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SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT FOR TONGAN (SET) PROJECT

Lilieta Takau
Lilieta Takau
Project Manager

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  • COMING SOON!

Project Management Unit Team

  • Team Leader : Lilieta Takau
  • Safeguards : Malakai Kaufusi
  • Procurement Officer : Manase Vaoahi
  • Accountant Officer : Tatiana Tupou
  • M & E Officer : Vacant
  • Admin Support Officer : Pesi ‘Ilangana

  • SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT FOR TONGAN (SET) PROJECT

    The SET Project is financed by the World Bank under the IDA 18 cycle with the aim to improve opportunities for secondary school

  • SET TONGA

    Outreach Mission

    The SET Project will start sharing postings from Ministry of Internal Affairs and SET staff from the current joint SET Project and MIA public awareness outreach mission to Niuas.

  • WATCH

    live broadcast Launch of SET Project Quality Improvement Grant for successful Training Providers.

    SET Project PMU Office has been relocated to Molisi Building, Level 2, opposite Talamahu market. 
    SET Project Steering Committee meeting yesterday chaired by Hon. Siaosi Sovaleni, Minister of Education and Training. Discussions on SET TVET Strengthening programs, key focus of discussions re:TVET Quality Improvement Grant's program and the steps towards accreditation natonally and  internationall
     Labour Mobility Operations Procedure Workshops. Today's session is for community stakeholders: District and Town Officers, NGOs. We also have TVET providers, govt partners and support from our local banks.

    SKILLS AND EMPLOYMENT FOR TONGAN (SET) PROJECT Overview

    Tonga is currently preparing skills and employment project, which will be financed by the World Bank under the IDA 18 cycle. The total funding envelope is approximately US$20.90 million. The project will be jointly implemented by the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Training, and the Ministry of Finance and National Planning. The project objective is to improve opportunities for secondary school progression and facilitate the transition to jobs in the domestic and overseas labor markets for Tongans. 

    The project has four interlinked components: (1) Conditional cash transfer program for secondary school enrolment and attendance; (2) Strengthening technical and vocational education and training (TVET) provision; (3) Enhancing opportunities for labor migration; and (4) Project management, monitoring and evaluation, and centralized support. The project will support the poorest decile (some 1,500 households) with cash transfers conditional on them ensuring their secondary school-age children enroll and regularly attend classes. It will provide Quality Improvement Grants to 8 TVET providers, and funds to cover tuition fees and living costs for some 600 TVET students from the poorest decile. Meanwhile, it will provide pre-departure training for some 8,000 Tongans and build a work-ready pool of 1,600 migrant workers. 

    Component 1: Conditional cash transfer program for secondary school enrolment and attendance (US$6.5 million) 

    Sub-Component 1.1 Technical assistance required to establish CCT

    Sub-Component 1.2 Cash transfers and bonus payments.

     

    Component 2:  Strengthening TVET provision (US$3.7 million) 

    Sub-Component 2.1 Improving the quality of TVET 

    Sub-Component 2.2 

    a) TVET Student Support Funds

     b) English language training support 

    Sub-Component 2.3 Strengthening governance of the TVET sector

     

    Component 3: Enhancing opportunities for labour migration (US$1.8 million) 

    Sub-Component 3.1 Pre‐departure training for migrant workers

     Sub-Component 3.2 Institutional strengthening for the Overseas Employment Division

     

    Component 4: Project management, monitoring and evaluation, and centralized support (US$8.9million) 

    Sub-Component 4.1 Establishment and functioning of the Central Support Unit (CSU) USD 7.0 Million Sub-Component 4.2 SET Project Management Unit (PMU) USD 1.9 Million 

     

    The project will be managed by a Project Management Unit (PMU) located in Tungi Colonade. This PMU will be responsible for the day-to-day implementation, monitoring, and coordination of Components 1, 2, 3 and part of Component 4 of the project. The PMU will report to the World Bank on a semiannual basis on the progress of the project implementation for such components. 

    Project Details

    P161541

    Active

    Matthew Selwyn Dornan, Liping Xiao

    C

    Tonga

    (as of board presentation)

    August 28, 2018

    US$ 20.90 million

     

    East Asia and Pacific

    September 30, 2023

    US$ 18.51 million

     

    Sectors

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    Public Administration
    0%
    Social Protection
    0%
    Secondary Education
    0%
    Workforce Dev & Vocational Education

    Themes

    Economic Growth and Planning 45%
    Private Sector Development 65%
    Social Development and Protection 70%
    Human Development and Gender 65%

    PROCUREMENT