Project appraisal is one of the key functions of P&D Wing that involves assessing and questioning proposals before resources are committed. The section is responsible for identification, evaluation, preparation, approval, and execution of projects for skill development trainings and suggesting policy recommendations for overall TVET sector uplift. The Section works in close liaison with outside organizations including but not limited to the Planning Commission, Finance Division, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training for addressing developmental projects related issues.
Primary functions of the Project Development and Appraisal Section include:
TVET sector of Pakistan has been highly fragmented and unstructured that required overhauling at all levels starting from policy formulation, execution, delivery, and to the impact. Under the reforms which is based on the principles of quality, access, and relevancy a National Skill Strategy (NSS) has been formulated in consultation with all key stakeholders, which is aligned with the 12th Five Year Plan (2019-23), Pakistan Vision-2025, and TVET Policy. The strategy has been developed under the TVET sector uplifting framework aiming to revamp the entire sector by identifying key issues and taking quantitative and quantitative measures to address them. The framework has been manifested in shape of Prime Minister’s Hunarmand Pakistan (Skills for All) Program initiated by the present Government in November 2019 for 20 months. The program provides a comprehensive roadmap for TVET sector to enhancing infra-structure capacity, enlarging skill development opportunities for youth, and bringing their technical capacities at par with international standards both in conventional as well as high-tech and high-end technologies.
Recognizing the need for skill development, a Task Force was constituted under Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training to devise a comprehensive strategy for skill development in country. NAVTTC spearheaded the proceedings of this initiative and this taskforce was constituted of all federal and provincial TVET stakeholders. Based on these key requirements, the Task Force has identified eight (08) key areas where interventions are required urgently for Pakistan to have a vibrant, responsive and productive TVET system. These eight areas are mentioned below:
To implement the above recommendations of taskforce, a comprehensive skill development program is prepared and being implemented by NAVTTC i.e. Prime Minister’s Hunarmand Pakistan (Skills for All) Program under Kamyab Jawan Initiatives with following 14 areas of interventions covered under this program:
Both in terms of scope and outreach, this is the largest intervention in the TEVT sector of the country. The 14 areas of interventions proposed under the Skills for All Strategy will serve as a catalyst for kicking off the transformation of the entire TVET system in the country. It is also expected that with the initiation of this program, the long overdue process of TVET sector reforms and transformation will initiate which increasingly attract other stakeholders- the provincial governments, industry and private sector, and the donors- to contribute their parts in bringing Pakistani TVET sector at par with international standards. A Total number of approximately 170,000 skilled and certified workforce will readily be available after successful implementation of this program.