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More than 3,500 projects implemented around the world

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Since its founding in 1965, GOPA has successfully implemented over 3,500 projects in more than 130 countries. At present, over 140 are being carried out. This database provides a selection of projects best illustrating GOPA’s fields of activity.

Skills Development Project - Phase IV

Education and Employment Promotion
CSSCVE (Centre for Secondary Specialised Vocational Education)
Donor Organisation: 
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
Project Volume: 
Value of Services: 
Start of project: 
April, 2011
End of project: 
August, 2018



The support by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Uzbekistan focused on the introduction of a modern training programme for specialists in the field of repair and maintenance of automated systems. The Skills Development Project has been highly appreciated by all national partners and has successfully established new cooperation schemes between the educational system and the private sector.

Project details


Objectives & Results

Capacity development: Consultancy, technical advice, tailor-made training and support for the national VET authorities with the aim to enable the CSSCVE to: implement reform projects autonomously; and to modernise the VET system through the development of modern occupational pathways, competency-based training and skills testing, and labour-market re­levant curricula with a strong focus on practical training.

Promotion of private sector participation: Development and implementation of a mutually beneficial scheme for cooperation between vocational colleges and water management facilities.

Modernising water sector related VET: Revision and up-date of relevant curricula, devel­opment of modern training material, further training for teachers, specification of equipment for work­shops of training suppliers in order to put secondary technical vocational colleges in a position to provide modern VET to students and adult learners.

The project was built on a solid basis by:

  • Using the experience gained in phases one and two of the SDP;
  • Implementing and replicating the approach developed by the SDP which has proven very successful;
  • Developing new models and solutions in line with ILO guidelines and the regulations already adopted by the national VET authority; and
  • Continuing intensive cooperation and partnership with the CSSVE and its key staff and experts.


  • Evaluation of vocational colleges (VC) and final selection of beneficiary VCs;
  • Qualification demand analysis;
  • Development of new and revision of traditional vocational standards;
  • Development of curricula;
  • Training needs analysis;
  • Further capacfity building and training of teachers, instructors and managers of VCs;
  • Planning and implementation of new vocational training programmes;
  • Dissemination of results;
  • Monitoring and evaluation;
  • Drafting of sustainability report.