TitleSupport to Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Phase III (TVET III)
Type of projectProcurement, Rehabilitation and Strengthening of management of TVET institutions
ClientRwanda TVET Board (RTB)
Origin of fundingKfW Development Bank, Frankfurt, Germany
Duration01/2021 - 06/2024

The sector of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Rwanda has been supported by German Technical Cooperation (TC) since several years (Focal Area “Sustainable Economic Development”). During intergovernmental negotiations in 2011 it was decided that TVET shall receive additional assistance through German Financial Cooperation to enhance the TC commitment as well as to introduce FC as a complementary instrument to strengthen the sector. The implementation of the first phase of the FC support to TVET started in April 2014 and is expected to be completed in the second half of 2016. The second phase shall build on the findings and experiences of phase I but will finance investments at different schools than phase I.

Phase III of the TVET Programme was initiated by the Financing Agreement between Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning ("Recipient") and the Rwanda TVET Board (“Project-Executing Agency”) and KfW ("KfW") dated 15. November 2016. The estimated total Project cost is approximately EUR 11 million. The German Financial Contribution amounts to EUR 10 million. The Project measures comprise the procurement of equipment, the rehabilitation/extension of existing facilities and the strengthening of the management of the selected public TVET institutions. In addition, the Project will provide support to private TVET schools.

The overall objective of the Joint German TVET Programme is to increase the number of skills workers covered by social security. The objective of the FC Programme "Support to the Technical and Vocational Education and Training”, Phase III is “to increase of the number of qualified graduates in the TVET institutions benefiting from the FC support” indicated by an increase in the number of students who pass the final CBT exams.

Three outputs are to be implemented:

  1. At least eight public TVET institutions shall be rehabilitated extended and equipped according to competency-based training (CBT) standards and provide the relevant training.
  2. The management of the Programme schools is strengthened with regard to an efficient and sustainable operation of the schools. School staff shall be trained in maintenance and basic skills training in the priority sectors is delivered to trainers in the selected TVET institutions.
  3. Support to private TVET schools is given