TA-7973 - Strengthening Higher Engineering Education – NEP: (45192-001)


Funding Agency: Asian Development Bank
Client: Asian Development Bank / Ministry of Education / Institute of Engineering
Date:  Feb 2008 – July 2009

The capacity development technical assistance (TA) will (i) identify emerging labor market needs, and prioritize disciplines and expertise most in demand, both for the internal and external markets;(ii) identifying gaps for institutional development and proposing sectoral reform as necessary (iii) identify options for funding, governance, and some public–private partnership (PPP) arrangements; and (iii) draw on ongoing experience and identify good practices to clearly articulate areas that need to be sustained. Finally, by incorporating various findings, the TA will help prepare a feasibility study to consolidate and selectively expand engineering and technical education.

Key outputs of the TA was (i) technical recommendations in various fields (access, quality and management in higher education subsector, in particular higher engineering education) which were defined in the detailed terms of references of each consultant; and (ii) a project design for ADB’s investment project to the Institute of Engineering to be approved in 2012.

Overall Services provided by firm:

As national sub consultant, TMS was responsible for providing services to meet TA’s objectives. In particular, TMS provided services related to

  • Analysis of higher engineering education program and propose curriculum and academic program
  • Rapid labor market analysis and tracer study
  • Conduct in-depth sub-sector governance analysis of higher education system and design governance arrangement
  • Conduct procurement capacity assessment and develop procurement plan
  • Conduct environmental and social safeguards assessment including IEE/EIA, as required, and prepare environmental management plan
  • To enhance private sector involvement.
  • Inputs in development of options papers on (a)governance arrangements, (b) financing mechanism, and (c) PPP modality