Supporting Reform of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training System in Tajikistan

Project Overview

Project Title Supporting Reform of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training System in Tajikistan
Project Number Not Assigned
Country Tajikistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End January 1, 2008–January 31, 2016
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding GIZ (GTZ)
Project Budget(EUR)
Implementing Organization / Consortium

The following consulting firms support the implementation of the project:

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
  • Roman Gorowoj, GIZ,
Beneficiary Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

In order to secure economic growth in Tajikistan, employers rely on trained and qualified personnel. The current vocational education and training system cannot meet the needs of the employers, neither in terms of quality nor quantity. There is a mismatch between the demands of the labour market and the supply of workers.

In addition, the labour market in Tajikistan is unable to provide sufficient jobs for all the employable people in the country. Many are therefore compelled to migrate to find work while, at the same time, positions remain unoccupied in the country.

The project objective is to ensure that TVET graduates are more employable and have better chances of securing employment or setting up their own business.

Project Objectives
  • To create a coherent legislative and organisational framework for Initial and Adult Vocational Education and Training.
  • To improve the quality of information services for the local and regional labor market as well as the access to these services.
  • To ensure that selected vocational institutions incorporate the demand-oriented Initial VET and are able to contribute to employment and self-employment.
  • To implement an Adult VET that responds to the needs of economy and offers equal opportunities for men and women.
Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Career planning, Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, Social Partnership, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Standardisation, Certification, Accreditation Bodies, Training providers (public and private)
Related Projects

Not Assigned

  • Bringing together and guiding of the relevant stakeholders to have dialogue on issues related to legislation, certification and management of the VET system.
  • Conducting of workshops and seminars, working groups and excursions leading to common understanding and co-operation.
  • Establishing of an inter-ministerial system of relationships including cooperation agreements and steering committees through which roles and responsibilities of key actors are well defined and clarified in addressing the VET related issues.
  • Reviewing and developing of new occupational and qualification standards, corresponding curricula and education content as well as other supportive elements, including internship, assessment and evaluation of learning achievements.
  • Enhancing of teachers/trainers professionalism in teaching the students or acting as multipliers.
Project Results
  • The National Advisory Board for VET established.
  • Avail of new professional standards for the piloted professions developed in close joint cooperation between the government and the private sector supported.
  • Selected VET institutions’ material basis and equipment improved.
  • Local trainers/multipliers on the pilot professions and on modern teaching methods trained.
  • New skills and knowledge of management staff of the VET institutions acquired.

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