Kenya - Technical Vocational Education and Training for Relevant Skills Development Project - Phase II

Project Summary

Approval Date 01 Jul 2015
Signature Date 21 Aug 2015
Planned Completion Date 30 Jun 2021
Last Disbursement Planned Date 30 Jun 2021
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11330
Commitment U.A 41,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The TVET sector plays an important role in meeting the skills demands for the labour market. The current TVET is highly ‘supply’ oriented. Bank’s support to Phase I and II, contributes to realization of the TVET Act, 2013provisions specifically in regard to enhancing TVET quality and relevance to respond to the needs of the Labour market. The Government of Kenya (GoK) is undertaking major reforms in the TVET sector. Notably the Kenya TVET Act, 2013 was enacted and its implementation has begun, such as creation the new TVET authority to enforce regulations and standards in the TVET sector. This support will also strengthen the TVET systems and its institutions in line with the requirements of the TVET Act, 2013. The anticipated project’s outcomes will contribute to addressing the Youth unemployment concern by equipping youth with relevant skills for the industry.

Project Objectives

The project’s envisaged results are to contribute to enhanced quality and relevance of TVET programs in line with the TVET Act of 2013 provisions; and to support increased access (enrolment) in engineering and applied sciences TVET Programs to meet the immediate and emerging labour market demands. Kenya’s unemployment is currently estimated at 40% of which 80% are youth. At the same time, Kenya lacks critical middle level skills in the immediate and emerging labour market to meet the demand side needs of the employment equation.


The project targets 3000 poor and vulnerable youths, including 300 youths living with disability from across the Country. Of the target youths, at least 50% will be females. The 33 target TVET institutions will benefit from TVETA accreditation for engineering and applied sciences programs thereby increasing their student’s enrolments in these faculties. Upgrading of the four ‘special needs’ TTIs will also benefit Youth with disability to timely access TVET and be empowered towards self-reliance’. The 600 TVET tutors (at least 30% female) will benefit from skills upgrading. MoEST will benefit from an improved TVET information management system that will enable it to make informed planning and policy decisions based on evidence from reliable data. Indirect Beneficiaries. The industry/private sector will benefit from TVET graduates who have relevant skills and also through the required industrial attachments. The Industry will have access to subsidised labour for the specific period. The private sector will greatly benefit from the equipment supply and installation. Overall, the GoK will benefit from a qualified and skilled TVET workforce which will attract foreign investments and steer the country towards the Vision 2030 aspirations for human capital development.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Kenya
Ministry of Education, Science and Techn


IATI identifier 46002-P-KE-IAE-002
Last Update 31 Oct 2019


Contact Details

Name OLANG'O Susan Achieng
Email s.olang'

Geographic Location

Country Kenya
Coordinates Location Name
1 38 Kenya