Rwanda

TitleSupport to Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Phase II (TVET II)
Type of projectProcurement, Rehabilitation and Strengthening of management of TVET institutions
ClientMinistry of Education (MINEDUC) / Work Force Development Authority (WDA)
Origin of fundingKfW Development Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Duration03/2016 - 02/2020

The sector of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Rwanda has been supported by German Technical Cooperation (TC) since several years (Focal Area “Sustainable Economic Development”). During intergovernmental negotiations in 2011 it was decided that TVET shall receive additional assistance through German Financial Cooperation to enhance the TC commitment as well as to introduce FC as a complementary instrument to strengthen the sector. The implementation of the first phase of the FC support to TVET started in April 2014 and is expected to be completed in the second half of 2016. The second phase shall build on the findings and experiences of phase I but will finance investments at different schools than phase I.

Phase II of the TVET Programme was initiated by the Financing Agreement between Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning ("Recipient") and the Workforce Development Authority (“Project-Executing Agency”) and KfW ("KfW") dated 13. December 2013. The estimated total Project cost is approximately EUR 7.7 million. The German Financial Contribution amounts to EUR 7.0 million. The Project measures comprise the procurement of equipment, the rehabilitation/ extension of existing facilities and the strengthening of the management of the selected public TVET institutions. In addition, the Project will apply a results-based financing mechanism (PFF – Performance Based Financing Facility) which allows the involvement of private TVET institutions in the Project.

The overall objective of the Joint German TVET Programme is to promote the sustainable (self-) employment of skilled workers. The objective of the FC Programme " Support to the Technical and Vocational Education and Training” Phase II is “to increase the number of qualified graduates in the TVET institutions benefiting from the FC support” indicated by an increase in number of students who pass the final CBT exams.

Three outputs are to be implemented:

  1. At least six public TVET institutions shall be rehabilitated extended and equipped according to competency-based training (CBT) standards and provide the relevant training;
  2. The management of the Programme schools is strengthened with regard to an efficient and sustainable operation of the schools;
  3. The concept to support private TVET schools through output/results-based (ex-post) per capita allowances is under implementation (financed by the Innovation Fund)

Equipment, civil works, consumables and the Innovation Fund will be paid from a disposition fund managed by the Consultant in close collaboration with the WDA.