Niger - Vocational and Technical Education Development Support Project

Project Summary

Approval Date 15 Dec 2010
Signature Date 22 Dec 2010
Planned Completion Date 31 Dec 2020
Last Disbursement Planned Date 31 Dec 2020
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11330
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 25,500,000
Status Completion

Project General Description

The Vocational and Technical Education Development Support Project is intended to respond to Niger’s new socio-economic opportunities, namely relating to the exploitation of uranium and oil deposits, and finalization of the country’s major projects, particularly the Kandadji dam, the railroad and the dry port. It is a project designed to modernize vocational and technical education and which will help to train quality technical labor to support the emerging industrial sectors and the country’s economic growth. It aims to increase the population’s access to quality vocational and technical education, particularly girls’ access to the industrial sector, improve training curricula in line with job market demand, and strengthen the capacities of institutions responsible for formulating technical education and vocational training (VTET) sub-sector policies. The industrial sectors targeted by the project include: (i) civil engineering; (ii) electronic and electrotechnical engineering; (iii) mechanical engineering, and (iv) petrochemical engineering. The project activities are scheduled to be completed in five years. The total project cost is estimated at XOF 20.10 billion (UA 26.91 million), excluding taxes.

Project Objectives

The country’s development objective is to improve the living conditions of the population. The overall project objective is to increase the population’s access to quality vocational and technical education and training. Specifically, the project aims at: (i) extension and rehabilitation of existing VTET institutions and construction of a new VTET college at Diffa; (ii) procurement of furniture, teaching equipment and aids; (iii) training of trainers, pedagogic inspectors; (iv) introduction new curricula, as well as revision of existing curricula; and (v) capacity building for the Ministry responsible for VTET and training structures through a participatory process in the regions targeted by the project (Niamey, Maradi, Zinder and Diffa).


The main project beneficiaries are: (i) all first cycle students of general, vocational and technical secondary education, (ii) all graduates from technical, vocational and science high schools, (iii) VTET system trainers, (iv) the Ministry of Vocational and Technical Training, and (v) companies operating in the industrial sectors.

Participating Organization

African Development Fund
Government Of Niger
Ministry of Vocational and Technical Training


IATI identifier 46002-P-NE-IAE-001
Last Update 15 Apr 2021


Contact Details

Name OUEDRAOGO Alfred Regis N.

Geographic Location

Country Niger
Coordinates Location Name
15 10.5 zinder
14.25 7.25 Maradi
16 13.5 Diffa
13.5214 2.10528 Niamey