ADB/EU to boost skills of Myanmar’s youth

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the European Union (EU) are preparing a USD 26 million technical assistance (TA) grant to support reforms that will improve the quality and relevance of secondary education and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programs in Myanmar, the ADB announced on December 3rd 2019.

“ADB remains committed to supporting the Government of Myanmar’s reform efforts, which are vital to helping young people gain valuable skills needed in the current and future job market,” said ADB Education Specialist Ms. Yumiko Yamakawa. “The project will help Myanmar produce a highly skilled and educated labor force, which is key for the country’s future growth and development.”

Despite the ongoing reforms and efforts by the Ministry of Education, under the National Education Strategic Plan 2016–2021, education’s quality, lack of vocational training options and shortage of instructors are frequently pointed out by civil organisations as well as businesses operating in the country.

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