader: Uwe Gartenschlaeger; Anita Jakobsone

Beneficiary Ministry of Education

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The overall objective of the project was to modernise the initial vocational education and training (VET) system of the country so as to make it adaptable to the present and future requirements of the economy and the needs of the learners.

Project Objectives

Specific Objectives

  • Build up the institutional capacity of the MoE and other national stakeholders in order to develop and implement a policy and strategy framework for vocational education and training, based on partnership and ensuring the link between training provision and economic development.
  • Enhance the institutional capacity to design and implement modernised curricula in the field of initial VET through piloting activities and training to key staff of the MoE, professional institutions at national level and vocational schools.
Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Policy Advice & Development, Standards and curriculum development, Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Construction and Geodesy, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Forestry and Wood Processing
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects

Central Asian Education Platform (CAEP)

Support to VET Reform in Tajikistan


– Support to the “National action plan for reform of initial vocational education and training system in the Republic of Tajikistan for 2006-2015″.
– Development of a national VET policy and strategy for secondary VET and continuing/adult training
– Institutional strengthening and capacity building
– Modernisation of VET curricula
– Teacher training and train the trainer programmes
– Training of staff of the Republican Methodological Centre and of the Research Pedagogical Institute (subject: new curricula)
– Preparation and implementation of a communication strategy to raise public awareness of the VET reform process and project results
– Development of pilot teaching material for key modules/subjects of the new curricula
– Donor coordination

Project Results

The first component “Policy advice” will support the Ministry of Education to define the major reform tasks for the system of initial vocational educational, based on the National Action Plan for VET-reform, accepted by the government. Together with our Tajik partner, we will work mainly on two issues:

– To include the Initial Vocational education into the overall educational system,
– To bring the system nearer to the needs of the population, including adults and the labor market.

The second component wants to design and implement at least four curricula in selected occupations based on modern curriculum development approaches.

The curricula will be tested during the second year of the project at several VET-schools in different areas of Tajikistan. A series of trainings for teachers and an equipment component will support this process.

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