Mozambique: World Bank $104m for Mozambique’s Skills Development Programmes

The World Bank board of directors approved a $104 million in support of skills development programmes for youths in Mozambique.

The grant came from the bank’s International Development Association (IDA) and will invest in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Higher Education (HE) subsystems.

In response to Mozambique’s priorities and economic sectors, the project seeks to improve quality and access of educational curriculums and skills development training.

The project is targeting to help increase access to quality education and training at the institutions in priority areas relevant to future economic development, focusing on engineering, science, technology, mathematics and climate change.

“Empowering its youth by developing higher-level skills through quality post-secondary education, while working on policies to incentivise the creation of jobs linked to modern productive systems, are among the most important challenges facing the country if it’s to reap the benefits of its demographic dividend,” noted Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough,

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Nabard to take up short term skill development programmes for reverse migrant workers



a close up of a book: Mandal said Nabard has already provided Rs 90,000 crore worth of long-term refinance to the banks for meeting credit requirement of the agriculture and allied sectors.


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Mandal said Nabard has already provided Rs 90,000 crore worth of long-term refinance to the banks for meeting credit requirement of the agriculture and allied sectors.

National Bank for Agriculture And Rural Development (Nabard) will soon start a short-term skill development programme for reverse migrants that will help them to get re-employed at the earliest. The board has initially sanctioned programmes for Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand and seeks to work with the National Skill Development Corporation accredited national skill development centres.

CU Bhaskar, Nabard’s chief general manager in Mumbai told Financial Express the programme would be implemented on a large scale and majority of the funding would be done by Nabard. “But the entire process would be complicated since it would involve identifying efficient skill development centres and the real needy, who would require training to get back to work. The details of

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World Bank supports Mozambique’s skills development programmes

World Bank approved funding for Mozambique's skills programme.
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The World Bank has approved a $104 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) in support of skills development programmes for Mozambican youth.

The project will invest in Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and Higher Education (HE) subsystems to improve access and quality of educational curriculums and skills development training in response to the country’s priorities and economic sectors.  

It is targeted to help increase access to quality education and training at TVET and HE levels in priority areas relevant to future economic development, focusing on science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and climate change.

“Empowering its youth by developing higher-level skills through quality post-secondary education, while working on policies to incentivise the creation of jobs linked to modern productive systems, are among the most important challenges facing the country if it’s to reap the benefits of its demographic dividend,” noted Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough, World Bank country

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ITF commends FG’s directive on harmonisation of skills programmes

The Director-General of Industrial Training Fund (ITF) Sir Joseph N. Ari, has commended the Federal Government for its directive on the harmonisation of skills programmes implemented by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

The DG, who was reacting to the pronouncement in Jos described the decision as a welcome development, as harmonisation of skills programmes would lead to greater synergy and cooperation between and amongst government agencies involved in skills acquisition for job and wealth creation.

He said such collaboration would lead to the greater multiplier effect, reduce wastages as well as duplication of efforts.

Sir Ari said it was for these reasons that the ITF had, over the years advocated for agencies of government to work together rather than solo.

“For a number of years now, we have been calling on HRD practitioners, particularly agencies of government involved in skills acquisition to come together so that we can work as

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